Terrance Family History

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Terrance Name Meaning

Irish: Anglicized (‘translated’) form of Gaelic Mac Toirdhealbhaigh (see Turley). Terence was sometimes used as an English equivalent of the Gaelic personal name Toirdhealbach.

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


Similar surnames: Torrence, Tarrant, Ferrante, Ferrando, Ferrand, France, Tarrance

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Terrance Family Origin

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Terrance Family Occupations

What did your Terrance ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, the most common Terrance occupation in the USA was Laborer. 25% of Terrance's were Laborers. A less common occupation for the Terrance family was Justice Of The Peace. Laborer, Commission Tea Business and Farmer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Terrance.

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  • Laborer

    25%
  • Commission Tea Business

    8%
  • Farmer

    8%
  • Justice Of The Peace

    8%

Census records can tell you a lot of little known facts about your Terrance ancestors, such as occupation. Occupation can tell you about your ancestor's social and economic status.

Terrance Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Terrance. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Terrance census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

Search 1940's US census records for Terrance

Passenger List

There are 642 immigration records available for the last name Terrance. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in the USA, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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Draft Card

There are 1,000 military records available for the last name Terrance. For the veterans among your Terrance ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Terrance Life Expectancy

What is the average Terrance lifespan?

Between 1953 and 2004, in the United States, Terrance life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1960, and highest in 1982. The average life expectancy for Terrance in 1953 was 52, and 61 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Terrance

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Terrance ancestors lived in harsh conditions. A short lifespan might also indicate health problems that were once prevalent in your family. The SSDI is a searchable database of more than 70 million names. You can find birthdates, death dates, addresses and more.

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