When Eleanor Ann Sharp was born on 14 February 1828, in Baltimore, Baltimore, Maryland, United States, her father, Joseph "Hof" Sharp, was 25 and her mother, Ann "Nancy" Armstrong, was 31. She married Elijah Jones on 21 August 1851, in Miami, Ohio, United States. They were the parents of at least 6 sons and 1 daughter. She lived in Springdale, Lincoln, Dakota Territory, United States in 1880 and Canton, Lincoln, South Dakota, United States in 1900. She died on 6 December 1915, in Spooner, Washburn, Wisconsin, United States, at the age of 87.
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.