Nave History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms
Early Origins of the Nave family
The surname Nave was first found in Angus (Gaelic: Aonghas), part of the Tayside region of northeastern Scotland, and present day Council Area of Angus, formerly known as Forfar or Forfarshire, where they held a family seat in the parish of Nevay, now called Essie. The name became interchangeably Nevay and Nevoy. The first on record was Adam of Neveth who perambulated (staked) his territories between the lands of the Abbey of Arbroath and Kinblemonth in 1219. 
The Nave, Knave and Neave variants were interestingly found just over the border in Yorkshire, England where "the Yorkshire Poll Tax (1379) has many instances to prove its purely occupative character," as in "the knave", a lad, a servant including Johannes Jakkesknave; Nicholas Gaytknave; and Thomas Wyllknave. 
Earlier forms of the name were also found in Wiltshire: Alwin Cnave in 1210 and later, Henry le Knave in the Feet of Fines for Warwickshire in 1271. Adam le Cnave was found in the the Subsidy Rolls for Somerset in 1327 and Richard Knave in the Feet of Fines for Essex in 1357. 
Early History of the Nave family
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Nave Spelling Variations
Spelling variations of this family name include: Nevoy, Nevay, Nave, Navay, Navy, Neve and others.
Early Notables of the Nave family (pre 1700)
Notable amongst the Clan at this time was Sir David Nevoy, Lord Reidie, afterwards Lord Nevoy (died 1683), a Scottish judge who was appointed lord of session and knighted in 1661. Nevoy was promoted to the bench, 25 June 1661, and retained his office for upwards of twenty-two years. Lord Hailes mentions he had been a Professor in St. Leonard's College, St. Andrews. He "was a regent at St. Leonard's College, St. Andrews, but was deposed in...
In the United States, the name Nave is the 6,024th most popular surname with an estimated 4,974 people with that name.  However, in France, the name Nave is ranked the 6,818th most popular surname with an estimated 1,000 - 1,500 people with that name. 
Some of the first settlers of this family name were:
Nave Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
Nave Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
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: Marte et arte
Motto Translation: By valour and skill.