Tarras History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

Early Origins of the Tarras family

The surname Tarras was first found in Moray, where they held a family seat from very ancient times before and after the Norman Conquest in 1066.

Early History of the Tarras family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Tarras research. Another 84 words (6 lines of text) covering the years 1375, 1569, and 1669 are included under the topic Early Tarras History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Tarras Spelling Variations

Spelling variations of this family name include: Terras, Tarras, Terris, Turris, Terrace and others.

Early Notables of the Tarras family (pre 1700)

More information is included under the topic Early Tarras Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.


United States Tarras migration to the United States +

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Tarras Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • Joseph Tarras, aged 30, who arrived in New Orleans, La in 1836 [1]

Contemporary Notables of the name Tarras (post 1700) +

  • Dave Tarras (1897-1989), Ukrainian klezmer musician who some regard as the most famous one in the 20th century


The Tarras 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: Amore
Motto Translation: Love.


  1. ^ 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)


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