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Origins of the Terry surname

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About the Terrys

We have a total number of 88507 records for people with the last name Terry.

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Alternative variations of the name Terry

Terry, Terrys, Terrie, Tery, Terie

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Where do most Terrys live?

In 1921, most Terrys lived in London.

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Interesting facts about Terrys

How common is your surname?

501st most common surname in the UK

We have 75,500 records for the Terry surname. The oldest one dates back to 1538.

Who were Terrys most likely to marry?




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What are the most common Terry first names?

  • John
  • William
  • Mary
  • Ellen

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Common jobs for Terrys

Men and women often performed different types of jobs, so these are displayed by gender to maintain their historical accuracy.

Common Female occupations for Terrys in 1921




Domestic Servant


General Servant Domestic


Living On Own Means


Common Male occupations for Terrys in 1921
General Labourer


Agricultural Labourer




Farm Hands


Farm Labourer


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