Fane Family Crest, Coat of Arms and Name History
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Blazons & Genealogy Notes
1) (Earl of Westmorland). Motto—Ne vile fano. (Wormsley, co. Oxford, a branch of the noble house of Westmorland; descended from Henry Fane, Esq., brother of the eighth Earl, by Charlotte, his wife, dau. and co-heir of Richard Luther, Esq., of Myles’s, co. Essex). Az. three dexter gauntlets, backs affrontee or. Crest—Out of a ducal coronet or, a bull’s head ar. pied sa. armed of the first, charged on the neck with a rose gu. barbed and seeded ppr. Supporters—Dexter, a griffin per fesse ar. and or, gorged with a plain collar and lined sa.; sinister, a bull ar. pied sa. collared and lined or, at the end of a line a ring and three staples of the last.
2) (Viscount Fane; created 1718, extinct 1766). Same Arms and Crest. Supporters—Two leopards guard, ppr. collared or.
3) (Fulbeck, co. Lincoln). Same Arms. Crest—A gauntlet or, holding a sword ppr. hilt and pommel gold.
4) (Hamlyn-Fane, Clovelly Court, co. Devon, borne by Nevile Hamlin Batson Fane, son of Col. Henry Edward Hamlyn-Fane, by Susan Hester, his wife, dau. of Sir James Hamlyn-Williams, last bart. of Clovelly). Motto over—Pro rege, lege, grege. Az. three dexter gauntlets, backs affrontee or. Crest—Out of a ducal coronet or, a bull’s head ar. pied sa. armed of the first, charged on the neck with a rose gu. barbed and seeded ppr.
5) (Ponsonby-Fane, Brympton Park, co. Somerset; as exemplified to the Hon. Spencer Ponsonby, C.B., on his assuming, by royal licence, the surname and arms of Fane). Quarterly, 1st and 4th, az. three dexter gauntlets or, for Fane; 2nd and 3rd, gu. a chev. betw. three combs ar., for Ponsonby. Crests—1st, Fane: Out of a ducal coronet or, a pied bull’s head ppr. charged on the neck with a rose gu. Motto over—Ne vile fano. 2nd, Ponsonby: On a ducal coronet az. three arrows, one in pale and two in saltire, points downwards, entwined with a snake ppr.