Sharp Name Origin, Meaning and Family History

Sharp Name Meaning: Someone or something that is 'active','keen' or 'quick'.

This surname has links to German word 'scharf' which means sharp. Possibly a nickname for someone of good intellect or quick reaction (physically or mentally).

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Surname Distribution

Census frequency by county

Name Concentrations Within England and Wales

Sharp Surname Statistics

Top Professions for the Sharp family

Profession Census Frequency
Agricultural Labourer 842
Female Servant 517
Independent 366
Labourer 220
Male Servant 194
Farmer 174
Weaver 88
Shoe Maker 81
Tailor 59
Carpenter 52
Coal Miner 48
Wool Comber 48
Dress Maker 46
Worsted Weaver 46
Stone Mason 43
Ag Lab 42
Joiner 41
Cotton Weaver 40
Ag Labourer 39
Stuff Weaver 38
Mason 35
Butcher 34
Gardener 34
Apprentice 32
Clerk 31

Sharp Surname Variants Ranking

Rank Surname Match Census Frequency
1 Sharp 100% 155,924
2 Sharpe 83% 59,209
3 Shorpe 67% 2,088
4 Shorp 80% 1,703
5 Shrop 60% 131

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The surname Sharp is the most popular version of all its varients

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