Terry Coat of Arms, Family Crest and Terry Family History

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 or Clan is a collective term describing a group of persons whose immediate ancestors had a common surname and all inhabited the same lands.

Meaning of Symbols & Colors on the Terry Coat of Arms

Azure/Blue Represents Loyalty and Truth.
Gules/Red 'The Martyr's colour', signifies Military Fortitude and Magnanimity.
Or/Yellow/Gold Represents Generosity.
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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