The surname Oterey is a ancient name whose history on English soil dates back to the wave of emigration that followed the Norman Conquest
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.
Early Origins of the Oterey family
The surname Oterey was 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.
Early History of the Oterey family
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Oterey Spelling Variations
of this family name include: Terry, Terrie, Therry, Tyrry, Tirry, MacTerye, O'Terry and many more.
Early Notables of the Oterey family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Oterey family to Ireland
Some of the Oterey family moved to Ireland
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Migration of the Oterey family to the New World and Oceana
Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: James Terry, who settled in Newfoundland in 1706; Thomas Terry, who settled in Harbour Grace Newfoundland in 1760; Bridget Therry, who came to Toronto in 1885.
The Oterey 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: Ex cruce leo
Motto Translation: From the cross a lion.