When Patsy Elizabeth Harris was born on 20 December 1814, in North Carolina, United States, her father, Samuel Perrin Harris, was 24 and her mother, Elizabeth Kennedy, was 25. She married Nicholas L Fleming on 25 November 1835, in Scotland, Jasper, Missouri, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 1 daughter. She lived in Pendleton Township, St. Francois, Missouri, United States in 1880. She died on 9 January 1847, in St. Francois, Missouri, United States, at the age of 32, and was buried in St. Francois, Missouri, 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.