The origins of the Sharble name lie with England's ancient Anglo-Saxon
culture. It comes from when the family lived in Sharples Hall near Bolton in the county of Lancashire
. This habitation surname was originally derived from the Old English word scearp
Therefore the original bearers of the surname lived in an area that was defined by it's steep pasture.
Early Origins of the Sharble family
The surname Sharble was first found in Lancashire
at Sharples or Sharples Hall, now a suburb of Bolton, a township of the civil and ecclesiastical parish of Bolton le Moors
in the Salford hundred
Lewis, Samuel, A Topographical Dictionary of England. Institute of Historical Research, 1848, Print.
The first record of the placename was in 1212 when it was listed as Charples. A few years later, it was listed as Sharples and Scharples in 1292.
Early History of the Sharble family
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Sharble Spelling Variations
Before the last few hundred
years, the English language had no fast system of spelling rules. For that reason, spelling variations
are commonly found in early Anglo-Saxon
surnames. Over the years, many variations of the name Sharble were recorded, including Sharples, Sharpless and others.
Early Notables of the Sharble family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Sharble family to the New World and Oceana
To escape oppression and starvation at that time, many English families left for the "open frontiers" of the New World with all its perceived opportunities. In droves people migrated to the many British colonies, those in North America in particular, paying high rates for passages in cramped, unsafe ships. Although many of the settlers did not make the long passage alive, those who did see the shores of North America perceived great opportunities before them. Many of the families that came from England
went on to make essential contributions to the emerging nations of Canada and the United States. Research into various historical records revealed some of first members of the Sharble family emigrate to North America: Edward Sharples arrived in Virginia in 1623; John Sharples and his wife Jane and seven children arrived in Delaware in 1682; M. and T. Sharpless arrived in Baltimore in 1820..