Sharpe Family History

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Sharpe Name Meaning

Mainly Irish: variant of Sharp.

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


Similar surnames: Sharp, Shayne, Harte, Sharps, Hare, Scharpf, Harpel, Shane, Sarge

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Sharpe Family Origin

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Sharpe Family Occupations

What did your Sharpe ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, the most common Sharpe occupation in the USA was Farmer. 37% of Sharpe's were Farmers. A less common occupation for the Sharpe family was Farm Laborer. Farmer, Laborer and Keeping House were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Sharpe.

View Census data for Sharpe | Data not to scale

  • Farmer

    37%
  • Laborer

    7%
  • Keeping House

    7%
  • Farm Laborer

    3%

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

Sharpe Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Sharpe. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Sharpe census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

Search 1940's US census records for Sharpe

Passenger List

There are 642 immigration records available for the last name Sharpe. 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 1,000 military records available for the last name Sharpe. For the veterans among your Sharpe ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Sharpe Life Expectancy

What is the average Sharpe lifespan?

Between 1940 and 2004, in the United States, Sharpe life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1952, and highest in 2003. The average life expectancy for Sharpe in 1940 was 46, and 73 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Sharpe

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Sharpe 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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