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in the U.S.
since 1880
Last Name
in the U.S.
in 2010
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Meaning and Origin

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sharpe was also found in the following language(s): Aromanian

Notable Persons Named Sharpe

Sharpe James is an office holder. Sharpe was born on February 20th, 1936 in Jacksonville, Florida.



Notable Persons With the Last Name Sharpe

Shannon Sharpe is a football player for the Denver Broncos and Baltimore Ravens. Shannon was born on June 26th, 1968 in Chicago.


Richard Sharpe is a fictional character.


Miriam Sharpe is a comics character.


Sterling Sharpe is a football player for the Green Bay Packers. Sterling was born on April 6th, 1965 in Chicago.


Lee Sharpe is a soccer player for the Torquay United F.C., Manchester United F.C., Leeds United F.C., U.C. Sampdoria, Bradford City A.F.C., Portsmouth F.C., Exeter City F.C., Knattspyrnudeild UMFG, Garforth Town A.F.C., England national under-21 football team, and England national football team. Lee was born on May 27th, 1971 in Halesowen, England.


William F. Sharpe is a scientist in the field of economics. William was born on June 16th, 1934 in Boston.


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Popularity of Sharpe as a last name

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Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Sharpe U.S.
  White 70.96% 64.26%
  African American 23.71% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 0.52% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 0.36% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 2.13% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 2.32% 16.26%

Of Last Name Sharpe

People with the last name Sharpe are most frequently White or African American

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Fun Facts about the name Sharpe

  • How Popular is the name Sharpe? As a last name Sharpe was the 1,226th most popular name in 2010.
  • When was the first name Sharpe first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the name Sharpe is Thursday, August 30th, 1883.
  • How unique is the name Sharpe? From 1880 to 2017 less than 5 people per year have been born with the first name Sharpe. Hoorah! You are a unique individual.
  • Weird things about the name Sharpe: Your name in reverse order is Eprahs. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Rehasp. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Sharpe? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 28,879 people with the last name Sharpe.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Sharpe? If you manage to meet 100,000 people in your life, chances are that 10 of them will have Sharpe as their last name.

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