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Terry Family History

Terry Name Meaning
English and Irish: from the common Norman personal name, T(h)erry (Old French Thierri), composed of the unattested Germanic element þeudo- ‘people’, ‘race’ + ric ‘power’. Theodoric was the name of the Ostrogothic leader (c. 454–526) who invaded Italy in 488 and established his capital at Ravenna in 493. His name was often taken as a derivative of Greek Theodoros (see Theodore). There was an Anglo-Norman family of this name in County Cork.Irish: Anglicized (‘translated’) form of Gaelic Mac Toirdhealbhaigh (see Turley).Southern French: occupational name for a potter, from Occitan terrin ‘earthenware vase’ (a diminutive of terre ‘earth’, Latin terra).

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press

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Name Distribution of Terry Families

  • Number of Terry families
     372 - 741
     125 - 371
     1 - 124
     
    from the 1920 US Federal Census Data
  • Number of Terry families
     782 - 1,562
     261 - 781
     1 - 260
     
    from the 1891 England and Wales Census Data
  • Number of Terry families
     11 - 19
     4 - 10
     1 - 3
     
    from the 1891 Scotland Census Data

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Terry Family Origin

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Terry Immigration Information

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Average Life Expectancy for Terry

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Terry Family Occupations

from 1880 Federal Census Data

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