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Family Name Gaelic Equivalent Original Language English Translation Coat of Arms
Bacchus--The eagle does not catch flies.-
Backhouse - Confido in Deo. Help in God. -
Bagwell - In fide et in bello fortis. Strong both in faith and in war.-
Bailey Báille Nec temere nec timide. Neither rashly nor timidly.
BaileyBáilleNil claraius astris.Nothing brighter than the stars.
Baillie - Spero meliora. I hope for better things.
Bain - Virtute. By virtue.
BairdMac AnbairdVi et virtute.By strength and valour.
Baker Báicéir - Love and dread.
Baker Báicéir Dum spiro spero. While I breath I hope.
Baker BáicéirFinis coronat opus. The end crowns the work.
BakerBáicéirHonos virtutes satilles.Honour the attendant of virtue.
Baker Báicéir Nemo sine cruce beatus. No one is happy but by the cross.
Balfour - - God gives increase.
Balfour - Omne solum forti patria. Every sail to a brave man in his country first.
BallBálFulcrum dignitotis virus.Virtue is the support of dignity.
Balmanno - Fortiter. Boldly -
Balme - Fideliter. Faithfully. -
Bamber - Fortis et egregius. Brave and distinguished. -
Band - Dieu est mon aide. God is my help. -
Banks - Perseverando. By perservering.
Bannerman - Pro patria. For my country.
BannonÓ BanáinDe Dieu tout.From God everything.
Banntyne - Dum spiro spero. While I breath I hope. -
St. Barbe - - Look and live. -
Barbeson - Semper fidelis. Always faithful. -
Baring - Probitate et labore. By honesty and toil. -
Baring - Virtus in arduis. Courage in difficulties. -
Barker - Fide sed cui vide. Trust, but be careful whom (you trust).
Barkworth - Esto quod esse videris. Men should be what they seem. -
Barnard - Festina lente. Be quick without impetuosity. -
Barne - Nec temere nec timide. Neither rashly nor timidly. -
Barnes - Nec temere nec timide. Neither rashly nor timidly.
Barnet - Finis coronat opus. The end crowns the work. -
Barnewall - Malo mori quam foedari. Death rather than dishonour. -
Barns - Coelum non solum. Heaven not earth. -
Barns - Siotcáin agus fairsinge. Peace and plenty. -
Barnwell - Loyal aut mort. Loyal to the death. -
BarrÓ BairrFortitudine.With fortitude.
Barreau - In hoc signo vinces. Under this sign you shall conquer. -
Barrett Bairéid - In uprightness God will support us.
BarrettBairéidbrisfid tú méac ní luabfaid tú mé.You may break but shall not bend me.
Barron Ó Bearáin Audaces fortuna juvat. Fortune favours the bold.
BarronÓ BearáinFortuna juvat audaces.Fortune favours the bold.
Barrs - Disce pati. Learn to endure. -
Barry De Bara - God's providence is my inheritance.
BarryDe BaraBoutez en avant.Put forward.
Barry De Bara Fortitudine. With fortitude.
Barton Bartún Fide et fortitude. By fidelity and fortitude. -
BartonBartúnVis fortibus arma vigour.Vigour is arms to brave men.-
Barwis - Misneac. Bear and forbear. -
Baskcomb - Forti et fideli nihil difficle. To the brave and faithful man nothing is difficult. -
Bate - Dieu et ma main droite God and my right hand. -
Bateman-Nec Pretio nec prece.Neither by bribery nor prayer.
BatesDe BátFortis in arduis.Brave in difficulties.
Bathgate - Vive ut vivas. Live that you may live forever. -
Batt - Virtute et valore. By virtue and valour. -
Baxter Mac Anbacstair Vincit veritas. Truth conquers. -
BaxterMac AnbacstairVirtute non verbis.Deeds not words.-
Bazilie - - Be not wanting. -
Bazley - Finem respice. Consider the end. -
Bazley - Finis coronat opus. The end crowns the work. -
Beadnell - Nec temere nec timide. Neither rashly nor timidly.
