When Johnson Faris was born about 1805, in Knox, Kentucky, United States, his father, Paul Farris, was 22 and his mother, Patsy Howard, was 17. He married Margaret Watson on 11 November 1821, in Martin, Indiana, United States. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 2 daughters. He died before 1850, in Marrs Township, Posey, Indiana, United States.
Irish and Scottish: variant of Ferris .
English: variant of Faires .
Muslim: from a personal name based on Arabic fāris ‘horseman, knight’. Compare Fares .