This material originally appeared on a Scottish personal web page. It records some interesting material about family name variations, locations, and general historical information on surname origins,
The page and its creator are not currently available on the internet.
The sender (from Scotland) indicates that an uncommon Scottish family arms is owned by the family.
Their family arms are described and bear close resemblance to the ancient Essex, England arms.
The arms are: per pale or (gold) and azure (blue) on a chevron (inverted V) two dragons combatant all countercharged on a chief ermines (white) three cronels (spear points or spear head protectors for jousting) or (gold)
A distinctive crest (or top of the family arms) is recorded: a demi (half) dragon sable (black) wings endorsed or holding in the dexter (right) claw a broken gold staff.
The family motto is "SAPIT QUI DEO SAPIT".