Crest: A hand holding a buckle, Proper
Motto: Fit Inde Firmoir (I am informed)
Clan Chief: None, armigerous clan
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The surname Skirving, or Skirven, was once one of the most commonly found names in the parish of Haddington, East Lothian, in the 1700s.
At the Battle of Flodden in 1513, ‘Black John Skirving’ was said to have been the standard bearer for William Keith, 3rd Earl Marischal (d.1530).
Alexander Skirving, burgess in Edinburgh, his son Patrick was recorded as being his heir in 1667.
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