The surname ‘Sharpe’ is of English origin. It is a variant of the name ‘Sharp’, derived from the nickname for a person from the Middle English word ‘scharp’ meaning ‘keen’, ‘active’, ‘quick’, (from the Old English word ‘scearp’). Public and Civil registry archive’s confirm that the surname ‘Sharpe’ and or it’s variant’s, date as far back as the thirteenth century were a ‘Alexander Scharp’, from the county of Buckinghamshire, England, is recorded on the Hundred Rolls in 1273. The exact period of settlement in North America has not been definitely determined but data extracted from Historical archive’s confirm that one of the first forefathers to bring this name to America was a certain ‘Thomas Sharpe’, from the city of London, England, a planter by trade. He emigrated to North America in seventeen hundred and seventy-five, aged thirty, sailing from the Port of Plymouth aboard the ship named the ‘Albion’ on the twenty-fourth of January, arriving in St Vincent on the thirtieth of the same month, where he settled. Today, ‘Sharpe’ is the ‘Nine hundred and eighty fourth’ most… Coat of arms: Or a…
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