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
Scholar 2,593
Agricultural Labourer 717
House Servant 187
Labourer 172
Dress Maker 164
House Keeper 119
Coal Miner 109
Servant 108
Carter 87
General Servant 86
Laundress 84
Shoe Maker 76
Carpenter 66
House Maid 65
Worsted Weaver 64
Farm Labourer 62
Stone Mason 62
Tailor 60
Lace Maker 58
Straw Plaiter 58
Gardener 53
Blacksmith 50
Cotton Weaver 49
Cook 44
Domestic Servant 41

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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