The surname Luby comes from the original Irish O Lubaigh.
, where in 1659, they were recorded in Petty's census as a principal name in the barony of Iffa and Offa. There is a place in the nearby parish of Galbally named Ballylooby, after the family.
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The motto was originally a war cry or slogan. Mottoes first began to be shown with arms in the 14th and 15th centuries, but were not in general use until the 17th century. Thus the oldest coats of arms generally do not include a motto. Mottoes seldom form part of the grant of arms: Under most heraldic authorities, a motto is an optional component of the coat of arms, and can be added to or changed at will; many families have chosen not to display a motto.
Motto: Virtus propter se
Motto Translation: Virtue for its own sake.