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Sharrett Family History

Sharrett Name Meaning

Probably an Americanized spelling of French Charette, or a variant spelling of English Sherratt.

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


Similar surnames: Sharratt, Surrett, Charrette, Sherratt, Garret, Shackett, Sarrett

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Where is the Sharrett family from?

You can see how Sharrett families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Sharrett family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1871 and 1920. The most Sharrett families were found in the UK in 1891. In 1880 there were 17 Sharrett families living in Ohio. This was about 19% of all the recorded Sharrett's in the USA. Ohio had the highest population of Sharrett families in 1880.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Sharrett surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Sharrett ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Housewife were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Sharrett. 20% of Sharrett men worked as a Farmer and 50% of Sharrett women worked as a Housewife. Some less common occupations for Americans named Sharrett were Carpenter and Saleslady.

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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

  • Farmer
    20%
  • Laborer
    15%
  • Salesman
    11%
  • Carpenter
    9%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Housewife
    50%
  • Saleslady
    50%
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Census Records

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Sharrett. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Sharrett 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 207 immigration records available for the last name Sharrett. 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 704 military records available for the last name Sharrett. For the veterans among your Sharrett ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Sharrett lifespan?

Between 1956 and 2004, in the United States, Sharrett life expectancy was at its lowest point in 2004, and highest in 1993. The average life expectancy for Sharrett in 1956 was 27, and 20 in 2004.

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