Harris records on Ancestry

Ancestry is a major source of information if you are filling out your Harris family tree. A vast range of data is available to search ranging from census records, births, deaths and marriages, military records and immigration records to name but a few. Free trials are normally available and are a good way to fill out a lot of your tree quickly.

Country Collection
Globe Ancestry.com Global records search results for the Harris family.
USA Ancestry.com US records search results for the Harris family.
UK Ancestry.co.uk UK records search results for the Harris family.
Canada Ancestry.ca Canadian records search results for the Harris family.
Australia Ancestry.com.au Australian records search results for the Harris family.

Ask a Question

Looking for information on a Harris in your family tree? Why not post a question here -

Origins and History


New to Family History? Check out our Getting Started page. Check out House Of Names to investigate the origins of the Harris surname or get a copy of the Harris family Crest (a great gift idea!).

"HARRIS, 'son of Harry,' a form of HENRY, q.v. A surname more English than Scottish. "(The surnames of Scotland. George Fraser Black, 1866-1948)


Sometimes you can run into a brick wall in your tree and you just don't have enough evidence to make that next step back in time. If you are lucky then you may find some previously undiscovered Harris ancestors. Additionally, the modern DNA test can give you a breakdown of your ethnic mix - you may be surprised at the results!

Unlock your DNAHave you reached a brick wall in your Harris Tree?

Visit our Harris DNA page to find out more.

Birth, Death and Marriage Records for the Harris Genealogy

Birth, Death and Marriage records are often the best method of making the links to the Harris Genealogy that will form part of your family tree. Although records vary from country to country, they are normally the most formal record of a person's relations. From the sources below you will be able to find a birth record and, from that, a birth certificate can be ordered which lists the names of the mother and father, taking you back another generation in your tree. A marriage certificate may also list the names of the respective fathers of the bride and groom which may then help you to find them earlier in life on a census record enabling you to fill out more detail in the Harris family tree.

Explore Harris Parish Records at Find My Past.

Investigate the UK registered births, marriages and deaths of the Harris family using the FreeBMD database.

Check out Genealogy BankGenealogy Bank for Harris family records.

Look at MyHeritage for Harris family data.

Check out the LDS Database for records of the Harris family.

Research the Harris surname using fold3 Military Archives and view images of original Harris Military records.

ukDid you know that there are currently 104974 people with the Harris surname in the UK? Harris is now ranked number 24 for popularity in the UK.

Harris Family Tree Databases

Search WikiTree for user contributed Harris family records. Collaboration is encouraged so that accuracy of Harris data can be verified or corrected by other users.

Investigate MyTrees for information on the Harris family and people looking to contact living Harris relations.

Explore GENi for Harris family records.

Study One Great Family for Harris records submitted by people who are already researching the Harris Family History .

Find your Irish Harris relatives on findmypast.ie

Harris Forums

Research the Harris surname using Genealogy.com forums .

ukDid you know that there are currently 835518 people with the Harris surname in the USA? Harris is ranked number 12 for popularity in the USA.

Miscellaneous Harris Databases

Look at the Ellis Island Database for information on the Harris family. This database contains over 25 million immigration records detailing passengers arriving in the United States of America.

Use the Surname Map project to look at the current distribution of the Harris surname in the United Kingdom, France, Germany, Spain, Italy and Romania.