. The name is anciently found in that county as Spirigin, of unknown origin, but if not Saxon, then it may be Viking, or may possibly be associated with the Danegeld.
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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: Non civium ardor
Motto Translation: Not the ardour of the citizens.