I recently discovered that I have a family motto I was unaware of:
“Boutez en avant” – meaning “push forward” – has apparently been the Barry motto since there were Barry’s, which I discovered is just after the Normans conquered Wales and right before they got into Ireland (wikipedia tells me the history of the De Barry family). There’s even a town in Ireland named for the motto – Buttevant.
I also never noticed the wolf in the coat of arms. Apparently my sister and I were fated to go to North Carolina State: