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Terrien Name Meaning

French: topographic or status name from terrien ‘owner of a farmland’ a derivative of terre ‘ground earth land’ denoting someone who lived and worked on the land i.e. a peasant. Compare Farmer Lander Pharmer Taylor Terrian Therien Therrian and Therrien .

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names 2nd edition, 2022

Similar surnames: Perrier, Berrien, Perrie, Terres, Berrier, Torre, Perrin, Ferrier

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Where is the Terrien family from?

You can see how Terrien families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Terrien family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1841 and 1920. The most Terrien families were found in Canada in 1911. In 1891 there were 10 Terrien families living in Glamorgan. This was about 48% of all the recorded Terrien's in United Kingdom. Glamorgan had the highest population of Terrien families in 1891.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Terrien surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Terrien ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Housekeeper were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Terrien. 32% of Terrien men worked as a Laborer and 34% of Terrien women worked as a Housekeeper. Some less common occupations for Americans named Terrien were Farmer and Typist. .

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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
  • Truck Driver
  • Janitor
  • Farmer

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Housekeeper
  • Housework
  • Typist
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Census Records

There are 7,000 census records available for the last name Terrien. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Terrien 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 745 immigration records available for the last name Terrien. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in Australia, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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Draft Cards

There are 598 military records available for the last name Terrien. For the veterans among your Terrien ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Terrien lifespan?

Between 1954 and 2004, in the United States, Terrien life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1954, and highest in 2003. The average life expectancy for Terrien in 1954 was 32, and 83 in 2004.

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