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Harriss Family History

Harriss Name Meaning

English: variant of Harris .

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press


Similar surnames: Harris, Harries, Harless, Harrill, Harrie, Carris, Morriss, Harrup

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Where is the Harriss family from?

You can see how Harriss families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Harriss family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Harriss families were found in USA in 1880. In 1891 there were 297 Harriss families living in London. This was about 21% of all the recorded Harriss's in United Kingdom. London had the highest population of Harriss families in 1891.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Harriss surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Harriss ancestors do for a living?

In 1939, Farm Labourer and Unpaid Domestic Duties were the top reported jobs for men and women in the United Kingdom named Harriss. 10% of Harriss men worked as a Farm Labourer and 71% of Harriss women worked as an Unpaid Domestic Duties. Some less common occupations for Americans named Harriss were Insurance Clerk and Private Means. .

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*We display top occupations by gender to maintain their historical accuracy during times when men and women often performed different jobs.

Top Male Occupations In 1939

  • Farm Labourer
    10%
  • Bricklayer
    10%
  • General Labourer
    10%
  • Insurance Clerk
    10%

Top Female Occupations In 1939

  • Unpaid Domestic Duties
    71%
  • Housewife
    4%
  • Unpaid Domestic
    3%
  • Private Means
    2%
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Census Records

There are 58,000 census records available for the last name Harriss. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Harriss census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger Lists

There are 3,000 immigration records available for the last name Harriss. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in Australia, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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Draft Cards

There are 3,000 military records available for the last name Harriss. For the veterans among your Harriss ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Harriss lifespan?

Between 1951 and 2004, in the United States, Harriss life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1955, and highest in 1988. The average life expectancy for Harriss in 1951 was 49, and 78 in 2004.

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