Terra Family History

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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

What did your Terra ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, the most common Terra occupation in Canada was Farm Laborer. 100% of Terra's were Farm Laborers.

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  • Farm Laborer


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

Terra Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 4,000 census records available for the last name Terra. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Terra census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger List

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

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Draft Card

There are 1,000 military records available for the last name Terra. For the veterans among your Terra ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Terra Life Expectancy

What is the average Terra lifespan?

Between 1954 and 2004, in the United States, 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.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Terra

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Terra 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.

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