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  • Artur Martin Terras (1901 - 1963)
    Artur Terras (18. veebruar 1901 Perjatsi, Vaivara vald, Virumaa – 26. november 1963 Stockholm, Rootsi) oli Eesti advokaat ja poliitik. andmekogu - 2011 ilmus Mai Krikk sulest raamat " Voldemar Särak ja...
  • Hermine Voog (1910 - 2011)
  • Martin Terras (1875 - 1944)
    MARTIN JAANI p TERRAS , VR I/3, polkovnik (1920), kolonel (1922).VR I/3, nr 3024/18.02.1925 „hinnates sõjalisi teeneid, mis kolonel Martin Terras Eesti Vabariigi vastu üles näidanud Suurtükiväe Valitsu...
  • - Terras/Teras (deceased)
  • Aadam Leonhard Terras (1851 - 1925)
    Saaga EAA.3148.1.200:20?275,484,1283,142,0 * Saaga EAA.3148.1.140:190?102,1000,2020,452,0

About the Terras surname

Terras or Tarras, spelling changes depending on registrar. Local dialect affects spelling as most people were illitterate & couldn,t read or write! I found a Terrasse in Tayport! My research through the male side took me to Elgin/Forres c.1575 AD.

Name appears to come from a tract of land outside Forres called "The Tarras" There exists a farm called Littleton of Tarrus. The 1911 census  has my family listed as Terrus, obviously an incompleted  A!
This is of little use to our Scandanavian relations in Norway & Sweden, but may explain the varaiation of spelling.