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Find more Sharp relatives and grow your tree by exploring billions of historical records. Taken every decade since 1790, the U.S. Federal Census can tell you a lot about your family. For example, from 1930 to 1940 there were 599 less people named Sharp in the United States — and some of them are likely related to you.

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What if you had a window into the history of your family? With historical records, you do. From home life to career, records help bring your relatives' experiences into focus. There were 44,377 people named Sharp in the 1930 U.S. Census. In 1940, there were 1% less person named Sharp in the United States. What was life like for them?

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In 1940, 43,778 people named Sharp were living in the United States. In a snapshot:

  • 16% of women had paying jobs
  • The youngest was less than a year and the oldest was 99
  • 54%, or 5,906 people, lived in homes they rented
  • On average men worked 43 hours a week

Learn where they came from and where they went.

As Sharp families continued to grow, they left more tracks on the map:

  • 9,190 migrated within the United States from 1935 to 1940
  • 10% were first-generation Americans
  • 4% were born in foreign countries
  • Most immigrants originated from England