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Family Mottoes
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Family Name Gaelic Equivalent Original Language English Translation
CoakleyMac CaoclaoicIn hoc signo vinces.Under this sign you shall conquer.
Coates - Vigilans et audax. Vigilant and bold.
Coats - - Be firm.
CochraneMac CogaráinVirtue et labore.By virtue and exertion.
Cockburn - - Press through.
Cockburn - Vigilans et audax. Vigilant and bold.
Cockrane Mac Cogaráin Virtute et labore. By valour and exertion.
CoddMac ódaVulneratus non victus.Wounded not conquered.
CoffeyÓ CobhthaighNon proventia sed victoria.Not in providence, but in victory.
Cogan - Constans fidei. Steady to my faith.
Cokayne - Virtus in arduis. Courage in difficulties.
Coke - Esto quod esse videris. Men should be what they seem.
Colandrine - Sursum. Upwards.
Colborne - Constans fidei. Steady to my faith.
ColeMac ComaillEsto quod esse videris.Men should be what they seem.
Colebrooke - Sola bona que honesta. Those things are good which are honest.
Coleman Ó Colmáin - Be just and fear not.
ColemanÓ ColmáinEsto sol testis.Let the sun be a witness.
ColganMac ColghainVirtus probata florescit.Tried virtue flourishes.
ColleyÓ CollaVirtutis fortuna comes.Fortune the companion of valour.
CollierCoiléirNemo sine cruce beatus.No one is happy but by the cross.
CollinsÓ CoileáinDant vulnera vitam.The wounds of life.
Collins - Fide et virtute. By fidelity and valour.
Collins - Frangas non flectes. You may break, but shall not bend me.
Collis - Mens conscia recti. A mind conscious of rectitude.
Collmore - Semper eadem. Always the same.
Collow - Pro patria semper. For my country ever.
Cologan - Virtus probata florescit. Tried virtue flourishes.
Colquhoun - Dum spiro spero. While I breath I hope.
Colquhoun - Festina lente. Be quick without impetuosity.
Colston - - Go and do thou likewise.
Colt - Vincit qui patitur. The one who is patient wins.
Columbine - Audaces fortuna juvat. Fortune favours the bold.
Colville - - All is in God.
Colville - - Persevere.
Colvin - In hoc signo vinces. Under this sign you shall conquer.
Comber - Sapiens dominabitur astris. A wise man can rule the stars.
Mc C(r)ombie--Touch not the cat bota (without) a glove.
Comer - - Persevere.
ComerfordMac CumascaigSo no no Dea ne.God will perform it.
Compton - - Be firm.
Compton - Dum spiro spero. While I breath I hope.
ConcannonÓ Concheannain Con can an.Wisdom without blemish.
CondonCondúnIn Deo spes mea.In God is my hope.
CondronÓ Conaráin-Watchful and valiant.
ConlanÓ ConnalláinInter utrumque.Between the two.
O' ConnellÓ ConaillCiall agus neart.Reason and strength.
Connell Ó Conaill Non sibi. Not for himself.
Connellan - Inter utrumque. Between the two.
ConnollyÓ CongailleEn Dieu est tout.In God is all.
O' ConnorÓ ConcuirÓ Diagac aon cabair.From God all help.
Conqueror - Victoria. Victory.
Conran - In Deo spes mea. In God is my hope.
Conroy Ó Conraoi - History cannot be destroyed by time.
ConroyÓ ConraoiMaureann a sgríobtarThat which is written lives.
ConsidineMac ConsaidínVigeur de dessus.Strength from above.
Constable - Semper paratus. Always prepared.
ConwayMac ConmideFide et amore.Faith and love.
Conyngham - - Over fork over.
CooganÓ CuagáinConstans fidei.Steady to my faith.
Cook-Esse quam virderi.To be, rather than to seem.
Cooke - Pro rege et patria. For king and country.
CookeMac DabocNihil habere sine labore.I have nothing without labour.
Cookson - Ne quid nimis. Nothing too much.
Cookson - Nil desperandum. Never dispair.
CooneyÓ CuanaFortis et fidus.Brave and trusty.
Cooper - - Love, serve.
CooperCuipéirFreastalag grá.Love serve.
Coote - Vincit veritas. Truth conquers.
Cope - Perseverando. By perservering.
Cor(r)y - Virtus semper viridis. Virtue is always flourishing.
Corbet(t)Ó Coirbin - Save me, Lord.
Corbet(t)Ó CoirbinDeus pascit corvos.God feeds the ravens.
Corbet(t)
Dum spiro spero. While I breath I hope.
Corbin - Deus pascit corvos. God feeds the ravens.
CorcoranÓ CorcráinIn fide et in bello.Strong both in faith and in war.
Mc CormickMac CormaicSine timore.Without fear.
Cornwall - - We beg you see warily.
CorriganÓ CorragáinConsilio et impetu.By wisdom and vigour.
CorryÓ CorraVigilans et audax.Watchful and bold.
Cosby - Audaces fortuna juvat. Fortune favours the bold.
Cosby - Sub libertate quietem. Rest under liberty.
Cosgrave(Ó) Mac CoscraigManu forti.With a strong hand.
CostelloMac CoistealaAudaces fortuna juvat.Fortune favours the bold.
CostiganMac OistoghínVirtute et fidelitate.By valour and fidelity.
CotterMac OitirDum spiro spero.While I breath I hope.
Cotton - - With God's blessing.
Cotton - Fidelitas vincit. Faithfulness conquers.
