When Uriah Terry was born about 1789, in Terry Township, Bradford, Pennsylvania, United States, his father, Jonathan Terry, was 32 and his mother, Abigail Terry, was 33. He died on 22 August 1823, at the age of 35, and was buried in Terrytown, Terry 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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