Harriss Name Origin, Meaning and Family History

Harriss Name Meaning: Of British origin meaning 'Son of Harry'. There are many different spelling variations for this surname, these are largely regional.

Harry was often used as a nickname for Henry meaning 'Home Ruler'. The name is also very known in Ireland,the interest taken during the 'Plantation of Ulster'.

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Surname Distribution

Census frequency by county

Name Concentrations Within England and Wales

Harriss Surname Statistics

Top Professions for the Harriss family

Profession Census Frequency
Agricultural Labourer 167
Female Servant 79
Labourer 56
Independent 46
Male Servant 28
Farmer 22
Gardener 19
Shoe Maker 14
Nailor 13
Carpenter 11
Ag Labourer 10
Pupil 9
Blacksmith 9
Butcher 9
Frame Work Knitter 9
Laundress 8
Lace Maker 7
Baker 7
Miner 7
Coal Miner 6
Needle Maker 5
Smith 5
Tailor 5
Harness Maker 5
Brick Maker 5

Harriss Surname Variants Ranking

Rank Surname Match Census Frequency
1 Harris 86% 551,593
2 Harriss 100% 14,365
3 Haris 71% 1,326
4 Harross 86% 120
5 Harress 86% 103

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The surname Harriss is the 2nd most popular variant of Harris.

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