Crest Meaning: Bell

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Today we have a reiving family, whose name is thought to derive from a French word for fair or handsome. Not much to explore with the crest: a dagger for military prowess. The motto ‘I Beir the Bell’ seems puzzling using the modern word ‘bear’, to carry, but makes much more sense with the Scots word beir meaning to sound, cry or roar.