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Family Name Gaelic Equivalent Original language English Translation Coat of Arms
Gaddesden - Decrevi. I have resolved. -
GaffneyÓ GamnaNon dormis.I sleep not.Click Here
Gage - Corage sans peur. Courage without fear. -
GahanMag EacáinDum spiro spero.While I breath I hope.Click Here
Gair - Sero sed serio. Late but in earnest. -
Gairdner - - I mean no harm. -
GallagherÓ GallcoirMea gloria fides.Faith is my glory.Click Here
GalvinÓ Gealbain-By industry we prosper.Click Here
Galway - Vincit veritas. Truth conquers. -
Gamon - Virtus in arduis. Courage in difficulties. -
Mc GannMac AnnaidVirtute probitate.By virtue and honesty.Click Here
GannonMac FionnainVirtute et valore.By virtue and valour.Click Here
O'GaraÓ GadraFortiter et fideliter.Boldly and faithfully.Click Here
Garde - Toujours fidele. Always faithful. -
Garden - Sustine et abstine. Sustain and abstain. -
Gardiner - - Persevere. -
Gardiner - Nil desperandum. Never dispair. -
GardinerGairnéir-Honour rewards virtue.-
Gardner - Fide et amore. Faith and love. -
Gardner - Virtute et fortuna. By virtue and valour. -
GarlandGearlannLibertas.Liberty.Click Here
Garneys - - Goddess grace governe Garneys. -
GarrettMac GearóidSemper fidelis.Always faithful.Click Here
Mc GarryMac FearaigFear garb as mait.A good blunt man.Click Here
Garshore - - I renew my age. -
GarveyMac GairbeitMorior invictus.More wonderful unconquered.Click Here
Garvine - - Always helping. -
Gaskell - Spec mea in Deo. God is my hope. -
GavinÓ Gairbin -By industry we prosper.Click Here
Gavine - - By industry we prosper. -
GawleyMac AmalaíVincit veritas.Truth conquers.Click Here
Gay - Toujours gai. Always gay. -
GaynorMag Fionnbairr--Click Here
Geale - Claritate dextra. With a bright light to the right. -
Geary(Ó) Mac GadraFortiter et fideliter.Boldly and faithfully.Click Here
Mc GeeMac Aoid In Deo confido.I trust in God.Click Here
Mc Genis - Sola salus servire Deo. To serve God is the only salvation. -
Gentleman - - Truth, honour, and courtesy. -
Mc GeoghMac EocaidNemo me impune lacessit.No one provokes me with impunity.Click Here
GeogheganMac EocagáinSemper patriae servire presto.Be always ready to serve your country.Click Here
Mac George - - Dread God. -
St. George - Firmitas in caelo. Stability in heaven. -
GeraghtyMac OireactaigA Deo et rege.For God and king.Click Here
Germain - Aut nunquam tentes, aut perfice. Either do not attempt, or complete. -
Gervis - - Be just and fear not. -
Gethin - - Try. -
Gibbons - Fide et fortitude. By fidelity and fortitude. -
GibbonsMac GiobúinNil admirari.Not to admire.-
GibsonMac GibPaditate coelestes portae.Open O ye heavenly gates.Click Here
Giffard - Prenez haleine, tirez fort. Take breath and pull strong. -
Gigger - - Gratitude. -
GilbertMac GilbertMalo mori quam foedari.Death rather than dishonour.-
Gilchrist - - I hope to speed. -
Gilehrist - Mea gloria fides. Faith is my glory. -
Mc Gilevray - - Touch not the cat bota (without) a glove. -
Mc GillMac GiollaSine fine.Without end.Click Here
Mc GillMac GiollaIn Domino confido.I trust in the Lord.Click Here
Gillbanks - Honore et virtute. Honour and virtue. -
GillenÓ GilínTutum refugium.A safe refuge.Click Here
Mc Gilleray - - Touch not the cat bota (without) a glove. -
Gillespie - - Touch not the cat bota (without) a glove. -
GillespieMac GiollaeaspaigCerta salutis anchora.The sure anchor of salvation.Click Here
Gillett - Spec mea in Deo. God is my hope. -
Gillies - - Touch not the cat bota (without) a glove. -
