Sharkey Family History

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Sharkey Name Meaning

Irish (Ulster and Connacht): reduced Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó Searcaigh ‘descendant of Searcach’, a byname meaning ‘beloved’.

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


Similar surnames: Markey, Harvey, Sankey, Shanley, Harley, Shirey, Sharry, Harkey

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Sharkey Family Origin

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Sharkey Family Occupations

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  • Farmer

    17%
  • Laborer

    14%
  • Keeping House

    7%
  • Keeps House

    2%

In 1880, a less common occupation for the Sharkey family was Keeps House. Farmer, Laborer and Keeping House were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Sharkey. The most common Sharkey occupation in the USA was Farmer. 17% of Sharkey's were Farmers.

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Sharkey Historical Records

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Sharkey Life Expectancy

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