Niven Family Crest, Coat of Arms and Name History
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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.