Terrace name meaning

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in 2010

Meaning and Origin

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Webster's Unabridged Dictionary
noun Ter"race
  1. A raised level space, shelf, or platform of earth, supported on one or more sides by a wall, a bank of tuft, or the like, whether designed for use or pleasure.
  2. A balcony, especially a large and uncovered one.
  3. A flat roof to a house; as, the buildings of the Oriental nations are covered with terraces .
  4. A street, or a row of houses, on a bank or the side of a hill; hence, any street, or row of houses.
  5. [Geol] A level plain, usually with a steep front, bordering a river, a lake, or sometimes the sea.

Note: ☞ Many rivers are bordered by a series of terraces at different levels, indicating the flood plains at successive periods in their history.

Etymology: F. terrassecf. Sp. terraza, It. terrazza), fr. L. terra the earth, probably for tersa, originally meaning, dry land, and akin to torrere to parch, E. torrid, and thirst. See Thirst, and cf. Fumitory Inter (v.) Patterre Terrier Trass Tureen Turmeric

verb Ter"race
To form into a terrace or terraces; to furnish with a terrace or terraces, as, to terrace a garden, or a building.
Other Dictionary Sources
  1. Usually paved outdoor area adjoining a residence
  2. A row of houses built in a similar style and having common dividing walls (or the street on which they face) ("Grosvenor Terrace")
  3. A level shelf of land interrupting a declivity (with steep slopes above and below)
  4. Make into terraces as for cultivation ("The Incas terraced their mountainous land")
  5. Provide (a house) with a terrace

Notable Persons Named Terrace

Notable Persons Named Terrace

Terrace Martin

Terrace Martin is a hip hop music record producer, rapping, and songwriter. He plays Saxophone, Keyboard instrument, Drum kit, Bass guitar, Guitar, Percussion instrument, and Vocals. He was most active from 2004 to present.


Notable Persons With the Last Name Terrace

Notable Persons With the Last Name Terrace

Michael Terrace

Michael was born on December 31st, 1926.


Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Terrace U.S.
  White 87.01% 64.26%
  African American 5.65% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 0.00% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 0.00% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 0.00% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 6.21% 16.26%

Of Last Name Terrace

People with the last name Terrace are most frequently White

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Fun Facts about the name Terrace

  • How Popular is the name Terrace? Terrace is the 12,322nd most popular name of all time. As a last name Terrace was the 101,737th most popular name in 2010.
  • How many people with the first name Terrace have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2019, the Social Security Administration has recorded 821 babies born with the first name Terrace in the United States. That's more than enough people named Terrace to occupy the country of Vatican City with an estimated population of 800 (as of March 1, 2011).
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Terrace? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1943 when it was given as a first name to 7 new born babies.
  • When was Terrace first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Terrace is Sunday, March 5th, 1893.
  • What year had the most people named Terrace born? The highest recorded use of the first name Terrace was in 1980 with a total of 28 babies.
  • Random Terrace Factoid: According to the 1990 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Terrace is not a popular baby boy's name in California. Imagine that, only 5 babies in California have the same name in 1990.
  • Weird things about the name Terrace: The name spelled backwards is Ecarret. A random rearrangement of the letters in the name (anagram) will give Erecrta. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Terrace? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 177 people with the last name Terrace.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Terrace? Terrace is one of the most unique last names recorded.
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