Niven Coat of Arms
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Which coat of arms or "family crest" is mine?
Choose the design you like best, just your ancestors did when they painted these symbols on the shields they carried into battle and displayed in their homes. These coats of arms are real, historical works of art/culture dating back as far as 1100AD. Most of these designs were compiled and documented by genealogists and heraldists in large books published in the nineteenth century. These arms were owned by individuals who bore your surname, and were passed down through the generations from father to son, earning the monicker "family crest".
Blazons & Genealogy Notes
1) (Shousburgh and Windhouse, in Zetland). Az. a fesse betw. an increscent and decrescent in chief ar. and in base a branch of palm slipped or. Crest—A branch of palm vert. Motto—Vi vis sperandum.
2) (Peebles and Thornton, co. Aberdeen, 1796). Ar. a tower embattled gu. betw. an increscent and a decrescent in chief az. and a branch of palm in base ppr. Crest—A pegasus courant ar. crowned and winged or. Motto over the crest: I hope in God; below the shield: Marte et arte.
3) (Kirkbride, co. Ayr, 1842). Az. on a fess betw. an increscent and a decrescent in chief ar. and in base a branch of palm slipped of the last, three spear heads in pale gu. Crest—A branch of palm vert. Motto—Vivis sperandum.
4) (England). Az. a fesse betw. an increscent and a decrescent in chief, and a crescent in base ar. Crest—A holly branch vert.
Origin, Meaning and Family History of the Niven Name
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Niven Coat of Arms Meaning
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