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Sharpe Family History

Sharpe Name Meaning
Mainly Irish: variant of Sharp.

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

1,292,214 Historical Documents with Sharpe on Ancestry.com
382,341 Birth, Marriage, and Deaths
38,190 Military Records
27,944 Immigration Records
245,913 Census and Voter Lists
597,826 Member Trees

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Name Distribution of Sharpe Families

  • Number of Sharpe families
     132 - 262
     45 - 131
     1 - 44
     
    from the 1920 US Federal Census Data
  • Number of Sharpe families
     623 - 1,243
     208 - 622
     1 - 207
     
    from the 1891 England and Wales Census Data
  • Number of Sharpe families
     74 - 145
     25 - 73
     1 - 24
     
    from the 1891 Scotland Census Data

Sharpe census records

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Sharpe Family Origin

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The information for this chart came from the U.S. Immigration Collection at Ancestry.com. You can find out where the majority of the Sharpe families were living before they immigrated to the U.S and learn where to focus your search for foreign records.

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Sharpe Immigration Information

from the New York Passenger Lists

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You can find out when most of the Sharpe families immigrated to the United States. You can focus your search to immigration records dating from that era.

Immigration records can tell you an ancestor's name, ship name, port of departure, port of arrival and destination.

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Average Life Expectancy for Sharpe

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An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your ancestors lived in harsh conditions. A short lifespan might also indicate health problems that were once prevalent in your family.

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Sharpe Family Occupations

from 1880 Federal Census Data

Sharpe census records

Census records can offer a lot of little known facts about your Sharpe ancestors, such as occupation.

Occupation can tell you about your ancestors' social status and economic status.

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Sharpe Civil War Service Records

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You can find out if your ancestors came primarily from the North of the South.

Military records can tell you an ancestor's birthplace, occupation, and even physical description.

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