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The origins of the Anglo-Saxon name Terrill come from its first bearer, who was a stubborn or obstinate person. The surname Terrill is derived from the Old French word tirer, which means to draw. This is used in the same sense as the word tirand, which means "one who pulls on the reins;" thus it may be that it was used as a nickname for a stubborn person, before coming to be used as a hereditary surname.

Terrill Early Origins



The surname Terrill was first found in Essex where one of the first records of the name is Walter Tirel III, (1065- c. 1100), Castellan of Pontoise and Lord of Poix, son of Walter Tirell II. [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
The Norman People and Their Existing Descendants in the British Dominions and the United States Of America. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1975. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-0636-X)
He is remembered for his involvement in the death of King William II (William Rufus) on a hunting trip in the New Forest on August 2nd, 1100. Some say it was an accident when Walter shot an arrow at a stag which glanced from the beast and struck King William II, while others disagree. However, accordingly to chroniclers of the time, they parted at the beginning of the hunt on good terms, but the king was later found with one of the arrows given to Walter by the king in his chest. There is a stone in the Forest at Stoney Cross marking the spot where the King fell.

Walter's grandson Hugh Tyrrel (died 1199) took part in the Norman Conquest of Ireland where he became the first Baron of Castleknock and later took part in the Third Crusade.

Another distinct branch of the family was found at Gipping in Suffolk. "This place, which takes its name from the small river Gipping, is the property of C. Tyrell, Esq., whose ancestor, Sir Walter Tyrell, Knt., held the lordship at the time of the Domesday survey." [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
Lewis, Samuel, A Topographical Dictionary of England. Institute of Historical Research, 1848, Print.


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Terrill Spelling Variations


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Terrill Spelling Variations



The first dictionaries that appeared in the last few hundred years did much to standardize the English language. Before that time, spelling variations in names were a common occurrence. The language was changing, incorporating pieces of other languages, and the spelling of names changed with it. Terrill has been spelled many different ways, including Tyrell, Terrell, Terrill, Tyrill, Turrell, Tirell, Tyrrell and many more.

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Terrill Early History


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Terrill Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Terrill research. Another 251 words (18 lines of text) covering the years 1086, 1423, 1450, 1502, 1502, 1597, 1676, 1661, 1676, 1617, 1701, 1643, 1718, 1642, 1718, 1623 and 1676 are included under the topic Early Terrill History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Terrill Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Terrill Early Notables (pre 1700)



Notables of this surname at this time include Sir James Tyrrell (c.1450-1502) was an English knight, a trusted servant of King Richard III of England, he confessed to the murders of King Edward V of England and his brother Richard of Shrewsbury, 1st Duke of York and was beheaded at Tower...

Another 72 words (5 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Terrill Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Terrill In Ireland


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Terrill In Ireland



Some of the Terrill family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. Another 65 words (5 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included 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



Thousands of English families in this era began to emigrate the New World in search of land and freedom from religious and political persecution. Although the passage was expensive and the ships were dark, crowded, and unsafe, those who made the voyage safely were rewarded with opportunities unavailable to them in their homeland. Research into passenger and immigration lists has revealed some of the very first Terrills to arrive in North America:

Terrill Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • Thomas Terrill, aged 18, landed in St Christopher in 1635
  • James Terrill, aged 20, landed in Barbados in 1635
  • Jane Terrill, who arrived in Virginia in 1652
  • William Terrill, who arrived in Virginia in 1667

Terrill Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Honner Terrill, who arrived in Virginia in 1749

Terrill Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Harry F Terrill, aged 24, who emigrated to the United States from London, in 1897

Terrill Settlers in United States in the 20th Century

  • Ethel Terrill, aged 30, who emigrated to America from Devon, in 1905
  • Cathrine Terrill, aged 59, who emigrated to the United States, in 1908
  • Anna Terrill, aged 44, who landed in America, in 1910
  • Clarence V. Terrill, aged 21, who landed in America from Cambowrne, England, in 1914
  • Arthur Terrill, aged 35, who emigrated to the United States, in 1920
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Terrill Settlers in Canada in the 18th Century

  • Mr. Anthony Terrill U.E. who settled in Canada c. 1784 [3]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Rubincam, Milton. The Old United Empire Loyalists List. Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc, 1976. (Originally published as; United Empire Loyalists. The Centennial of the Settlement of Upper Canada. Rose Publishing Company, 1885.) ISBN 0-8063-0331-X
  • Mr. Anthony Terrill U.E. born in Dutchess County, New York who settled in Queens County, New Brunswick c. 1784 [3]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Rubincam, Milton. The Old United Empire Loyalists List. Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc, 1976. (Originally published as; United Empire Loyalists. The Centennial of the Settlement of Upper Canada. Rose Publishing Company, 1885.) ISBN 0-8063-0331-X

Terrill Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • John Terrill, aged 32, arrived in South Australia in 1855 aboard the ship "David Malcolm"

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Contemporary Notables of the name Terrill (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Terrill (post 1700)



  • William R. Terrill (1834-1862), American Brigadier General who was killed in action during the American Civil War
  • Marshall Terrill (b. 1963), American biographer and journalist
  • Craig Terrill (b. 1980), American professional NFL football player
  • Timothy Lee Terrill (1815-1879), Canadian lawyer, farmer, and politician in Lower Canada
  • Hazard Bailey Terrill (1811-1852), Canadian lawyer and politician in Lower Canada

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Citations


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Citations



  1. ^ The Norman People and Their Existing Descendants in the British Dominions and the United States Of America. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1975. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-0636-X)
  2. ^ Lewis, Samuel, A Topographical Dictionary of England. Institute of Historical Research, 1848, Print.
  3. ^ Rubincam, Milton. The Old United Empire Loyalists List. Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc, 1976. (Originally published as; United Empire Loyalists. The Centennial of the Settlement of Upper Canada. Rose Publishing Company, 1885.) ISBN 0-8063-0331-X

Other References

  1. Crozier, William Armstrong Edition. Crozier's General Armory A Registry of American Families Entitled to Coat Armor. New York: Fox, Duffield, 1904. Print.
  2. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
  3. Thirsk, Joan. The Agrarian History of England and Wales. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press: 7 Volumes. Print.
  4. Papworth, J.W and A.W Morant. Ordinary of British Armorials. London: T.Richards, 1874. Print.
  5. Weis, Frederick Lewis, Walter Lee Sheppard and David Faris. Ancestral Roots of Sixty Colonists Who Came to New England Between 1623 and 1650 7th Edition. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0806313676).
  6. Sanders, Joanne McRee Edition. English Settlers in Barbados 1637-1800. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
  7. Ingram, Rev. James. Translator Anglo-Saxon Chronicle 1823. Print.
  8. Humble, Richard. The Fall of Saxon England. New York: Barnes and Noble, 1975. Print. (ISBN 0-88029-987-8).
  9. Virkus, Frederick A. Ed. Immigrant Ancestors A List of 2,500 Immigrants to America Before 1750. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1964. Print.
  10. Hitching, F.K and S. Hitching. References to English Surnames in 1601-1602. Walton On Thames: 1910. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-0181-3).
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The Terrill Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Terrill 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.

This page was last modified on 10 October 2016 at 17:12.

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