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Sharpley Family History

Sharpley Name Meaning

English:: habitational name from Sharplow in Tissington (Derbyshire) from Old English scearp ‘sharp pointed’ + hlāw ‘hill mound’. variant of Sharples with loss of -s.

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


Similar surnames: Sharples, Shipley, Shirley, Hartley, Shapley, Marley, Harley, Shatley

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Where is the Sharpley family from?

You can see how Sharpley families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Sharpley family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Sharpley families were found in United Kingdom in 1891. In 1840 there were 5 Sharpley families living in Delaware. This was about 36% of all the recorded Sharpley's in USA. Delaware and 1 other state had the highest population of Sharpley families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Sharpley surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Sharpley ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Maid were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Sharpley. 31% of Sharpley men worked as a Laborer and 28% of Sharpley women worked as a Maid. Some less common occupations for Americans named Sharpley were Salesman and Teacher. .

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*We display top occupations by gender to maintain their historical accuracy during times when men and women often performed different jobs.

Top Male Occupations In 1940

  • Laborer
    31%
  • Farmer
    14%
  • Waterman
    14%
  • Salesman
    7%

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Maid
    28%
  • Laborer
    14%
  • Seamstress
    14%
  • Teacher
    14%
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Census Records

There are 12,000 census records available for the last name Sharpley. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Sharpley census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger Lists

There are 1,000 immigration records available for the last name Sharpley. 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 Cards

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

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What is the average Sharpley lifespan?

Between 1952 and 2004, in the United States, Sharpley life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1953, and highest in 1994. The average life expectancy for Sharpley in 1952 was 52, and 83 in 2004.

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