Sharpe Name Origin, Meaning and Family History

Sharpe Name Meaning: A variant of 'Sharp',referring to 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

Sharpe Surname Statistics

Top Professions for the Sharpe family

Profession Census Frequency
Agricultural Labourer 189
Female Servant 163
Independent 103
Male Servant 72
Farmer 54
Labourer 45
Shoe Maker 31
Tailor 24
Carpenter 21
Grocer 15
Servant 13
Publican 13
Pupil 13
Cotton Weaver 11
Frame Work Knitter 11
Brick Layer 10
Ag Labourer 10
Apprentice 9
Dress Maker 9
Clerk 9
Gardener 9
Blacksmith 9
Nurse 8
Draper 8
Stocking Maker 8

Sharpe Surname Variants Ranking

Rank Surname Match Census Frequency
1 Sharp 83% 155,924
2 Sharpe 100% 59,209
3 Shorpe 83% 2,088
4 Shorp 67% 1,703
5 Shrop 50% 131

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The surname Sharpe is the 2nd most popular variant of Sharp.

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