William Harris

4 March 1840–1868 (Age 27)
Whitchurch, Glamorgan, Wales, United Kingdom

The Life Summary of William

When William Harris was born on 4 March 1840, in Whitchurch, Glamorgan, Wales, United Kingdom, his father, Isaac Harris, was 27 and his mother, Esther Ellen Bowering, was 23. He died in 1868, at the age of 28.

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Isaac Harris
Esther Ellen Bowering
James Harris
Hannah Mariah Harris
William Harris
Jabez Harris
Elizabeth Rose Harris
Joshua Harris

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World Events (5)

Age 3
Dickens A Christmas Carol was first published.
Age 6
U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.
1850 · Coal Fields in South Wales Developed
Age 10
Like the iron and copper mines, the coal fields in South Wales were very important to the industrial revolution. Many of those that worked in the coal mines were part of the Merthyr uprising.

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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Sources (4)

  • William Harris in household of Isaac Harris, "England and Wales Census, 1841"
  • William Harris, "Utah Mormon Pioneer Overland Travel Database, 1847-1868"
  • William Harris, "Mormon Migration Database, 1840-1932"

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