Terris Family History

14-Day Free Trial


Terris Name Meaning

Scottish (Fife): habitational name from Tarras in Morayshire. Catalan: from a personal name derived from the Germanic name Theodoric, composed of the elements þeudo- ‘people’, ‘race’ + ric. See also Terry 1.

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

Similar surnames: Terres, Terry, Ferris, Harris, Gerrits, Perris, Terra, Norris, Berrio

Ready to discover your family story?

Simply start with yourself and we'll do the searching for you.

Terris Family Origin

Where is the Terris family from?

Terris Family Occupations

What did your Terris ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, the most common Terris occupation in the UK was Coal Miner. 18% of Terris's were Coal Miners. A less common occupation for the Terris family was Blacksmith. Coal Miner, Labourer and Mariner were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Terris.

View Census data for Terris | Data not to scale

  • Coal Miner

  • Labourer

  • Mariner

  • Blacksmith


Census records can tell you a lot of little known facts about your Terris ancestors, such as occupation. Occupation can tell you about your ancestor's social and economic status.

Terris Historical Records

What Terris family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 11,000 census records available for the last name Terris. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Terris census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

Search 1891 UK census records for Terris

Passenger List

There are 1,000 immigration records available for the last name Terris. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in the UK, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

View all Terris immigration records

Draft Card

There are 738 military records available for the last name Terris. For the veterans among your Terris ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

View all Terris military records

You've only scratched the surface of Terris family history.

Terris Life Expectancy

What is the average Terris lifespan?

Between 1958 and 2004, in the United States, Terris life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1958, and highest in 1998. The average life expectancy for Terris in 1958 was 50, and 55 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Terris

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Terris ancestors lived in harsh conditions. A short lifespan might also indicate health problems that were once prevalent in your family. The SSDI is a searchable database of more than 70 million names. You can find birthdates, death dates, addresses and more.

Famous Terris Family Ancestors

Discover the unique achievements of ancestors in your family tree

Famous ancestors img
Look up another name