The name ‘Terry’ originates from England. It is 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, frpm the Old Provencial word ‘terrin’ meaning earthware vase (in itself a diminutive of the word ‘terre’ meaning earth, from the Latin word ‘terra’). Compiled information from Historical and Private archive’s has confirmed that the surname ‘Terry’ and or it’s variant’s, dates as far back as the 13th century were a ‘Richard Terry’, from Hunts, England, is recorded on the Hundred Rolls in 1273. The exact period of settlement in North America has not been definately determined but Information extracted from Public and Civil registry archive’s confirm that one of the first settlers was a certain ‘William Terry’, aged 22, a gardener by trade, from the county of essex, England. He emigrated to North America in 1774, sailing from the Port of London aboard the ship named the ‘William’ o… Coat of arms: Argent a c…
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