When Maj. Harvey Terry was born on 9 December 1795, in Enfield, Hartford, Connecticut, United States, his father, Solomon Terry, was 32 and his mother, Hannah Pease, was 25. He married Angeline Hall on 15 November 1827, in Enfield, Hartford, Connecticut, United States. He died on 21 October 1857, in Connecticut, United States, at the age of 61, and was buried in Enfield Street Cemetery, Enfield, Massachusetts Bay Colony, British Colonial America.
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 ).