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


Similar surnames: Short, Harp, Shane, Scharp, Sharf, Sari, Sapp, Spark, Scharf, Shamp

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Sharp Family Origin

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Sharp Family Occupations

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  • Farmer

    43%
  • Laborer

    7%
  • Keeping House

    6%
  • Farming

    4%

In 1880, Farmer, Laborer and Keeping House were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Sharp. The most common Sharp occupation in the USA was Farmer. 43% of Sharp's were Farmers. A less common occupation for the Sharp family was Farming.

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Sharp Life Expectancy

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United States

Between 1940 and 2004, Sharp life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1953, and highest in 2004. The average life expectancy for Sharp in 1940 was 46, and 75 in 2004.

Source: Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Sharp

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