Sharma Family History

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Sharma Name Meaning

Indian: Hindu (Brahman) name from Sanskrit šarma ‘joy’, ‘shelter’. It is regarded as a prestigious name and as such has been adopted in recent times in various non-Brahman communities.

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

Similar surnames: Varma, Sama, Sarna, Sharon, Sarma, Sharif, Shams, Harman, Sherman

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Sharma Ethnicity Estimate

What are the common regions with the Sharma name?

These results combine data from everyone in the AncestryDNA® database with the last name Sharma. The Ancestry® ethnicity regions shown are top five most common on average for these people.

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  • Southern Asia


  • England & Wales


  • Western & Central India


  • Ireland & Scotland


  • Germanic Europe


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Sharma Family Origin

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Sharma Family Occupations

What did your Sharma ancestors do for a living?

Census records can tell you a lot of little known facts about your Sharma ancestors, such as occupation. Occupation can tell you about your ancestor's social and economic status.

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Sharma Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 2,000 census records available for the last name Sharma. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Sharma census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger List

There are 2,000 immigration records available for the last name Sharma. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in the USA, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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Draft Card

There are 431 military records available for the last name Sharma. For the veterans among your Sharma ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Sharma Life Expectancy

What is the average Sharma lifespan?

Between 1971 and 2004, in the United States, Sharma life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1971, and highest in 1974. The average life expectancy for Sharma in 1971 was 21, and 63 in 2004.

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An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Sharma ancestors lived in harsh conditions. A short lifespan might also indicate health problems that were once prevalent in your family. The SSDI is a searchable database of more than 70 million names. You can find birthdates, death dates, addresses and more.

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