Sharaf Family History

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Sharaf Name Meaning

Muslim: from a personal name based on Arabic sharaf ‘honor’, ‘nobility’, ‘dignity’. It is used in combination with other words in names such as Sharaf-ud-Din ‘honor of religion’ and Sharaf-ud-Dawlah ‘honor of the state’, the latter being the name of a Buwayhid sultan (ruled 983–989). Indian: variant of Shroff.

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press

Similar surnames: Sharif, Khalaf, Saraf, Shaban, Shahan, Ashraf, Sarah, Saran, Sharifi

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Sharaf Family Origin

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Sharaf Family Occupations

What did your Sharaf ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Proprietor and Bookkeeper were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Sharaf. 43% of Sharaf men worked as a Proprietor and 50% of Sharaf women worked as a Bookkeeper. Some less common occupations for Americans named Sharaf were Manager and Salesgirl

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Top Male Occupations in 1940

  • Proprietor
  • Manufacturer
  • Manager

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Bookkeeper
  • Salesgirl

*We display top occupations by gender to maintain their historical accuracy during times when men and women often performed different jobs.

Sharaf Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 293 census records available for the last name Sharaf. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Sharaf census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger List

There are 247 immigration records available for the last name Sharaf. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in the UK, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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Draft Card

There are 351 military records available for the last name Sharaf. For the veterans among your Sharaf ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Sharaf Life Expectancy

What is the average Sharaf lifespan?

Between 1966 and 2003, in the United States, Sharaf life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1990, and highest in 2003. The average life expectancy for Sharaf in 1966 was 93, and 97 in 2003.

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