Terra Name Meaning

Catalan and Portuguese: habitational name from any of the places called Terra either in Portugal or Catalonia, or topographic name from terra ‘earth’, ‘homeland’ (Latin terra); among immigrants from Madeira, possibly a translation of Dutch Aard.

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press


Similar surnames: Serra, Cerra, Terry, Pera, Perna, Ferra, Marra, Perra, Torr, Tena

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Terra Family Origin

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Terra Family Occupations

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  • Farmer

    50%
  • Assayer

    10%
  • Coal Yard

    10%
  • Furniture

    10%

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In 1880, the most common Terra occupation in the USA was Farmer. 50% of Terra's were Farmers. Farmer, Assayer and Coal Yard were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Terra. A less common occupation for the Terra family was Furniture.

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Terra Historical Records

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Terra Life Expectancy

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United States

Between 1954 and 2004, Terra life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1958, and highest in 2002. The average life expectancy for Terra in 1954 was 44, and 76 in 2004.

Source: Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Terra

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