When John Bud Harris was born in 1811, in Prestonsburg, Floyd, Kentucky, United States, his father, James Harris, was 31 and his mother, Nancy P Young, was 23. He married Tabitha Graham on 24 June 1835, in Floyd, Kentucky, United States. They were the parents of at least 7 sons and 3 daughters. He lived in Floyd, Kentucky, United States for about 10 years and Kentucky, United States in 1870. He died on 3 April 1884, in Prestonsburg, Floyd, Kentucky, United States, at the age of 73.
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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