Terris History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms
Early Origins of the Terris family
The surname Terris was first found in Moray, where they held a family seat
from very ancient times before and after the Norman Conquest
Early History of the Terris family
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Terris Spelling Variations
of this family name include: Terras, Tarras, Terris, Turris, Terrace and others.
Early Notables of the Terris family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Terris family to the New World and Oceana
Some of the first settlers of this family name were:
Terris Settlers in United States in the 17th Century
- Andrew Terris, who settled in Boston in 1651
- Andrew Terris, who arrived in New England in 1651-1652 CITATION[CLOSE]
Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
Contemporary Notables of the name Terris (post 1700)
- Sidney "Sid" Terris (1926-1974), American boxer, nicknamed "The Galloping Ghost of the Ghetto," "The Galloping Ghost," and "The Dancing Master of the East Side"
- Norma Terris (1904-1989), American musical theatre star
- Milton Terris (1915-2002), American public health physician and epidemiologist, President of the American Public Health Association from 1966 to 1967
- Malcolm Terris (b. 1941), British actor, best known role was in When the Boat Comes In
- Harold A. Terris (d. 2001), Canadian military pilot, civil servant, and politician in the Province of New Brunswick, Canada
- John Terris (b. 1939), New Zealand politician who initially represented the Labour Party in Parliament
- Archibald Terris (1873-1938), Canadian coal miner and politician Nova Scotia who represented Cumberland County in the Nova Scotia House of Assembly
The Terris Motto
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 Translation: Love.
Terris Family Crest Products
- ^ Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)