English: arms of the Carter of Castle Martin, ref: The general armory of England, Scotland, Ireland, and Wales; comprising a registry of armorial bearings from the earliest to the present time. by Burke, Bernard, Sir, 1814-1892. Crest—Lions, rampant, combatant. Carter is an occupational name meaning "a maker or driver of carts". FAMILY MOTTO: VICTRIX PATIENTIA DURIS (Latin) - meaning "patience is victorious in hardship".
Byrne Coat of Arms In the Irish language, 'Ó Broin' means "descendant of Bran". The name has been traced back to the ancient Celtic chieftain, Bran mac Máelmórda, King of Leinster, deposed in 1018, (d. 1052), who belonged to the Uí Dúnlainge dynasty. He was descended from Cathair Mór, an earlier king of Leinster, who was, according to medieval Irish legend and historical tradition, also monarch of all Ireland around 200 AD. The clan's motto is the Latin phrase Certavi et vici
Sinclair This ancient and distinguished surname, having no less than twenty Coats of Arms, and with several notable entries in the "Dictionary of National Biography", is widespread both in England and Scotland, and is a locational name from any of the various places in Normandy, for example Saint-Clair-sur-Elle in La Manche; Saint-Clair-l'Eveque in Calvados, and St. Clare in the arrondissement of Pont d'Eveque, so called from the dedication of their churches to St. Clarus. The Middle English and Old French female given name "Cla(i)re", which derives from the Latin "Clara", itself coming from "clarus", famous, achieved great popularity on the Continent through the fame of St. Clare of Assisi (1194 - 1253), foundress of the Order of Poor Clares. The surname was introduced into England by the Normans after the Conquest of 1066, and has the distinction of being first recorded in the Domesday Book. Other early examples of the surname include: Richard de Sencler (Norfolk, 1086); Ralph de Seintcler (Somerset, 1197); and Emma de Sancler (Kent, 1198). The Scottish Sinclair family, which includes the Earls of Caithness, originally held the Norman barony of Saint-Clair. Sir William Saint-Clair (1240 - 1303), was a leader of a rebellion against Edward 1 of England; his son, Sir Henry Sinclair, fought for Bruce at Bannockburn, and Sir Henry Sinclair was created Prince of Orkney in 1379. The first recorded spelling of the family name is shown to be that of Hubertus de Sancto Claro, which was dated 1086, in the Domesday Book of Somerset, during the reign of King William 1, known as "William the Conqueror", 1066 - 1087.
CAMPBELL-FAMILY-CREST CHIEF COAT-OF-ARMS Campbell, one of the most eminent and influential highland clans in the history of Scotland, draws its origins in the mists of antiquity, being prominent even in the earliest Scottish kingdom, Dalriada. The Clan is also known as Clan Diarmid, after the Ossianic hero from whom the Clan is descended.