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The first people to use the name Sharpe were a family of Strathclyde- Britons who lived in the Scottish/English Borderlands. The name comes from when someone lived in Peeblesshire. The name Sharpe is derived from the Old English scearp meaning "sharp" or "keen."

Sharpe Early Origins



The surname Sharpe was first found in Peeblesshire, where they were one of the leading families on the Scottish/English border.

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Sharpe Spelling Variations


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Sharpe Spelling Variations



Surnames that evolved in Scotland in the Middle Ages often appear under many spelling variations. These are due to the practice of spelling according to sound in the era before dictionaries had standardized the English language. Sharpe has appeared as Sharp, Sharpe, Scharpe, Scharp, Schearpe and many more.

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Sharpe Early History


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Sharpe Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Sharpe research. Another 307 words (22 lines of text) covering the years 1376, 1439, 1666, 1474, 1639, 1707, 1613, 1679, 1661, 1679, 1644, 1714, 1691, 1714, 1689, 1691, 1651, 1742, 1650, 1702, 1643, 1707, 1681 and 1735 are included under the topic Early Sharpe History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Sharpe Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Sharpe Early Notables (pre 1700)



Notable amongst the family at this time was James Sharp (1613-1679) Scottish Presbyterian minister, leader of the "Resolutioners," and later, Archbishop of St Andrews (1661-1679); John Sharp ( c. 1644-1714), English divine, Archbishop of York...

Another 33 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Sharpe Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Sharpe In Ireland


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Sharpe In Ireland



Some of the Sharpe family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. Another 217 words (16 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration


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The Great Migration



The North American colonies beckoned, with their ample land and opportunity as their freedom from the persecution suffered by so many Clan families back home. Many Scots even fought against England in the American War of Independence to gain this freedom. Recently, clan societies have allowed the ancestors of these brave Scottish settlers to rediscover their familial roots. Among them:

Sharpe Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • Samuel Sharpe, who arrived in Bermuda in 1609-1610
  • Samuell Sharpe, who landed in Virginia in 1609
  • Samuel Sharpe who settled in Virginia in 1610
  • Elizabeth Sharpe, who arrived in Virginia in 1621
  • Mrs. Samuel Sharpe, who arrived in Virginia in 1621
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Sharpe Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Jacob Sharpe, who arrived in New York in 1715
  • Henry Sharpe, who arrived in North Carolina in 1764
  • George Sharpe, who landed in New York in 1770

Sharpe Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Daniel Sharpe, who arrived in America in 1805
  • Ann Sharpe, who landed in Massachusetts in 1812-1813
  • Jane Sharpe, who arrived in New York, NY in 1817
  • Thomas Sharpe, who landed in Allegany (Allegheny) County, Pennsylvania in 1836
  • Alexander Sharpe, who landed in Allegany (Allegheny) County, Pennsylvania in 1853
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Sharpe Settlers in Canada in the 18th Century

  • Mr. John Sharpe U.E. who settled in Eastern District [Cornwall], Ontario c. 1784 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Rubincam, Milton. The Old United Empire Loyalists List. Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc, 1976. (Originally published as; United Empire Loyalists. The Centennial of the Settlement of Upper Canada. Rose Publishing Company, 1885.) ISBN 0-8063-0331-X
  • Private. William Sharpe U.E. (b. 1764) from Pomfret, Windham County, Connecticut, USA who settled in Saint John, New Brunswick c. 1784 he served in the Queen's Rangers, married to Sarah Farrington having 3 children, he died in 1828 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Rubincam, Milton. The Old United Empire Loyalists List. Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc, 1976. (Originally published as; United Empire Loyalists. The Centennial of the Settlement of Upper Canada. Rose Publishing Company, 1885.) ISBN 0-8063-0331-X
  • Mr. Cornelius Sharpe U.E. who settled in Adolphus Town [Adolphustown], Ontario c. 1786 he served in the Loyal Rangers [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Rubincam, Milton. The Old United Empire Loyalists List. Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc, 1976. (Originally published as; United Empire Loyalists. The Centennial of the Settlement of Upper Canada. Rose Publishing Company, 1885.) ISBN 0-8063-0331-X
  • Mr. Gusbord Sharpe U.E. who settled in Ernest Town [Ernestown], Lennox & Addington, Ontario c. 1786 he served in the Loyal Rangers [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Rubincam, Milton. The Old United Empire Loyalists List. Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc, 1976. (Originally published as; United Empire Loyalists. The Centennial of the Settlement of Upper Canada. Rose Publishing Company, 1885.) ISBN 0-8063-0331-X

Sharpe Settlers in Canada in the 20th Century

  • S L Sharpe, who landed in Saint John, New Brunswick in 1907

Sharpe Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • Edward Sharpe, English convict from Suffolk, who was transported aboard the "Asia" on October 22nd, 1824, settling in New South Wales, Australia [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    State Library of Queensland. (Retrieved 2016, October 27) Asia 1 voyage to Van Diemen's Land, Australia in 1824 with 9 passengers. Retrieved from http://www.convictrecords.com.au/ships/asia/1824
  • John Sharpe, a tin-plate-worker, arrived in New South Wales, Australia sometime between 1825 and 1832
  • John Sharpe arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Hooghly" in 1839 [3]CITATION[CLOSE]
    State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) HOOGHLY 1839. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1839Hooghly.htm
  • Charles Sharpe arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Sir Edward Parry" in 1849
  • James Sharpe, aged 50, a labourer, arrived in South Australia in 1849 aboard the ship "Duke of Wellington"
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Sharpe Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century

