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Sharp Family History

Sharp Name Meaning
English: nickname from Middle English scharp ‘keen’, ‘active’, ‘quick’.Irish (County Donegal): Anglicized (part translated) form of Gaelic Ó Géaráin ‘descendant of Géarán’, a byname from a diminutive of géar ‘sharp’.Americanized form of any of several European names with similar meaning, for example German Scharf.

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press

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Name Distribution of Sharp Families

  • Number of Sharp families
     415 - 827
     139 - 414
     1 - 138
     
    from the 1920 US Federal Census Data
  • Number of Sharp families
     2,280 - 4,558
     761 - 2,279
     1 - 760
     
    from the 1891 England and Wales Census Data
  • Number of Sharp families
     509 - 1,016
     170 - 508
     1 - 169
     
    from the 1891 Scotland Census Data

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Sharp Family Origin

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Sharp Immigration Information

from the New York Passenger Lists

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Average Life Expectancy for Sharp

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Sharp Family Occupations

from 1880 Federal Census Data

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Sharp Civil War Service Records

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