John Harris

31 October 1702–
Pardshaw, Cumberland, England, United Kingdom

The Life of John

When John Harris was born on 31 October 1702, in Pardshaw, Cumberland, England, United Kingdom, his father, William Harris, was 32 and his mother, Susannah Rodger, was 22.

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William Harris
Susannah Rodger
John Harris
Jonathan Harris
Hannah Harris
Sarah Harris
Mary Harris
Jane Harris
Hannah Harris
Ann Harris
Susannah Harris

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World Events (2)

1801 · The Act of Union

Age 99

The Act of Union was a legislative agreement which united England, Scotland, Wales, and Ireland under the name of the United Kingdom on January 1, 1801.

Age 113

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

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 (2)

  • John Harris, "England Births and Christenings, 1538-1975"
  • John Harris, "England and Wales Non-Conformist Record Indexes (RG4-8), 1588-1977"

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