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Terris Early Origins



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

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Terris Spelling Variations


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Terris Spelling Variations



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

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Terris Early History


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Terris Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Terris research. Another 139 words (10 lines of text) covering the years 1375, 1569, and 1669 are included under the topic Early Terris History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Terris Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Terris Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Terris 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:

Terris Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • Andrew Terris settled in Boston in 1651
  • Andrew Terris, who arrived in New England in 1651-1652

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Contemporary Notables of the name Terris (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Terris (post 1700)



  • Sidney "Sid" Terris (1926-1974), American boxer, nicknamed "The Galloping Ghost of the Ghetto," "The Galloping Ghost," and "The Dancing Master of the East Side"
  • Norma Terris (1904-1989), American musical theatre star
  • Milton Terris (1915-2002), American public health physician and epidemiologist, President of the American Public Health Association from 1966 to 1967
  • Malcolm Terris (b. 1941), British actor, best known role was in When the Boat Comes In
  • Harold A. Terris (d. 2001), Canadian military pilot, civil servant, and politician in the Province of New Brunswick, Canada
  • John Terris (b. 1939), New Zealand politician who initially represented the Labour Party in Parliament
  • Archibald Terris (1873-1938), Canadian coal miner and politician Nova Scotia who represented Cumberland County in the Nova Scotia House of Assembly

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Motto


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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.


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See Also


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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Bell, Robert. The Book of Ulster Surnames. Belfast: Blackstaff, 1988. Print. (ISBN 10-0856404160).
    2. Markale, J. Celtic Civilization. London: Gordon & Cremonesi, 1976. Print.
    3. Fairbairn,. Fairbain's book of Crests of the Families of Great Britain and Ireland, 4th Edition 2 volumes in one. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1968. Print.
    4. Moncrieffe, Sir Ian of That Ilk and David Hicks. The Highland Clans The Dynastic Origins, Cheifs and Background of the Clans. New York: C.N. Potter, 1968. Print.
    5. Bowman, George Ernest. The Mayflower Reader A Selection of Articales from The Mayflower Descendent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    6. Paul, Sir James Balfour. An Ordinary of Arms Contained in the Public Register of All Arms and Bearings in Scotland Second Edition. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1903. Print.
    7. Barrow, G.W.S Ed. Acts of Malcom IV 1153-65 Volume I Regesta Regum Scottorum 1153-1424. Edinburgh: Edinburgh University Press, 1960. Print.
    8. Hanks, Patricia and Flavia Hodges. A Dictionary of Surnames. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print. (ISBN 0-19-211592-8).
    9. Burke, John Bernard Ed. The Roll of Battle Abbey. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    10. Skene, William Forbes Edition. Chronicles of the Picts, Chronicles of the Scots and Other Early Memorials of Scottish History. Edinburgh: H.M. General Register House, 1867. Print.
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    The Terris Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Terris 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 9 October 2013 at 12:46.

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