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Names begining with " O' " are listed under the first letter following the prefix
e.g. O'Brien is under "B", O'Neill under "N", etc.

Family Name Gaelic Equivalent Original language English Translation Coat of Arms
NagleDe NoglaNon vox sed votum.Not in voice but a wish.Click Here
Mc NallyMac An FáigigPro Deo, pro patria, et lege.For God, my country and the law.Click Here
Mc NamaraMac ConmaraFirmitas in caelo.Stability in heaven.Click Here
NashDe Nais Omnia vincit veritas.Truth conquers all things.Click Here
NaughtonMac NeactainSagax et audax.Shrewd and bold.Click Here
NearyÓ NáraigFide et fortitudine.By fidelity and fortitude.-
Nee Ó NiaNunc aut nunquam.Now or never.Click Here
NeilanÓ NialláinPro patria.For my country.Click Here
Mc NeillMac NéillPer virtutem scientemque.By courage and knowledge.Click Here
O'NeillÓ NéilLám dearg éirin.The red hand of Ireland.Click Here
NelsonMac NeigillVirtute et votes.By virtue and vows.Click Here
Nesbitt-Je maintiendrai.I will maintain.Click Here
NevilleÓ NiadNe vile velis.Wish nothing base.Click Here
NevinMac CnáiminVive sperandum.Life hope.Click Here
NewmanNuamanUbi amor ibi fides.Where there is love, there is faith.Click Here
NixonMac NicToujours pret.Always ready.Click Here
NobleLe NobleFide et fortitudine.By fidelity and fortitude.Click Here
NolanÓ NualláinCor unum via una.One heart one way.Click Here
NoonanÓ NuanáinCrom a boo.Crom forever.Click Here
NooneÓ NuáinÁr ndútcas.Our inheritance.Click Here
NorrisNopréisRespice finem.Consider the end.Click Here
NorrisNopréisFideliter serva.Perform faithfully.Click Here
NugentNuinseannDecrevi.I have resolved.Click Here
Mc NultyMac An UltaigMerito.With merit.Click Here
Mc NultyMac An UltaigFiúntac.Deserving.Click Here
Mac Naghten - - I hope in God. -
O' Naghten - Sagax et audax. Shrewd and bold. -
Nagle - - Gratitude and loyalty. -
M' Nair - Labor omnia vincit. Work wins everything. -
Nairn - Sero sed serio. Late but in earnest. -
Naish - Omnia vincit veritas. Truth conquers all things. -
Mac Namara - Virtute et valore. By virtue and valour. -
Napier - Regarde bien. Attend well. -
Mc Neagh - Per ardua. Through difficulties. -
M' Neill - Vincere aut mori. Either conquer or die. -
Nettles - Nemo me impune lacessit. No one provokes me with impunity. -
Nevins - Nil desperandum. Never dispair. -
Mc Nevins - Vive sperandum. Life hope. -
Newall - Diligentia ditat. Industry renders rich. -
Newlands - Pro patria. For my country. -
Newling - In hoc signo vinces. Under this sign you shall conquer. -
Newton - Faveat fortuna. Let fortune favour. -
Newton - Pro patria. For my country. -
Nichol - Duw a digon. God and enough. -
Nicholls - Semper fidelis. Always faithful. -
Nicholson - Virtus sola nobilitas. Virtue is the only nobility. -
Nind - Fortis et fidelis. Brave and faithful. -
Nisbet - - I byde it. -
Niven - - I hope in God. -
Niven - Vive sperandum. Life hope. -
Noble - Virtute et valore. By virtue and valour. -
Norcliffe - Sine macula. Without stain. -
Norman - Honor virtutes praemium. Honor is the reward of valour. -
Northey - - Steady. -
Norton - Confide recte agens. Trust in fair dealing. -
Nottidgo - Siotcáin agus fairsinge. Peace and plenty. -
Nuthoobhoy - - Wisdom above riches. -
Orr-Bonis omnia bona. All things are good to the good.Click Here
Osborne-Pax in bello. Peace in war.Click Here
