When Deborah Terry was born on 11 June 1801, in Terrytown, Terry Township, Bradford, Pennsylvania, United States, her father, Jonathan Terry, was 43 and her mother, Abigail Terry, was 44. She married Gilbert Chamberlain about 1823, in Bradford, Pennsylvania, United States. She lived in Asylum, Asylum Township, Bradford, Pennsylvania, United States in 1850. She died on 8 July 1859, at the age of 58, and was buried in Asylum, Asylum Township, Bradford, Pennsylvania, United States.
English and Irish: from the Norman personal name T(h)erry (Old French Thierri), a short form of Theodoric, which is composed of the ancient Germanic elements theud ‘people, race’ + rīc ‘power(ful), rich’. Theodoric was the name of the Ostrogothic leader (c. 454–526) who invaded Italy in 488 and established his capital at Ravenna in 493. His name was sometimes taken as a derivative of Greek Theodōros (see Theodore ). An Anglo-Norman family of this name has been in County Cork, Ireland, since the 13th century.
Irish: sometimes an Anglicized (‘translated’) form of Gaelic Mac Toirdhealbhaigh (see Turley ).
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