Gillies - - Touch not the cat, but a glove. -
Gillis - - Touch not the cat bota (without) a glove. -
M' Gillivray - - Be mindful. -
M' Gillivray - - Touch not the cat, but a glove. -
Gillon - Tutum refugium. A safe refuge. -
Mc GillycuddyMac GiollacudaSursum corda.Hearts upwards.Click Here
GilliganÓ GiollagáinSemper fidelis.Always faithful.Click Here
GilmerMac GiollmirNil penna sed usus.Not the pen but its use.Click Here
Gilmour - Nil penna sed usus. Not the pen but its use. -
GilroyMac GiollaruaAd finem fidelis.Faithful to the end.Click Here
Ginkell - Malo mori quam foedari. Death rather than dishonour. -
Mc GinnMag FinnAmor et honor. Love and honour.Click Here
Girandot - Nil desperandum. Never dispair. -
Gladstanes - Fide et virtute. By fidelity and valour. -
Gladstones - Fide et virtute. By fidelity and valour. -
Glazebrook - Dum spiro spero. While I breath I hope. -
Gledstanes - Fide et virtute. By fidelity and valour. -
GleesonÓ GliasáinVincit amor patriae.To love my country.Click Here
Glendonwyn - - Have faith in Christ. -
Gleneagles - - Suffer. -
GlennonMac LeannaínGenerosus et animasus.Generous and courageous.Click Here
Mc GlinchyMac LoingsigLoin seac.Mariner.Click Here
Glyn - - Firm in my trust. -
GlynnMag FloinnMalo mori quam foedari.Death rather than dishonour.Click Here
GodfreyMac GotraidDeus et libertas.God and liberty.-
Godfrey - - God friend. -
Goding - Dominus providebit. God will provide. -
GogartyMag Fógartaig--Click Here
Going - Dum spiro spero. While I breath I hope. -
Golding - Pro Deo et rege. For God and king. -
Goldney - Honor virtutes praemium. Honor is the reward of valour. -
Gooch - Fide et virtute. By fidelity and valour. -
Goodchild - Vincit omnia virtus. Virtue conquers all. -
GoodwinMac Gualraic Fide et virtute.By fidelity and valour.Click Here
Googe - Audaces juvat. Fortune the bold. -
Gordon - - Dread God. -
Gordon - - Fear God. -
Gordon - - Forward without fear. -
Gordon - - God for us. -
Gordon - - I byde. -
Gordon - - Truth prevails. -
Gordon - Dum spiro spero. While I breath I hope. -
Gordon - Sans crainte. Without fear. -
Gordon - Spero. I hope. -
GordanMag MuirneacainAnimo non astutia.By courage, not craft.Click Here
Gore - In hoc signo vinces. Under this sign you shall conquer. -
Gore - Sola salus servire Deo. To serve God is the only salvation. -
Gorham - - Ready and faithful. -
O'GormanÓ GormáinTosac cata a's deireair.The beginning and end of battle.Click Here
GormleyÓ GarmaileGradua diversi via una.There is but one way to all difficulties.Click Here
Goskar - Spes mea in Deo. God is my hope. -
Gothard - - The eagle does not catch flies. -
Gough - Gradua diversi via una. There is but one way to all difficulties. -
GoughMac EocaidFaug a bollag.Clear the way.Click Here
Gould - Probitate et labore. By honesty and toil. -
GouldingGóilinProbitate et labore.By honesty and toil.Click Here
Mc GovernMag GamráinServiendo guberno.I govern by serving.Click Here
Mc GowanMac GabannTennebras expelit et hostes. He drives forth the darkness and the foe.Click Here
Gower - Frangas non flectes. You may break, but shall not bend me. -
GraceGrásEn grace affie.On grace depend.Click Here
Gradwell - Nil desperandum. Never dispair. -
O'GradyÓ GrádaVulneratus non victus.Wounded not conquered.Click Here
GrahamÓ GreacáinLiber et erectus.Free and erect.Click Here
Graham - - For right and reason. -
Graham - - For right. -
Graham - - Peace and grace. -
Graham - - Reason contents me. -
