When Mary Elizabeth Harris was born on 16 January 1861, in Jefferson, Florida, United States, her father, James Alexander Harris, was 25 and her mother, Cynthia Jones, was 22. She married James Emory Vann on 28 December 1880, in Jefferson, Florida, United States. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 1 daughter. She lived in Election Precinct 7 Drifton, Jefferson, Florida, United States in 1880. She died on 23 January 1891, in Jefferson, Florida, United States, at the age of 30, and was buried in Lamont, Jefferson, Florida, 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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