Sharples Name Origin, Meaning and Family History

Sharples Name Meaning: A surname of Anglo-Saxon origin, taken from the words 'scearp' meaning steep and 'laes' meaning meadow. May have also derived from the word 'sceap' meaning 'sheep'.

A locational name taken from the place name near Lancashire, the Amhlo-Saxon name meaning 'steep meadow'.

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Surname Distribution

Census frequency by county

Name Concentrations Within England and Wales

Sharples Surname Statistics

Top Professions for the Sharples family

Profession Census Frequency
Cotton Weaver 192
Weaver 81
Farmer 53
Labourer 41
Female Servant 37
Independent 32
Agricultural Labourer 32
Cotton Spinner 28
Coal Miner 26
Collier 24
Cotton Piecer 21
Calico Weaver 15
Male Servant 14
Cotton Winder 13
Reed Maker 13
Ag Lab 11
Crofter 11
Bleacher 9
Calico Printer 9
Cotton Mill 9
Joiner 9
Shoe Maker 9
Throstle Weaver 9
Tailor 8
Winder 8

Sharples Surname Variants Ranking

Rank Surname Match Census Frequency
1 Sharples 100% 36,546
2 Sharpless 89% 1,123

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