When Lewellen Madison Harris was born on 5 November 1869, in Republic of Texas, his father, Zebulon Buckalew Harris, was 23 and his mother, Mary M Williamson, was 29. He married Julia Ann Shafer on 8 May 1900, in Bell, Texas, United States. They were the parents of at least 6 sons and 5 daughters. He lived in Freestone, Texas, United States in 1935 and Justice Precinct 6, Freestone, Texas, United States in 1940. He died on 24 November 1957, in Freestone, Freestone, Texas, United States, at the age of 88, and was buried in Freestone, Freestone, Texas, United States.
English (southern England and south Wales): from the personal name Harry + genitival -s. This surname is also established in Ireland, taken there principally during the Plantation of Ulster. However, in some cases, particularly in families coming from County Mayo, Harris can be an Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó hEarchadha. This surname is also very common among African Americans.
American shortened and altered form of Greek surnames begining with Cha(r)-, such as Chasandrinos (variant of Kassandrinos, a habitational name from the Kassandra peninsula of Chalkidiki), and various patronymics from the personal name Charalampos (see Charos ). In North America, the surname Harris may possibly also originate from a transferred use of the Greek personal (given) name Charis or Harris (shortened forms of Charalampos) as a surname (i.e. as a replacement of the original surname).
Americanized form of various like-sounding Jewish surnames.
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