Hi, just thought I would give you a heads up as this is my family crest, and have known the meaning for some time, as my younger brother and I have just done a very extensive family tree dating back to the 1780's.... non haec sine numine actually means....not this without the daity ...(not this without the divinity/beleif/god).Ellis family is also a sept of The MacPherson family and are able to use thier crest also which dates back even further, the MacPherson crest is of a cat, and meaning "touch not the cat but with a glove"
Latin translation and meaning. nonN9 8 XX M Non., abb.NM[XXXCX] not, by no means, no; [non modo ... sed etiam => not only ... but also];
h.aecPRON3 1 NOM S F h.aecPRON3 1 NOM P N hic, haec, hocPRON[XXXAX] this; these (pl.); (also DEMONST);
sin.eN2 1 VOC S M sin.eN2 2 NOM P N sin.eN2 2 ACC P N sin.eV3 1 PRES ACTIVEIMP 2 S sino, sinere, sivi, situsV[XXXAX] allow, permit; sinePREPABL sinePREPABL[XXXAX] without; (sometines after object); lack; (Johannis sine Terra => John Lackland)
numin.eN3 2 LOC S N numin.eN3 2 DAT S NEarly numin.eN3 2 ABL S N numen, numinisNN[XXXAX] divine will, divinity; god;
The 5 cresents are white moons and it is believed to be the moons of season, belief / empowerment - not sure if the moon meaning is true or acurate as yet but will keep you posted when I find out.
For person/s chasing the latin meaning of thier family crest's I found a great site for translation... http://catholic.archives.nd.edu/cgi-bin/words.exehttp://catholic.archives.nd.edu/cgi-bin/words.exe just go to the site and enter the latin words.