Graham - Nec temere nec timide. Neither rashly nor timidly. -
Graham - Noli me tangere. Touch me not. -
Graham - Pro rege. For my king. -
Graham - Spero meliora. I hope for better things. -
Mc GraneMag Ráine--Click Here
GrantLe GraunteSu se robore firmat.He strengthens himself by his own might.Click Here
Grantham - Honor et amore. Honour and love. -
Granville - Deo patria amicas. To God, country, and friends. -
Mc GrathMac CraitSalus in fide.Salvation by faith.Click Here
Grattan - Esse quam videri. To be, rather than to seem. -
Grattan Mg Reactain Pro patria vivere et mori. To live and die for our country. Click Here
GrattenMg ReactainPro patria vivere et mori. To live and die for our country.Click Here
Graves - - The eagle does not catch flies. -
Graves - Esse quam videri. To be, rather than to seem. -
Gravett - Per varios casus. By various fortunes. -
Gray - - Constant -
De Gray - Qualis ab incepto. The same as from the beginning. -
GrayMac Catail Riabaig-graePraestare et prodessee.To outstrip and do good.-
Grazebrook - Misneac. Bear and forbear. -
Greaves - - The eagle does not catch flies. -
Greaves - Spec mea in Deo. God is my hope. -
Green - Virtus semper viridis. Virtue is always flourishing. -
GreenÓ HuaineNe timeo nec sperno.I neither fear nor despise.Click Here
Greenford - Fide sed cui vide. Trust, but be careful whom (you trust). -
Greenly - Fal y Gallo As I can. -
Greenwood - Ut prosim. That I may be of use. -
GreerMac GriogairMemor esto.Be mindful of thy ancestors.Click Here
Greg(g)-S'Riogal mo dream.Royal is my race.Click Here
M' Gregor - Nunquam non paratus. Never unprepared. -
GregoryMac GréagairVigilanter.Watchfully.Click Here
Gregson - Virtute et labore. By valour and exertion. -
GrehanÓ GréacáinNe oublies.Do not forget.Click Here
Greig - - Strike sure. -
Greville - Decrevi. I have resolved. -
Greville - Vix ea nostro noco. I scarce call these things our own. -
Griffeth - Non crux sed lux. Not the cross, but its light. -
Griffin - Ne vile velis. Ne vile velis. -
GriffinMac GrífinFide et fortitudine. By fidelity and fortitude.Click Here
Griffith - Fide et fortitude. By fidelity and fortitude. -
Grigg - Ut prosim. That I may be of use. -
GrimesÓ GréacáinGaudet tenamine virtus.Virtue exults in the trial.Click Here
Grisewood - Nil desperandum. Never dispair. -
Grogan - Fidus et audax. Faithful and bold. -
Grogan - Honor et virtus. Honour and virtue. -
Grogan(Ó) Mac GruagáinHonor et virtus.Honour and virtue.Click Here
Groset - Pro patria. For my country. -
Le Gross - In Deo confido. I trust in God. -
Grote - Prodesse quam conspici. To do good rather than be conspicuous. -
M' Guarie - - Be true. -
Mac Guarle - Turris fortis mihi Deus. God is a tower of strength to me. -
Guest - Nec temere nec timide. Neither rashly nor timidly. -
GuilfoyleMac GiollapóilOmine bonum die Donum. Every good thing is a gift of God.Click Here
Mc GuinnessMag AongusaSola salus servire Deo. To serve God is the only salvation.Click Here
Mc GuireMac UidirJustitia et fortitudo invincibilia sunt.Justice and fortitude are invincible.Click Here
Gullon - Tutum refugium. A safe refuge. -
Gumbleton - Memento mori. Remember about death. -
Gun - Dum spiro spero. While I breath I hope. -
Gun - Vincit amor patriae. To love my country. -
Gunn Aut Pax Aut Bellum Either Peace or War Click Here
Guthrie - Fortiter et fideliter. Boldly and faithfully. -
Gwyn - Gogoniant yr clethaf. Glory to the sword. -

Source: Irish Family Mottoes
By Tomás ó Baoill


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