In the Society for Creative Anachronism, everyone starts out as a minor noble. Any titles or ranks are earned through knowledge, skill, or deed.
Want to make a recommendation?
Use The Middle Kingdom Order of Precedence: a searchable listing of all the awards given by the Crown. Just type in part of someone’s name followed by an asterisk. (example: Donata* )
Here is a list of all the awards that are given in the Midrealm: http://www.midrealm.org/heraldry/awards.htm
This handy chart was created by Baron Gebhard Rauten and depicts all the awards arranged by type of award rather than precedence.