OwensÓheogainInutilis vis est.Force is useless.Click Here
Oak - - Persevere. -
Ochterlony - Sic itir ad astra. This is the way of the stars. -
Ogilvey - Nil desperandum. Never dispair. -
Ogilvie - Fideliter. Faithfully. -
Ogilvie - Pro patria. For my country. -
Ogilvy - - Forward. -
Oliphant - - I'll hope and not rue. -
Oliphant - - What was may be. -
Oliverson - Dum spiro spero. While I breath I hope. -
Onslow - Festina lente. Be quick without impetuosity. -
Orlebar - Ora et labora. Pray and labour. -
Orme - Fortis et fidelis. Brave and faithful. -
Orpen - Vincit veritas. Truth conquers. -
Otter - - Watch. -
Otway - Semper vigilans. Always watchful. -
Oukes - - Persevere. -
Owen - Deus pascit corvos. God feeds the ravens. -
Owen - Firmitas in caelo. Stability in heaven. -
Owen - Nec temere nec timide. Neither rashly nor timidly. -
PalmerÓ Maolómair-Deeds not words.Click Here
Parke-Sapienter et pie.Wisely and piously.Click Here
ParkerPalrcéir Fideli certa merces.To the faithful there is certain reward.Click Here
PattersonMac PaidínVirtute viresco.I flourish by virtue.Click Here
PattonÓ PeatáinPatior, potior.I endure, I enjoy.Click Here
PerryDe PoireRe et merito.By reality and merit.Click Here
PierceMac PiaraisSub cruce salus.Salvation under the cross.Click Here
PiggottPiogóidTout foys presit.Always ready.Click Here
PhelanÓ FaoláinTurris fortis mihi Deus.God is a tower of strength to me.Click Here
PhillipsMac PilibMens conscia recti.A mind conscious of rectitude.Click Here
Plunket(t)PluineéidFestina lente.Be quick without impetuosity.Click Here
PorterPóirtéirVigilantia et virtute.By vigilance and valour.Click Here
PowerDe PaorPro patria semper.For my country ever.Click Here
PrendergastDe PriondragásVincit veritas.Truth prevails.Click Here
PricePrísIn vigila sic vinces.In watchfullness thus you will conquer.Click Here
PurcellPuirséilAut vincam periam.I will either conquer or perish.Click Here
Packwood - - None is truly great, but he that is truly good. -
Palmer - - It shall flourish. -
Palmer - Honor virtutes praemium. Honor is the reward of valour. -
Palmer - Virtute non verbis. Deeds not words. -
Panton - Semper eadem. Always the same. -
Papillon - Ditat servata fide. Tried fidelity enriches. -
Parke - - True and fast. -
Parker - - Try. -
Parkhouse - - The cross our stay. -
Parkyns - Honeste audax. Honourably bold. -
Parlby - Parle bien. Speak well. -
Parr - Faire sans dire. To do without speaking. (Deeds not words.) -
Parry - Heb Dduw heb ddin a Duw a digon. Without God, without anything, God is enough. -
Parry - Nil desperandum. Never dispair. -
Parry - Tu ne cede malis. Yield not to misfortunes. -
Parsons - Pro Deo et rege. For God and king. -
Partridge - Dum spiro spero. While I breath I hope. -
Partridge - Esse quam videri. To be, rather than to seem. -
Paruck - - A good conscience is a sure defense. -
Paterson - Pro rege et patria. For king and country. -
Paton - - Do right and fear nocht. -
Patrick - Ora et labora. Pray and labour. -
Pattinson - Finem respice. Consider the end. -
St. Paul - Esse quam videri. To be, rather than to seem. -
Pawson - Favente Deo. By Gods favour. -
Payne - Malo mori quam foedari. Death rather than dishonour. -
Peacock - - Be just and fear not. -
Peacocke - Vincit veritas. Truth conquers. -
Pearce - Celer et audax. Swift and bold. -
Pears - Vi et virtute. By strength and valour. -
Pearson - - Rather die than disloyal. -
