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Terence History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms



The Terence surname is an Anglicization, derived from the Irish Gaelic "Mac Toirdhealbhaigh."


Early Origins of the Terence family


The surname Terence was first found in Leinster, where they held a family seat as chiefs of Hy-Cinselagh. Irish history, after the Norman Conquest of England, was strongly influenced by the invasion of Strongbow in 1172, almost equal to the enormous Irish cultural impact on England Scotland, Wales and the whole of Europe before the Norman Conquest from the 1st to 7th centuries. Many Irish clanns, sept names were intermixed and family groupings became almost indistinguishable. This family name was found later in Armagh and Down to the north where the name also became a Christian Name.

Early History of the Terence family


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Terence Spelling Variations


Spelling variations of this family name include: McTurley, Turley, McTirlay, Turlough, McTurlogh, McTorrilogh, Torley, McTerrelly, Terrance, Terence, Terry, McTorrilogh, McTirloch and many more.

Early Notables of the Terence family (pre 1700)


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Migration of the Terence family to the New World and Oceana


Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: Edward Turley, who received a land patent in Maryland in 1674; Francis Turley, who came to Virginia in 1682; James Turley, who arrived in Charles Town [Charleston], South Carolina from Ireland in 1791 aboard the brig ".

Contemporary Notables of the name Terence (post 1700)


  • Jack Terence, American politician, Candidate for Mayor of Houston, Texas, 1999
  • Paul Terence Conneally (b. 1959), English poet, artist and musician
  • Sir Michael Terence Wogan KBE, DL (1938-2016), more commonly known as Terry Wogan, an Irish radio and television broadcaster for the BBC
  • Cecil Terence Ingold (1905-2010), British botanist and mycologist, president of the British Mycological Society
  • Peter Terence Coffill (b. 1957), English footballer who played from 1975 to 1991, Torquay United F.C.-Player of the Season in 1981
  • Major Ronald Terence Bunting (1924-1984), British Army officer and unionist politician in Northern Ireland
  • Michael Terence Chernoff (1946-2011), Canadian retired NHL and WHA ice hockey left winger
  • Walter Terence Stace (1886-1967), British civil servant, educator, public philosopher and epistemologist
  • John Terence Woodgate (1919-1985), English footballer
  • Leighton Terence McGivern (b. 1984), English former professional footballer from Liverpool

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