George Harris

17 April 1789–
Moneydie, Perthshire, Scotland, United Kingdom

The Life of George

When George Harris was christened on 17 April 1789, in Moneydie, Perthshire, Scotland, United Kingdom, his father, Peter Harris, was 29 and his mother, Helen Robertson, was 25.

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Family Time Line

Peter Harris
1760–
Helen Robertson
1763–1841
John Harris
1782–1854
Peter Harris
1784–1861
William Harris
1787–1846
George Harris
1789–
Alexander Harris
1793–1881
Helen Harris
1796–

Parents and Siblings

    Male1760–Male

    Helen Robertson

    Female1763–1841Female

siblings

(6)

+1 More Child

World Events (3)

1802 · John Playfair publishes summary of James Hutton's theories of geology.

In 1802, John Playfair published the Illustrations of the Huttonian Theory of the Earth. His influence was by James Hutton’s knowledge of the earth’s geology.
1815

The defeat of Napoleon Bonaparte at Waterloo marks the end of the Napoleonic Wars. Napoleon defeated and exiled to St. Helena.
1823

Rugby Football 'invented' at Rugby School.

Name Meaning

1 English and Welsh (very common in southern England and South Wales): patronymic from the medieval English personal name Harry , pet form of Henry .2 This name is also well established in Ireland, taken there principally during the Plantation of Ulster. In some cases, particularly in families coming from County Mayo, both Harris and Harrison can be Anglicized forms of Gaelic Ó hEarchadha.3 Greek: reduced form of the Greek personal name Kharalambos, composed of the elements khara ‘joy’ + lambein ‘to shine’.

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

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Sources (1)

  • George Harrice, "Scotland, Births and Baptisms, 1564-1950"

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