  • Margaret Sharpe, aged 26, a housemaid, arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Martha Ridgeway" in 1840
  • Mary Sharpe, aged 21, a servant, arrived in Port Nicholson aboard the ship "Slains Castle" in 1841
  • Harriet Sharpe, aged 16, a servant, arrived in Port Nicholson aboard the ship "Slains Castle" in 1841
  • Archibald Sharpe landed in Auckland, New Zealand in 1843
  • Mrs Sharpe landed in Auckland, New Zealand in 1844
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Contemporary Notables of the name Sharpe (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Sharpe (post 1700)



  • Matthew Sharpe (b. 1962), U.S. novelist
  • Bud Sharpe (1881-1916), American baseball player
  • William Forsyth Sharpe (b. 1934), American economist, winner of the 1990 Nobel Prize in Economics
  • Michael "Mike" Sharpe (1951-2016), Canadian professional wrestler known by his ringname "Iron" Mike Sharpe
  • Philip John Sharpe (1936-2014), English cricketer
  • Thomas Ridley "Tom" Sharpe (1928-2013), English author, best known for his Wilt series of novels
  • Richard Bowdler Sharpe (1847-1909), English zoologist
  • John Sharpe (1866-1936), English cricketer
  • Edmund Sharpe (1809-1877), English architect and engineer
  • Daniel Sharpe (1806-1856), English geologist
  • ... (Another 2 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Sharpe Historic Events


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Sharpe Historic Events




Flight 191

  • V Sharpe, American passenger from USA, who flew aboard American Airlines Flight 191 and died in the crash on May 25, 1979

HMS Hood

  • Mr. Albert J Sharpe (b. 1913), English Stoker 2nd Class serving for the Royal Navy from Hinckley, Leicestershire, England, who sailed into battle on the HMS Hood and died on 24th May 1941 in the sinking

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Suggested Readings for the name Sharpe


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Suggested Readings for the name Sharpe



  • The Family of John Sharpe, Revolutionary Soldier by Mildred J. Miller.
  • Descendants of Andrew Caldwell and Ruth Reese Sharpe by Archibald Henderson Caldwell.

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Motto


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Motto



The motto was originally a war cry or slogan. Mottoes first began to be shown with arms in the 14th and 15th centuries, but were not in general use until the 17th century. Thus the oldest coats of arms generally do not include a motto. Mottoes seldom form part of the grant of arms: Under most heraldic authorities, a motto is an optional component of the coat of arms, and can be added to or changed at will; many families have chosen not to display a motto.

Motto: Dum spiro spero
Motto Translation: While I have breath I hope.


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Citations


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Citations



  1. ^ Rubincam, Milton. The Old United Empire Loyalists List. Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc, 1976. (Originally published as; United Empire Loyalists. The Centennial of the Settlement of Upper Canada. Rose Publishing Company, 1885.) ISBN 0-8063-0331-X
  2. ^ State Library of Queensland. (Retrieved 2016, October 27) Asia 1 voyage to Van Diemen's Land, Australia in 1824 with 9 passengers. Retrieved from http://www.convictrecords.com.au/ships/asia/1824
  3. ^ State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) HOOGHLY 1839. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1839Hooghly.htm

Other References

  1. Adam, Frank. Clans Septs and Regiments of the Scottish Highlands 8th Edition. London: Bacon (G.W.) & Co, 1970. Print. (ISBN 10-0717945006).
  2. Bolton, Charles Knowles. Bolton's American Armory. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1964. Print.
  3. Hinde, Thomas Ed. The Domesday Book England's Heritage Then and Now. Surrey: Colour Library Books, 1995. Print. (ISBN 1-85833-440-3).
  4. Catholic Directory For Scotland. Glasgow: Burns Publications. Print.
  5. Moncrieffe, Sir Ian of That Ilk and Don Pottinger. Clan Map Scotland of Old. Edinburgh: Bartholomew and Son, 1983. Print.
  6. Papworth, J.W and A.W Morant. Ordinary of British Armorials. London: T.Richards, 1874. Print.
  7. Moody David. Scottish Family History. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1994. Print. (ISBN 0806312688).
  8. Scarlett, James D. Tartan The Highland Textile. London: Shepheard-Walwyn, 1990. Print. (ISBN 0-85683-120-4).
  9. Shaw, William A. Knights of England A Complete Record from the Earliest Time to the Present Day of the Knights of all the Orders of Chivalry in England, Scotland, Ireland and Knights Bachelors 2 Volumes. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print. (ISBN 080630443X).
  10. Leyburn, James Graham. The Scotch-Irish A Social History. Chapel Hill: UNC Press, 1962. Print. (ISBN 0807842591).
  11. ...

The Sharpe Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Sharpe Family Crest was drawn according to heraldic standards based on published blazons. We generally include the oldest published family crest once associated with each surname.

This page was last modified on 13 October 2016 at 09:11.

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