What does the name Harris mean?
Harris derives from the Middle English first name Henry, which dates back to the eleventh century and appears in the Domesday Book. A number of Jewish immigrants adopted this surname. Celebrities named Harris include the Irish actor who played Dumbledore in the first two Harry Potter films, Richard Harris, World War Two Marshal of the Royal Air Force, Sir Arthur 'Bomber' Harris, and country singer Emmylou Harris.
The earliest occurrence of the Harris surname in our family history documents is from 1390, and we currently have 5,046,774 records where Harris appears.
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Typical jobs for Harrises
Hard-working people, the Harrises. 4714 worked in domestic service, according to the 1901 Census.
Where most Harrises lived
In the 1900s, you’d probably bump into a Harris in London.
Harrises’ criminal history
How do we put this... Not all Harrises were angels, apparently. We found 6532 in criminal records.
Harrises in World War I
According to the World War I records, 7136 Harrises served in the First World War.