Sharp Family History
Sharp Name Meaning
English and Scottish: nickname from Middle English sharp(e) ‘sharp quick smart acute keen-witted’ (Old English scearp). Irish: when not the English or Scots name in 1 above an Anglicized (part translated) form of Gaelic Ó Géaráin ‘descendant of Géarán’ a personal name based on a diminutive of géar ‘sharp’. Americanized form (translation into English) of German Scharf ‘sharp-cutting’ or of any of several other European names with similar meaning.
Source: Dictionary of American Family Names 2nd edition, 2022