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Benjamin, c1660–c1720, English journalist who published the first newspaper in America 1690.
Frank, 1856–1931, U.S. writer, born in Ireland.
Joel Chandler
[chan-dler,, chahn-] /ˈtʃæn dlər,, ˈtʃɑn-/ (Show IPA), 1848–1908, U.S. journalist, novelist, and short-story writer: creator of Uncle Remus.
Julie, born 1925, U.S. actress.
Louis, born 1921, U.S. public-opinion pollster and columnist.
Mark, born 1922, U.S. novelist.
Roy, 1898–1979, U.S. composer.
Thaddeus William, 1795–1856, U.S. entomologist: pioneer in applied entomology.
Zellig Sabbatai [zel-ig sah-buh tahy,, sab-uh-] /ˈzɛl ɪg ˈsɑˌbətaɪ,, ˈsæb ə-/ (Show IPA), 1909–92, U.S. linguist, born in Ukraine.
a male given name.
Contemporary Examples

So Cohen is right when he notes in the Times that “Harris deserves applause for his stand.”
The AJC’s Next Logical Step: Condemn Israeli Settlements Sigal Samuel June 20, 2013

He and Harris began to hash out ideas for a three way deal with the president-elect.
Wiretap: “F*ck” Obama Benjamin Popper December 8, 2008

Harris said that Höss appeared like a “grocery clerk,” someone you would pay no attention to if you met him on the street.
Inside the Nazi Mind at the Nuremberg Trials Thomas Harding September 6, 2013

Harris confesses that he sleeps with a loaded gun tucked under his mattress, where he can easily grab it.
‘Hell And Back Again’: PBS Airs Documentary On Wounded Marine Jesse Ellison May 27, 2012

Harris County has the highest rate of domestic violence in the state, which is saying a lot.
No, Texas, Spouse Abuse Isn’t Foreplay Emily Shire February 20, 2014

Historical Examples

At the hearing on this complaint, Harris denied that he had ever contributed a dollar to Joe at the latter’s persuasion.
The Story of the Mormons William Alexander Linn

Perhaps, as he has said, his real man is only a Mrs. Harris.
The Green Carnation Robert Smythe Hichens

Mrs. Harris discovered them on the piazza approaching the steps and exclaimed, Ah, here come the truants.
An Oregon Girl Alfred Ernest Rice

Harris accordingly disposed of his share of the farm and paid Grandin.
The Story of the Mormons William Alexander Linn

I fancied poor old Harris eyed me with suspicion, and I wished he had better cause.
Dead Men Tell No Tales E. W. Hornung

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

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.


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