This larger Ross Clan Crest pendant with cut-out detail bears the motto `SPEM SUCCESSUS ALIT' (Success nourishes hope); the crest shows a hand holding a garland of juniper.
There are several spelling variations for the Clan Ross family surname. Included are families (known as Septs) with different surnames from the original Clan name.
The Ross Clan Crest, which all members are entitled to wear when the crest badge is encircled by a belt and buckle, is from the crest on the top of the Clan Ross Chief’s Coat of Arms. The complete Ross Coat of Arms is displayed only by the Clan Chief and passes down directly to his eldest son. The wearing of your Clan Ross Chief’s Crest badge is a way of honoring your Chief, your Clan association and your Scottish family ancestry.