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The long and noble heritage behind the name of Ternan first began in medieval France. While the patronymic and metronymic surnames, which are derived from the name of the father and mother respectively, are the most common form of a hereditary surname in France, occupational surnames also emerged during the late Middle Ages. Many people, such as the Ternan family, adopted the name of their occupation as their surname. However, an occupational name did not become a hereditary surname until the office or type of employment became hereditary. The surname Ternan was a common name for a tenant farmer. Looking back further, we find the name Ternan was originally from the Old French word tenant, which referred to someone who lived on and farmed an area of land which was owned by someone else.

Ternan Early Origins



The surname Ternan was first found in Burgundy (French: Bourgogne), an administrative and historical region of east-central France, where the family has been traced from very early times.

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Ternan Spelling Variations


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Ternan Spelling Variations



Spelling variations of this family name include: Ternant, Ternants, Ternante, Ternantes, Ternan, Ternans, Ternane, Ternanes, Tairnant, Tairnants, Tairnante, Tairnantes, Tairenant, Tairenants, Tairenante, Tairenantes, Ternont, Ternonts, Ternonte, Ternontes, Ternon, Ternons, Ternone, Ternones, Ternond, Ternonds, Ternonde, Ternondes, de Ternant and many more.

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Ternan Early History


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Ternan Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Ternan research. Another 198 words (14 lines of text) covering the years 1303, 1362, 1472, and 1526 are included under the topic Early Ternan History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Ternan Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Ternan Early Notables (pre 1700)



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

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The Great Migration


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The Great Migration



Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Ternan Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • James Ternan, who arrived in Virginia in 1794 [1]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)

Ternan Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • John Ternan, who settled in Philadelphia in 1850
  • Michael Ternan, who settled in Philadelphia in 1853

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Ternan Family Crest Products


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Citations



  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)

Other References

  1. Egle, William Henry. Pennsylvania Genealogies Scotch-Irish and German. Harrisburg: L.S. Hart, 1886. Print.
  2. Vaillancourt, Emile. La Conquete du Canada par les Normands. Biographie de la premiere generation Normande du Canada. Montreal: G. Ducharme, 1930. Print.
  3. Best, Hugh. Debrett's Texas Peerage. New York: Coward-McCann, 1983. Print. (ISBN 069811244X).
  4. Rasmussen, Louis J. . San Francisco Ship Passenger Lists 4 Volumes Colma, California 1965 Reprint. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1978. Print.
  5. Samuelsen, W. David. New York City Passenger List Manifests Index 1820 - 1824. North Salt Lake, Utah: Accelerated Indexing Systems International, 1986. Print.
  6. Zieber, Eugene. Heraldry in America. Philadelphia: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
  7. Conrad, Glenn R. The First Families of Louisiana. Baton Rouge LA: Claitor's Publishing, 1970. Print.
  8. Bolton, Charles Knowles. Bolton's American Armory. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1964. Print.
  9. Doyle, William. The Oxford History of the French Revolution. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1990. Print. (ISBN 0192852213).
  10. Rietstap, Johannes Baptist. Armorial Général. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
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The Ternan Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Ternan 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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