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Terres Family History

Terres Name Meaning

French: unexplained; possibly a habitational name from a place named with this word. German: unexplained. Scottish: variant of Terris. Catalan: plural variant of Catalan Terra. Catalan (Terrés): variant of Terrers, a habitational name from a derivative of Catalan terra, or possibly also variant of Tarrés, a habitational name from a town in Les Garrigues district, of the same origin as Terrers.

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


Similar surnames: Serres, Torres, Terris, Torre, Terra, Herren, Torrens, Hermes, Terry

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Where is the Terres family from?

You can see how Terres families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Terres family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Terres families were found in the USA in 1920. In 1911 there were 2 Terres families living in Ontario. This was about 50% of all the recorded Terres's in Canada. Ontario had the highest population of Terres families in 1911.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Terres surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Terres ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Cannery Wkr were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Terres. 45% of Terres men worked as a Laborer and 11% of Terres women worked as a Cannery Wkr. Some less common occupations for Americans named Terres were Miner and Housekeeper.

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*We display top occupations by gender to maintain their historical accuracy during times when men and women often performed different jobs.

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Top Male Occupations in 1940

  • Laborer
    45%
  • Farmer
    13%
  • Saleman
    7%
  • Miner
    7%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Cannery Wkr
    11%
  • Seamstress
    11%
  • Laundress
    11%
  • Housekeeper
    11%
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Census Records

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

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Passenger Lists

There are 2,000 immigration records available for the last name Terres. 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 Cards

There are 357 military records available for the last name Terres. For the veterans among your Terres ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Terres lifespan?

Between 1964 and 2003, in the United States, Terres life expectancy was at its lowest point in 2003, and highest in 1991. The average life expectancy for Terres in 1964 was 66, and 49 in 2003.

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