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since 1880
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Meaning and Origin

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Origin and Meaning of Terhune

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Alt. Meaning

T is for tender, loving nature.

E is for eager, let's get started!

R is for rely, everyone's trustworthy friend.

H is for happy, your wonderful laugh.

U is for unbreakable, your spirit is strong.

N is for noteworthy, just like your achievements

E is for excellence, your passion, your drive.

Notable Persons With the Last Name Terhune

Albert Payson Terhune was a writer. Albert was born as the child of Edward Payson Terhune and Mary Virginia Terhune on December 21st, 1872 in Newark, New Jersey. He breathed his last breath on February 18th, 1942.


Max Terhune was an actor. He was most active from 1936 to 1956. Max was born on February 12th, 1891 in Franklin, Indiana, U.S. He died on June 5th, 1973.


Mary Virginia Hawes Terhune was a writer. She was most prominent from 1844 to 1922. Mary was given the name Mary Virginia Hawes on December 21st, 1830 in Amelia County, Virginia. Mary is also known as Harland and Marion Harland. She left this life on June 2nd, 1922.


Christine Terhune Herrick was a writer. Christine was given the name Christine Terhune by her parents Edward Payson Terhune and Mary Virginia Terhune on June 13th, 1859 in Newark, New Jersey. She passed away on December 2nd, 1944.


Warren Jay Terhune was a Governor of American Samoa. His most notable accomplishments were from 1919 to 1920. His military service ended in 1889. Warren was born on May 3rd, 1869 in Midland Park, New Jersey. He left this life on November 3rd, 1920.


Edward was born on November 22nd, 1830. He died on May 25th, 1907.


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Popularity of Terhune as a last name

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Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Terhune U.S.
  White 91.54% 64.26%
  African American 3.00% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 1.34% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 0.51% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 1.88% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 1.74% 16.26%

Of Last Name Terhune

People with the last name Terhune are most frequently White

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Fun Facts about the name Terhune

  • How Popular is the name Terhune? As a last name Terhune was the 11,402nd most popular name in 2010.
  • When was the first name Terhune first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the name Terhune is Wednesday, February 22nd, 1899.
  • How unique is the name Terhune? From 1880 to 2017 less than 5 people per year have been born with the first name Terhune. Hoorah! You are a unique individual.
  • Weird things about the name Terhune: Your name in reverse order is Enuhret. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Uhentre. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Terhune? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 2,766 people with the last name Terhune.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Terhune? Chances are, most people haven't met someone with Terhune as their last name since less than 1 person in 106k people have that last name. If you know one, consider yourself lucky!

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