When Mary E Harless was born from 1842 to 1845, in Giles, Virginia, United States, her father, Lorenzo Dow Harless, was 28 and her mother, Elizabeth Kelly, was 25. She lived in Logan, Virginia, United States in 1860.
German: probably a variant of Harlass or Harles, dialect forms for a hornet (Middle High German harliss and horniss), a nickname for a person with a stinging disposition.
English: probably a variant of (H)arliss, a nickname from Middle English earles ‘earless’, probably denoting someone who was deaf rather than one literally without ears.
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