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Sharples Name Meaning

English (common in Lancashire): habitational name from Sharples Hall near Bolton, probably so called from Old English scearp ‘sharp’, i.e. ‘steep’ + l?s ‘pasture’.

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


Similar surnames: Sharpley, Charles, Charnley, Shackley, Shipley, Harley, Staple

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Sharples Family Origin

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Sharples Family Occupations

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  • Coal Miner

    7%
  • Cotton Weaver

    7%
  • Farmer

    4%
  • Labourer

    3%

In 1881, Coal Miner, Cotton Weaver and Farmer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Sharples. The most common Sharples occupation in the UK was Coal Miner. 7% of Sharples's were Coal Miners. A less common occupation for the Sharples family was Labourer.

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Sharples Life Expectancy

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