When Elizabeth Terry was born about 1761, her father, Col. Thomas Terry, was 35 and her mother, Abigail Havens, was 31. She married Christopher Tuthill on 17 March 1781. They were the parents of at least 6 sons. She died on 23 April 1825, at the age of 65.
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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