88,419 Sharp members around the world
Stay informed about Sharp Family online & offline events!
See our recent family gatherings
Sharp Family HistoryRecorded as Sharp, Sharpe, and the diminutives Sharpin, Sharplin and Sharpling, this is an English surname. It is a good example of a surname originating from a medieval nickname, with the derivation from the Olde English pre 7th Century wrd "scearp", meaning sharp and used to describe a "sharp or smart" person. As a surname it is found recorded all over the British Isles with great frequency, as would be expected of a soubriquet likely to be handed down as being complimentary. The surname is first recorded in the early 11th Century (see below), with other early recordings including Ailmer Scharp in the Pipe Rolls of Hertfordshire for 1184; Aylmer Sarp in tax registers known as the Feet of Fines for Essex in 1228; and Alan Sharp in the Subsidy Rolls of Sussex in the year 1296...
Who have we missed?
Tell us about any famous Sharp (or surname variant) you think we should add here. We will get our genealogists to check them out and add them to the list. Thanks!
Join the conversation with the Sharp tribe
- Find your Sharp ancestor
- Tell us about your Sharp Family
- Tell us about your Sharp ancestors
- Ask a question about the Sharp history
- Leave a message for Sharp family members
Areas of Origin for Sharp
Invite more Sharp family members!
Write an email address and click 'Invite' to share this page with more members of the Sharp tribe.
Family Coat of Arms Generator
Why not see what your family crest could look like based on your own family characteristics?Create Crest