Dorothy Edith Harris

Female2 October 1920–7 October 2000

Brief Life History of Dorothy Edith

Dorothy Edith Harris was born on 2 October 1920, in Gorleston-on-Sea, Norfolk, England, United Kingdom. She married William Jenkins on 10 October 1944, in Gorleston-on-Sea, Norfolk, England, United Kingdom. She died on 7 October 2000, in her hometown, at the age of 80.

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William Jenkins
Dorothy Edith Harris
Marriage: 10 October 1944

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  • Marriage
    10 October 1944Gorleston-on-Sea, Norfolk, England, United Kingdom
  • World Events (3)

    1921 · British Unemployment Reaches Post-War High

    Age 1

    British unemployment reached a post-war high in July 1921 of 2.5 million people.


    Age 4

    First UK government led by the Labor party under Prime Minister Ramsay MacDonald.


    Age 20

    Winston Churchill becomes prime minister. British fighter pilots repel German air attacks in the Battle of Britain. London and other cities badly damaged in German bombing raids.

    Name Meaning

    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.

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

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