Elizabeth Harris

Brief Life History of Elizabeth

When Elizabeth Harris was born in 1776, in Fillongley, Warwickshire, England, United Kingdom, her father, Thomas Harris, was 25 and her mother, Elizabeth Earl, was 31. She married Joseph Taylor on 14 September 1797, in Astley, Warwickshire, England, United Kingdom. They were the parents of at least 5 sons and 11 daughters. She died on 16 February 1866, in Fillongley, Warwickshire, England, United Kingdom, at the age of 90, and was buried in Fillongley, Warwickshire, England, United Kingdom.

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Joseph Taylor
Elizabeth Harris
Marriage: 14 September 1797
Mary Taylor
Frances Taylor
Charlotte Taylor
Joseph Taylor
John Taylor
Elizabeth Taylor
Maria Taylor
Charles Taylor
Hannah Taylor
Charlotte Harpwood Nee Taylor
Sarah Taylor
Helena Taylor
Thomas Taylor
Susanna Taylor
Jane Taylor
Samuel Taylor

Sources (17)

  • Elizth Taylor in household of Jos Taylor, "England and Wales Census, 1841"
  • Elizabeth Harris, "England Births and Christenings, 1538-1975"
  • Eliz Harris, "England Marriages, 1538–1973"

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Name Meaning

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.

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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