When Elizabeth Maran Sharp was born on 6 September 1780, in Liberton, Midlothian, Scotland, United Kingdom, her father, James Sharp, was 39 and her mother, Janet Smith, was 37. She married Joseph William Butrick Sr about 1795, in North Milford, Milford, Worcester, Massachusetts, United States. They were the parents of at least 6 sons and 5 daughters.
English and Scottish: nickname from Middle English sharp(e) ‘sharp, quick, smart, acute, keen-witted’ (Old English scearp).
Irish: when not the English or Scots name in 1 above, an Anglicized (part translated) form of Gaelic Ó Géaráin ‘descendant of Géarán’, a personal name based on a diminutive of géar ‘sharp’.
Americanized form (translation into English) of German Scharf ‘sharp-cutting’ or of any of several other European names with similar meaning.