When Acless C Harris was born on 2 December 1858, in Indiana, United States, his father, Austin Harris, was 38 and his mother, Mary Jane Littlefield, was 38. He married Leota Aroine Sporleder on 1 January 1890, in Mitchell, Kansas, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 1 daughter. He lived in Mitchell, Kansas, United States in 1915 and Beloit, Mitchell, Kansas, United States for about 10 years. He died on 16 January 1932, in Cawker City, Mitchell, Kansas, United States, at the age of 73, and was buried in Elmwood Cemetery, Beloit, Mitchell, Kansas, 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.