The word 'syke' means a spring or a fountain, thus the three circles on our heraldic shield are depicting fountains, the wavy lines representing water.
There are many coats of arms with fountains on them, but only the Sykes one with three lots of three. It seems symbolical that the district we all stemmed from is called Spring Valley. The ox on the crest is also a sign of animal breeders.
The motto "Quod facio valde facio" means "What I do, I do with Energy".