Terra History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

Early Origins of the Terra family

The surname Terra was first found in Bavaria, where the name Derrah was anciently associated with the tribal conflicts of the area. They declared allegiances to many nobles and princes of early history, lending their influence in struggles for power and status within the region. They branched into many houses, and their contributions were sought by many leaders in their search for power.

Early History of the Terra family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Terra research. Another 99 words (7 lines of text) covering the years 1578, 1702 and 1451 are included under the topic Early Terra History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Terra Spelling Variations

Spelling variations of this family name include: Derrah, Derr, Derrschau, Derval, Deire, Deurrah, Teran, Terras, Terrah, Terra and many more.

Early Notables of the Terra family (pre 1700)

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


United States Terra migration to the United States +

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Terra Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • Juan Terra, who settled in Baltimore in 1823
  • Kaspar Terra, who settled in New York in 1839

Contemporary Notables of the name Terra (post 1700) +

  • Daniel James Terra (1911-1981), American politician, U.S. Ambassador to, 1981-89
  • Ricardo Terra Teixeira (b. 1947), former president of the Brazilian Football Confederation


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