Sharf Name Meaning

Jewish (Ashkenazic): nickname for an energetic or quick-minded person, Yiddish sharf. Compare German Scharf.

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


Similar surnames: Scharf, Sharp, Star, Shaff, Sharff, Schaaf, Starr, Spark, Shurr

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Sharf Family Origin

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Sharf Family Occupations

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  • Farmer

    54%
  • Farming

    8%
  • Laborer

    8%
  • Farm Labor

    4%

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In 1880, Farmer, Farming and Laborer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Sharf. The most common Sharf occupation in the USA was Farmer. 54% of Sharf's were Farmers. A less common occupation for the Sharf family was Farm Labor.

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Sharf Historical Records

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Sharf Life Expectancy

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United States

Between 1962 and 2004, Sharf life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1974, and highest in 1991. The average life expectancy for Sharf in 1962 was 76, and 80 in 2004.

Source: Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Sharf

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