Sharkey Family History

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Sharkey Name Meaning

Irish (Ulster and Connacht): reduced Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó Searcaigh ‘descendant of Searcach’, a byname meaning ‘beloved’.

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


Similar surnames: Markey, Harvey, Sankey, Shanley, Harley, Shirey, Sharry, Harkey

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Sharkey Family Origin

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Sharkey Family Occupations

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  • Labourer

    9%
  • Coal Miner

    4%
  • Tailor

    4%
  • Agricultural Labourer

    2%

In 1881, the most common Sharkey occupation in the UK was Labourer. 9% of Sharkey's were Labourers. Labourer, Coal Miner and Tailor were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Sharkey. A less common occupation for the Sharkey family was Agricultural Labourer.

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Sharkey Historical Records

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Sharkey Life Expectancy

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