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FEMALE HEIR OF A BARON

"Maid" (eg Lucy Shand, Maid of Pitscot) is the female equivalent of the Scottish title of "Master" and is used only if there is historical precedent in the family.


DAUGHTER OF A BARON

The unmarried daughters of chiefs, chieftains and lairds (and therefore barons) are all entitled to use the territorial designation in their surnames. The eldest daughter becomes Miss Shand of Pitscot and her younger sisters are Miss Flora Shand of Pitscot, Miss Lucy Shand of Pitscot.


YOUNGER SONS OF A BARON

Unlike the custom on the Continent, younger sons, younger brothers and other collaterals do not bear the territorial designation: Ian Shand’s second son is simply Gordon Shand. According to Scottish practice, younger sons have to make their way in the world and establish houses of their own.