If you are conducting some Terry family history research then you can view the Terry coat of arms and the name meaning and origin of the name as well as the meaning of symbols below. This is a great place to start when tracing your genealogy and Terry surname history and will help you answer the question 'what is the meaning of my name?'
The name Terry in Ireland is an
Anglo-Norman name derived from
the German word 'theudoric'
meaning 'people rule'. Families
of this name have for centuries
been associated with County Cork.
Terry is also an occasional
anglicized form of the native Gaelic
MacToirdealbhaigh sept, more
often changed to Turley.
A Sept is an ancient form of a Clan and is a group of people whose ancestors all bore the same surname and inhabited the same locality.
|Azure/Blue||Represents Loyalty and Truth.|
|Gules/Red||'The Martyr's colour', signifies Military Fortitude and Magnanimity.|
|Chief||Dominion, authority, wisdom, achievement in battle|
|The Fess||Denotes a Military Belt or Girdle of Honour|
|Crosses||Often representing Faith or Christian beliefs, possibly relating to the Crusades|
|The Lion||Emblem of Deathless Courage|
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