The surname ‘Terrell’ is of English origin. It a variant of the name ‘Terry’ derived from the common Norman personal name, ‘T(h)erry’ (from the Old Flemish name ‘Thierri’), composed of the Germanic elements ‘peudo’ meaning people, race and ‘ric’ meaning power. It is also an occupational name for a potter, from the Old Provincial word ‘terrin’ meaning earthware vase (in itself a diminutive of the word ‘terre’ meaning earth, from the Latin word ‘terra’). Public and Civil registry archive’s confirm that the surname ‘Terell’ and or it’s variant’s, date as far back as the thirteenth century were a ‘Henry Tyrel’, from the county of Devonshire, England, is recorded on the Hundred Rolls in1273.Historical archive’s have been unable to definitely determine the exact period of settlement in North America but It is believed that the forefather’s of this surname were part of the exodus of migrants that followed the Treaty of Peace signed in Paris in 1763, when great Britain obtained ownership of the whole of North America east of the Missisipi River excepting New Orleans. The chief reasons causing working class… Coat of arms: Argen…
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