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
School 2,461
Farm Labourer 236
Private Means 199
General Labourer 191
Labourer 146
General Servant (domestic) 137
Dressmaker 116
Farmer 114
None 108
Coal Miner Hewer 100
Cotton Weaver 95
Clerk 82
Domestic Servant 75
Shop Assistant 73
Weaver 68
Laundress 66
Scholar 65
At Home 63
Housekeeper 61
Errand Boy 58
House Painter 58
Assisting In The Business 56
House Keeper 56
Cook (domestic) 54
Bricklayer 54

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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