Harriss Family History

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Harriss Name Meaning

English: variant spelling 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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Harriss Family Origin

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Harriss Family Occupations

What did your Harriss ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, the most common Harriss occupation in the USA was Farmer. 40% of Harriss's were Farmers. Farmer, Laborer and Farming were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Harriss. A less common occupation for the Harriss family was Farm Laborer.

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  • Farmer

  • Laborer

  • Farming

  • Farm Laborer


Census records can tell you a lot of little known facts about your Harriss ancestors, such as occupation. Occupation can tell you about your ancestor's social and economic status.

Harriss Historical Records

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Census Record

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 List

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

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Draft Card

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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Harriss Life Expectancy

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.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Harriss

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Harriss ancestors lived in harsh conditions. A short lifespan might also indicate health problems that were once prevalent in your family. The SSDI is a searchable database of more than 70 million names. You can find birthdates, death dates, addresses and more.

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