name Sharpliss comes from when the family resided 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 Sharpliss family
The surname Sharpliss 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 Sharpliss family
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Sharpliss Spelling Variations
The English language only became standardized in the last few centuries; therefore, spelling variations
are common among early Anglo-Saxon
names. As the form of the English language changed, even the spelling of literate people's names evolved. Sharpliss has been recorded under many different variations, including Sharples, Sharpless and others.
Early Notables of the Sharpliss family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Sharpliss family to the New World and Oceana
For many English families, the political and religious disarray that shrouded England
made the far away New World an attractive prospect. On cramped disease-ridden ships, thousands migrated to those British colonies that would eventually become Canada and the United States. Those hardy settlers that survived the journey often went on to make important contributions to the emerging nations in which they landed. Analysis of immigration records indicates that some of the first North American immigrants bore the name Sharpliss or a variant listed above: 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..