Designation of 'von' name #austria-czech


Dora Donis
 

Dear friends,

Please help me with this puzzle.

It is my understanding that only the Emperor/Empress/King, etc. could
award knighthood to a commoner. Can someone tell me how did they select
the full title to a person and by whom (the Emperor or the newly appointed
Knight)?. For example:
Name of the person awarded the Knighthood, plus the words "Edler von
Rosenheim?"

Does this imply that the person was >from Rosenheim?

Finally, if so, was Rosenheim (now in Germany) ever a part of the Austro-
Hungarian Empire ca. 1765?

Thanks
Dora M. Donis-Kestler
ddonis@sbcglobal.net
USA

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