When Julia Frances Harris was born on 30 October 1881, in White River Township, Washington, Arkansas, United States, her father, Samuel Alexander Smith Harris, was 33 and her mother, Susan Cavener, was 29. She married Daniel Ezra Carrigan on 22 January 1905, in Elkins, Washington, Arkansas, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 4 daughters. She lived in Durham, Washington, Arkansas, United States in 1910 and Richland Township, Washington, Arkansas, United States for about 10 years. She died on 9 October 1985, in Fayetteville, Washington, Arkansas, United States, at the age of 103, and was buried in Elkins, Washington, Arkansas, United States.
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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