Beadon-Esse quam videri.To be, rather than to seem.-
Beaman - Fortiter. Boldly -
M' Bean - - Touch not a cat, but a glove. -
Mc Bean - - Touch not the cat bota (without) a glove. -
Beare - Misneac. Bear and forbear. -
Beasley - Labor omnia vincit. Work wins everything. -
Beatson - Pro patria. For my country. -
Beattie - Lumen coeleste sequamur. May we follow heavenly inspiration.
BeattyMac BiataigLumen coeleste sequamur.May we follow heavenly inspiration.
Beauchamp - Toujours fidele. Always faithful. -
Beaumont - Fide sed cui vide. Trust, but be careful whom (you trust). -
Beckford - De Dieu tout. From God everything. -
Becher-Bis vivit qui bene vivit.He lives twice who lives well.-
Bedingfield--The eagle does not catch flies.-
Beedham - - God be in my bede. -
Beevor - Nil desperandum. Never dispair. -
BegleyÓ BeaglaoichÁr ndútcas.Our inheritance.
BehanÓ BeacainMaireann a sgriobsar.History cannot be denied.
Beilby - Labor omnia vincit. Work wins everything. -
O' Beirne - Fuimus. We have been. (We have made our mark.) -
Belcher - Loyal aut mort. Loyal to the death. -
Belfield - Ubi amor ibi fides. Where there is love, there is faith. -
BellMac GiollamaoilPerseverantia.Perseverance.
Bellenden - Sic itir ad astra. This is the way of the stars. -
Bennet(t) Mac Beinéid - Serve the king.
Bennet(t)Mac BeinéidDe bon vouloir servir le patriae.To serve the country with right good will.
Bennet(t)Mac BeinéidAut nunquam tentes, aut perfice.Either do not attempt, or complete.
Bent - Nec temere nec timide. Neither rashly nor timidly. -
Bentley - Vive ut vivas. Live that you may live forever. -
Bere - Misneac. Bear and forbear. -
Berens-Esse quam videri.To be, rather than to seem.-
BerginÓ BeirginÓ haimergin.Wondrous birth.
BerminghamMac Feorais--
Bernard - Misneac. Bear and forbear. -
Bernard - Virtus probata florescit. Tried virtue flourishes. -
Berners - Del fuego lo avolo. I escaped from the fire. -
BerryÓ BearaNihil sine labore.Nothing without labour.-
Berry Ó Beara Per ardua. Through difficulties. -
Best-Sola cruce.Only the cross.
Bethune - Nunquam non paratus. Never unprepared. -
Betton - Nunquam non paratus. Never unprepared. -
Beynon - Heb Dduw heb ddim a Duw a digon. Without God, without anything, God is enough. -
Bigland - - Gratitude. -
Binckes - Deo patria amicas. To God, country, and friends. -
BinghamBingeamSpes mea Christus.Christ is my hope.
BlackÓ DuibNon crux sed lux.Not the cross, but its light.
BlairBlaracAmo probos.Love proved.
BlakeDe BlacaVirtus sola nobilitat.Virtue alone ennobles.
Biss - Nil conscire sibi. To have a conscience free from guilt. -
Bisset - Reviresco. I flourish again. -
Bla(c)kie - Virtute et fidelitate. By valour and fidelity. -
Blacker - Pro Deo et rege. For God and king. -
Blair - - God be my guide. -
Blair - Nec temere nec timide. Neither rashly nor timidly. -
Blaydes - Pro Deo, rege, et patria. For God, king, and country. -
Blayney - Non nobis solum. Not for us for oneself. -
Bleauw - Festina lente. Be quick without impetuosity. -
Blennerhassett - Fortes fortuna juvat. Fortune favours the bold. -
Bligh - Finem respice. Consider the end. -
Blomefield - Pro aris et focis. For our altars and our home. -
Blomfield - - Zeal and honour. -
Bloomfield - Fortes fortuna juvat. Fortune favours the bold. -
Blosse - Nec temere nec timide. Neither rashly nor timidly. -


Sources:
Irish Family Mottoes "The General Armory of England, Scotland, Ireland, and Wales."
By Tomás ó Baoillby Sir John Bernard Burke


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