When Clara Harris was born on 26 September 1876, in Canada, her father, Thomas William Harris, was 39 and her mother, Mary Ann Pugh, was 28. She married Richard Louis James on 1 December 1894, in Osceola, Houghton, Michigan, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 3 daughters. She lived in Osceola Township, Houghton, Michigan, United States in 1900 and Greenland, Ontonagon, Michigan, United States in 1910. She died on 29 May 1914, in Victoria, Ontonagon, Michigan, United States, at the age of 37.
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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