Cottrell - Nec temere nec timide. Neither rashly nor timidly.
CoughlanÓ CochláinFortis in arduis.Brave in difficulties.
CoulterÓ ColtairTransfigam.I will transfix.
Couper - Virtute. By virtue.
De Courey - Vincit omnia virtus. Virtue conquers all.
Mc CourtMac CuartaPer mare per terras.Over sea and land.
Courtayne - Per mare per terras. By land and sea.
CourtneyÓ CurnáinDei gratia.By the grace of God.
Le Coutenr - Toujours prest Always nimble.
Coutts-Esse quam virderi.To be, rather than to seem.
CowleyMac AmalaíDulce periculum.Danger is sweet.
CoxMac An CoilligFide et fortitudine.With faith and fortitude.
Mc CoyMac AodaPro Deo et patria.For God and country.
CoyleMac Giolla ComaillHuamni nihil alienum.Nothing that relates to man is indifferent to me.
CoyneÓ Cadhain-Faithful to an unhappy country.
Coyney - Fide sed cui vide. Trust, but be careful whom (you trust).
Cradock - Nec temere nec timide. Neither rashly nor timidly.
CraigDe CreagVive Deo ut vivas.Live to God that you may live.
Cramp - Fide et amore. Faith and love.
Cranstonn - - Thou shalt want ere I want.
Cranstoun - - I desire not to want.
Craw - - God is my safety.
Crawford Mac Rait - God feeds the crows.
Crawford Mac Rait Fide et diligentia. Faith and diligence.
CrawfordMac RaitTutum le rabore reddan.I will render you safe by my strength.
Mc CreadyMac RiadaSemper paratus.Always ready.
CreaghCraobhach-Hold on to your branch.
Creagh Craobhach Thournib'crev'th. I give you the branch.
Creagh Craobhach Virtute et numine. By virtue and prudence.
CreanÓ CroidheáinCor mundum crea in mea Deus.A clean heart trust in God.
Cree - - The reward of integrity.
CreganÓ Criocáindes of craoideán.[Dim of Croide heart.]
Cregoe - Fortuna audaces juvat. Fortune favours the bold.
CreightonÓ Criocháin-God send grace.
CreminÓ CroninLám láidir a buag.The strong hand to victory.
Creswell - Aut nunquam tentes, aut perfice. Either do not attempt, or complete.
Creswick - - Do right and fear not.
Crichton - - God me guide.
Crichton - Perseverantia. Perseverance.
Crockett--Crow not, croke not.
Croft-Esse quam videri.To be, rather than to seem.
Crofton - Pro patria et rege. For country and king.
Crofts - Virtute et fidelitate. By valour and fidelity.
De St. Croix - In Deo confido. I trust in God.
CrokeCrócNon mihi sed Deo.Not for me, but for God.
Cromie - Labor omnia vincit. Work wins everything.
Crompton - - Love and loyalty.
CroninÓ CroininFortes fortuna juvat.Fortune favours the bold.
Crookshank - Per ardua. Through difficulties.
Cropper - - Love every man, fear no man.
Crosbie, CrosbyMac An CrossáinIndignate invidia florebit justus.The just man will flourish in spite of envy.
Cross Mac An Crossáin Certavi et vici. I have fought and conquered.
CrossMac An CrossáinCruce dum spero fido.While I breath I hope.
Crosthwaite - - Conquer or die.
Crothers - Sperandum est. It is to be hoped.
CrottyÓ CrotaigLám láidir in uactar.The strong hand uppermost.
CroweMac ConcraSceac mac concrada.The thorn bush of Mc Enchore.
CrowleyÓ CruadhlaoichSpeo in Deo.I hope in God.
CrozierCrúiséirDiligentia fortior.Stronger by diligence.
Cruickshank - Diligentia ditat. Industry renders rich.
Crum - - Fear God.
Cuff(e)Mac DubAnimus tamen idem.A mind as yet unchanged.
CullenÓ CuilinnNon sibi.Not for himself.
CullinaneÓ CuileannáinVirtus in arduis.Courage in difficulties.
M' Culloch - Sine macula. Without stain.
Mc CulloughMac Cú UiadVi et armis.By strength and courage.
Cum(m)ing - - Courage.
Cumming - Fuimus. We have been. (We have made our mark.)
CumminsÓ CoimínVirtute et fide.By valour and faith.
Cunard - - By perseverance.
Cuninghame Mac Cuinneagáin - Over fork over.
Cuninghame Mac Cuinneagáin Fortitudine. With fortitude.
Cunliffe - Fideliter. Faithfully.
CunninghamMac Cuinneagáin-Over fork over.
Cunnighame Mac Cuinneagáin Per varios casus. By various fortunes.
CurleyMac ToirealaigFinem respice.Consider the end.
Curling - Finem respice. Consider the end.
CurranÓ CurráinCor mundum crea in me Deus.Create in me a clean heart O God.
Currel - - Forward.
CurryÓ ComhraidheAspiro.I aspire.
CurtinMac CuirtinNil nisi bonum.Nothing but good.
CurtisDe CuirtéisGradatum vincimus.We conquer by degrees.
Curtis - Per ardua. Through difficulties.
Curtler - Labor omnia vincit. Work wins everything.
Curzon - Spec mea in Deo. God is my hope.
CusackCiosógEn Dieu est mon espoir.In God is my hope.
Cust-Esse quam virderi.To be, rather than to seem.
Cuthbert - Fortiter. Boldly
Cuthbert - Spero. I hope.

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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