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Family Mottoes
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Names begining with " St. " are listed under the first letter following the prefix
e.g. St.Clair is under "C", St.Paul under "P", etc.

Family Name Gaelic Equivalent Original language English Translation Coat of Arms
Salmon(d)Ó BradáinOptima sapientia probitas.Probity is the best wisdom.Click Here
SarsfieldSáirséilVirtus non vertitur.Virtue not changed.Click Here
SaundersMac SandairNil conscire sibi.To have a conscience free from guilt.-
SavageSabaoisA te pro te.From thee, for thee.Click Here
Scanlon(Ó) Mac ScannláinNaom colmcille agus an t-angeal.St. Columbkille and the angle.Click Here
ScottAlbanacPatriae fidus.Faithful to my country.Click Here
ScullyÓ Scolaí Sine labe resurgens.To rise again.Click Here
SextonÓ Seasnáin--Click Here
ShanahanÓ SeancáinNec elatus nec dejectus.Neither overjoyed, nor dejected.Click Here
ShanleyMac SeanlaoicPro patria et religione.For country and religion.Click Here
SharkeyÓ SearcaigSed contra audentior.Courage, against opposition.Click Here
Sharp(e)Ó GéaráinPro mitra coronam.A crown for a mitre.Click Here
O'ShaughnessyÓ SeacnasaigDíleas go deo.Faithful forever.Click Here
O'ShaughnessyÓ SeacnasaigFugit hora.The hour flies.Click Here
ShawSeacTe ipsum nosce.Know thyself.Click Here
O'SheaÓ Seagda Vincit veritas.Truth prevails.Click Here
SheehanÓ SiocáinSemper paratus.Always prepared.Click Here
SheehyMac SitigCertavi et vici.I have fought and conquered.Click Here
SheridanÓ SirideainCervus lacessitus leo.The stag at bay becomes a lion.Click Here
SherlockScorlógPres pour mon pais.Ready for my country.Click Here
ShieldsÓ Siall Omni solum forti patria.Every land is a brave man's country.Click Here
ShortallSoirtéilCertavi et vici.I have fought and conquered.Click Here
SimpsonMac SimVirtute et valore.By virtue and valour.Click Here
SinnottSionóidSine macula.Without spot.Click Here
SkerrettSciréidPrimus ultimusque in acie.First and last in battle.Click Here
SlatteryÓ SlataraCrescit sub pondere virtus.Virtue thrives beneath oppression.Click Here
SloaneÓ Sluáin Vi et virtute. By strength and valour.Click Here
Sackvill(e) - Aut nunquam tentes, aut perfice. Either do not attempt, or complete. -
Sackville - Patriae inflici fidelis. Faithful to my unhappy country. -
Sage - Non sibi. Not for himself. -
De Salis - Pro Deo, rege, et patria. For God, king, and country. -
Salmon - Dum spiro spero. While I breath I hope. -
Salomons - Deo adjuvante. With God assisting. -
Sanderson - Toujours propice. Always propitious. -
Sandford - Cor unum via una. One heart one way. -
Sandford - Nec temere nec timide. Neither rashly nor timidly. -
Sandilands - Spero meliora. I hope for better things. -
Sanford - Ferme en foy. Strong in faith. -
Sarkville - Jour de ma vi. Day of my life. -
Saunders - Spec mea in Deo. God is my hope. -
Savage - - Ware the horn. -
Savage - Fortis atque fidelis. Brave and faithful. -
Savile - Nil conscire sibi. To have a conscience free from guilt. -
Savory - Esse quam videri. To be, rather than to seem. -
Sayer - Misneac. Bear and forbear. -
Sayle - - Who most has served is greatest. -
Scarta - Volando, reptilia sperno. Flying, I despise reptiles. -
Scarth - Volando, reptilia sperno. Flying, I despise reptiles. -
Scott - - Doe weel and let them say. -
Scott - - Fear to transgress. -
Scott - - Free. -
Scott - - Trustie and true. -
Scott - - Watch weel. -
Scott - Amo probos. Love proved. -
Scott - Fidelitas vincit. Faithfulness conquers. -
Scott - Pro patria. For my country. -
Scras - Volando, reptilia sperno. Flying, I despise reptiles. -
Scrase - Volando, reptilia sperno. Flying, I despise reptiles. -
Sellar - Confido I confide. -
Sempill - - Keep tryst. -
Semple - - In loyalty -
Serjeantson - Pro aris et focis. For our altars and our home. -
Seton - - Forward ours. -
Seton - - Hazard warily. -
Seymour - Fide et amore. Faith and love. -
Seys - Crescit sub pondere virtus. Virtue thrives beneath oppression. -
Shank - Spero. I hope. -
Sharp - Dum spiro spero. While I breath I hope. -
Sharpe - En Dieu est tout. In God is all. -
Shaw - - I mean well. -
Shaw - Sans changer. Without changing. -
Shaw - Vincit amor patriae. To love my country. -
Shaw - Vincit qui patitur. The one who is patient wins. -
Shearman - Fide et amore. Faith and love. -
(O') Shee - Vincit veritas. Truth conquers. -
(O') Sheil - Omne solum forti patria. Every sail to a brave man in his country first. -
Shelley - Comme je trouve. As I find it. -
Shelmerdine - Nil desperandum. Never dispair. -
Sheppard - Fide et virtute. By fidelity and valour. -
Sherburne - Nec temere nec timide. Neither rashly nor timidly. -
Sheriff - Esse quam videri. To be, rather than to seem. -
Sherrif - Esse quam videri. To be, rather than to seem. -
Shirley - Honor virtutes praemium. Honor is the reward of valour. -
Shorrock - Perseverando. By perservering. -
Sibbald - Ora et labora. Pray and labour. -
Siborne - Sine macula. Without stain. -
Sibthorp - Nil conscire sibi. To have a conscience free from guilt. -
Siddons - - Thus thou must do if thou have it. -
Sidley - Deo patria tibi. For God, country, and yourself. -
Sillifant - Mens conscia recti. A mind conscious of rectitude. -
Simeon - Nec temere nec timide. Neither rashly nor timidly. -
Simons - - Upward. -
Simpson - Nil desperandum. Never dispair. -
Sinclair - - Commit thy work to God. -
Sinclair - - Fear God and live. -
Sinclair - - Fight. -
Sisson - - Hope for the best. -
Sitlington - - Have mercy on us, good Lord. -
Skinner - Nunquam non paratus. Never unprepared. -
Skipton - Pro patria. For my country. -
Slade - Fidus et audax. Faithful and bold. -
Sladen - Vive ut vivas. Live that you may live forever. -
Slater - Crescit sub pondere virtus. Virtue thrives beneath oppression. -
Sligo - Vincit omnia virtus. Virtue conquers all. -

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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