When Howell Henry Hargis was born on 28 October 1804, in Smith, Tennessee, United States, his father, William Hargis, was 35 and his mother, Hannah H. Howell, was 34. He married Lucy Tuck in 1824, in United States. They were the parents of at least 2 daughters. He died on 13 January 1856, in Macon, Tennessee, United States, at the age of 51.
English (Essex): perhaps a variant of Hargest . Alternatively, an altered form of German or Frisian Harges, which is probably of the same origin as Frisian Harjes .
History: The (majority of the) American bearers of the surname Hargis trace their origin to George Hargis, who was transported from England to VA in 1642 and whose grandfather is believed by some to be Louis Harges, a Frenchman from Normandy, supposedly of Danish parentage. The surname Harges is not found neither in France nor in Denmark; it is, however, found in northern Germany, though it is very rare there.