- Benjamin,c1660–c1720, English journalist who published the first newspaper in America 1690.
- Frank,1856–1931, U.S. writer, born in Ireland.
- Joel Chan·dler [chan-dler, chahn-] /ˈtʃæn dlər, ˈtʃɑn-/, 1848–1908, U.S. journalist, novelist, and short-story writer: creator of Uncle Remus.
- Julie,1925–2013 U.S. actress.
- Louis,born 1921, U.S. public-opinion pollster and columnist.
- Mark,1922–2007, U.S. novelist.
- Roy,1898–1979, U.S. composer.
- Thaddeus William,1795–1856, U.S. entomologist: pioneer in applied entomology.
- Zel·lig Sab·ba·tai [zel-ig sah-buh tahy, sab-uh-] /ˈzɛl ɪg ˈsɑˌbətaɪ, ˈsæb ə-/, 1909–92, U.S. linguist, born in Ukraine.
- a male given name.
Examples from the Web for harris
Newsom will likely be out if Harris runs since the two are considered allies, California political insiders said.
Harris is unlikely to see a challenge from Villaraigosa, either.
Harris was sentenced to 15 years in prison in Bedford, N.Y., but was granted clemency in 1993 by Gov. Mario Cuomo.Headmasters Behaving Badly
November 29, 2014
Harris declined to comment to The Daily Beast on the implications of Initiative 71 for members of Congress.Can Congress Get Stoned Now That D.C. Has Legalized Marijuana?
November 5, 2014
The sales rep said he gave Harris screws to take back to the FDA district office in Ontario, California.Patients Screwed in Spine Surgery ‘Scam’
The Center for Investigative Reporting
November 3, 2014
But after an interview with Harris he swallowed this wrath as best he might.Within the Law
There followed the most terrible moment in the life of Pee-wee Harris, Scout.Pee-wee Harris
Percy Keese Fitzhugh
It was a man, for I could smell the sweet peaty odour of his Harris tweeds.The Woman Thou Gavest Me
I spoke out boldly, though I felt the eyes of Harris upon me.The Fairchild Family
Mary Martha Sherwood
"You've upset Miss Harris," said the other lady, coming forward.Australia Revenged
- the S part of the island of Lewis with Harris, in the Outer Hebrides. Pop: about 3000 (2001). Area: 500 sq km (190 sq miles)
- Sir Arthur Travers, known as Bomber Harris. 1892–1984, British air marshal. He was commander-in-chief of Bomber Command of the RAF (1942–45)
- Frank. 1856–1931, British writer and journalist; his books include his autobiography My Life and Loves (1923–27) and Contemporary Portraits (1915–30)
- Joel Chandler. 1848–1908, US writer; creator of Uncle Remus
- Roy. 1898–1979, US composer, esp of orchestral and choral music incorporating American folk tunes
Word Origin and History for harris
popular surname, attested from c.1400, from Harry, popular medieval pronunciation of Henry. As a type of tweed (1892), it is from the name of the southern section of the island of Lewis with Harris in the Outer Hebrides; originally it referred to fabric produced by the inhabitants there, later a proprietary name. That place name represents Gaelic na-h-earaidh "that which is higher," in comparison to the lower Lewis. Harrisburg, capital of Pennsylvania, is named for ferryman John Harris (1727-1791), son of the original European settler.