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Where did the English Terry family come from? What is the English 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 name Terry was brought to England by the Normans when they conquered the country in 1066. It comes from the Norman given name Theodoric.
Before the advent of the printing press and the first dictionaries, the English language was not standardized. Sound was what guided spelling in the Middle Ages, so one person's name was often recorded under several variations during a single lifetime. Spelling variations were common, even among the names of the most literate people. Known variations of the Terry family name include Terry, Terrie and others.
First found in Kent where they held a family seat from ancient times, where Thierry, son of Deorman of London was granted lands by Gilbert, Earl of Pembroke between 1138 and 1149. Thierry continued to be an under tenant of Richard FitzGilbert of Clare.
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Terry research. Another 223 words(16 lines of text) covering the years 1172 and 1190 are included under the topic Early Terry History in all our PDF Extended History products.
More information is 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 115 words(8 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products.
To escape the political and religious chaos of this era, thousands of English families began to migrate to the New World in search of land and freedom from religious and political persecution. The passage was expensive and the ships were dark, crowded, and unsafe; however, those who made the voyage safely were encountered opportunities that were not available to them in their homeland. Many of the families that reached the New World at this time went on to make important contributions to the emerging nations of the United States and Canada. Research into various historical records has revealed some of first members of the Terry family to immigrate North America:
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 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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