Harris

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Etymology 1[edit]

From Harry, a male given name derived form a Middle English pronunciation of Old French Henri.

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Harris

  1. A English and Welsh patronymic surname​.
  2. A male given name.
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  • According to the 2010 United States Census, Harris is the 25th most common surname in the United States, belonging to 624,252 individuals. Harris is most common among White (51.4%) and Black/African American (42.4%) individuals.

Etymology 2[edit]

Uncertain. Perhaps from Old Norse hérað (hundred (administrative district)), or from Old Norse hærri (higher), referring to the high hills on the island, especially compared to Lewis.

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Harris (uncountable)

  1. The southern and more mountainous part of Lewis and Harris, an island in the Outer Hebrides of Scotland.
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