Pearson - Dum spiro spero. While I breath I hope. -
Pease - Confide recte agens. Trust in fair dealing. -
Pechell - Vix ea nostro noco. I scarce call these things our own. -
Pedlar - Animo non astutia. By courage, not craft. -
Pelham - Vincit amor patriae. To love my country. -
Pemberton - Labore et honore. Labour with honour. -
Pendleton - Audaces fortuna juvat. Fortune favours the bold. -
Pendred - Nosce teipsum. Know thyself. -
Pennington - Vincit amor patriae. To love my country. -
Pennyman - Fortiter et fideliter. Boldly and faithfully. -
Pentany - Malo mori quam foedari. Death rather than dishonour. -
Peperoll - Fortiter et fideliter. Boldly and faithfully. -
Peppard - Virtute et valore. By virtue and valour. -
Perkins - Toujours loyale. Always loyal. -
Perrier - Consilio et vi. By wisdom and force. -
Perrott - Amo, ut invenio. I love as I find. -
Peter - Sub libertate quietem. Rest under liberty. -
Peto - Ad finem fidelis. Faithful to the end. -
Petty - Ut apes, geometriam. As bees, geometry. -
Peyton - Patior, potior. I endure, I enjoy. -
Mac Pherson - - Touch not the cat bota (without) a glove. -
Mac Pherson - - Touch not the cat, but a glove. -
Philip - Vive sperandum. Life hope. -
Phillips - Pro aris et focis. For our altars and our home. -
Phillips - Pro Deo et rege. For God and king. -
Phillips - Spero meliora. I hope for better things. -
Phillpotts - Semper paratus. Always prepared. -
Philps - Toujours pret. Always ready. -
Pickard - Esse quam videri. To be, rather than to seem. -
Pigott - Crescit sub pondere virtus. Virtue thrives beneath oppression. -
Pitkington - - Now thus! now thus! -
Poingdestre - Nemo me impune lacessit. No one provokes me with impunity. -
Pollexfen - Semper fidelis. Always faithful. -
Pollock - Spectemur agendo. Let us be judged by our actions. -
Pomeroy - Virtutis fortuna comes. Fortune the companion of valour. -
Pontifex - In hoc signo vinces. Under this sign you shall conquer. -
Pooler - Vi et virtute. By strength and valour. -
Pooll - Confide recte agens. Trust in fair dealing. -
Porcher - Pro rege. For my king. -
Porteous - - I wait my time. -
Portman - - Make a clean heart and a cheerful spirit. -
Postlethwaite - Semper paratus. Always prepared. -
Powell - Omne bonum Dei donum. All good things comes in the gift of God. -
Powell - Vi et virtute. By strength and valour. -
Pownall - - Grace me guide. -
Price - Auxilium meum a Domino. My help is from the Lord. -
Price - Vive ut vivas. Live that you may live forever. -
Priestley - Respice finem. Regard the end. -
Pringle - Nosce teipsum. Know thyself. -
Pringle - Sursum. Upwards. -
Prior - Malo mori quam foedari. Death rather than dishonour. -
Proby - Manus hoec inimica tyrannis. This hand is hostile to tyrants. -
Prothero - Deus pascit corvos. God feeds the ravens. -
Pryce - Duw ar fy rhan. God for my protection. -
Pryce - Fuimus. We have been. (We have made our mark.) -
Pryse - Duw Ar benithlo. God with us. -
Prytherch - Duw a digon. God and enough. -
Pudsey - Fortuna favente. By favour and fortune. -
Purceil - Huamni nihil alienum. Nothing that relates to man is indifferent to me. -
Purchas - Semper paratus. Always prepared. -
Purdon - Pro aris et focis. For our altars and our home. -
Purnell - Fide et virtute. By fidelity and valour. -

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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