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Where did the Irish Terry family come from? What is the Irish Terry family crest and coat of arms? When did the Terry family first arrive in the United States? Where did the various branches of the family go? What is the Terry family history?The surname Terry is a ancient name whose history on English soil dates back to the wave of emigration that followed the Norman Conquest of England in 1066. The name comes from the Norman given name Theodoric. In Ireland, the names was rendered "Tuiridh." There are also thought to be instances of this name in Ireland that derive from Mac Toirdealbhaigh.
Spelling variations of this family name include: Terry, Terrie, Therry, Tyrry, Tirry, MacTerye, O'Terry and many more.
First found in the county and city of Cork (Irish: Corcaigh) the ancient Kingdom of Deis Muin (Desmond), located on the southwest coast of Ireland in the province of Munster, where records show them since the 13th century.
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Terry research. Another 213 words(15 lines of text) covering the years 1172, 1500, 1646, 1641, 1660, 1725, 1622 and 1640 are included under the topic Early Terry History in all our PDF Extended History products.
Another 59 words(4 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Terry Notables in all our PDF Extended History products.
Some of the Terry family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. Another 77 words(6 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products.
Some of the first settlers of this family name were:
Terry Settlers in the United States in the 17th Century
Terry Settlers in the United States in the 18th Century
Terry Settlers in the United States in the 19th Century
The motto was originally a war cry or slogan. Mottoes first began to be shown with arms in the 14th and 15th centuries, but were not in general use until the 17th century. Thus the oldest coats of arms generally do not include a motto. Mottoes seldom form part of the grant of arms: Under most heraldic authorities, a motto is an optional component of the coat of arms, and can be added to or changed at will; many families have chosen not to display a motto.
Motto: Ex cruce leo
Motto Translation: From the cross a lion.
The Terry Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Terry Family Crest was drawn according to heraldic standards based on published blazons. We generally include the oldest published family crest once associated with each surname.
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