David Sharp

16 January 1766–
Fife, Scotland

The Life of David

When David Sharp was born on 16 January 1766, in Fife, Scotland, his father, Andrew Sharp, was 36 and his mother, Margaret Ramsey, was 27. He had at least 1 son and 3 daughters with Margaret McDonald.

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David Sharp
Margaret McDonald
Christian Sharp
Helen Sharp
Jean Sharp
David Sharp

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Name Meaning

1 English: nickname from Middle English scharp ‘keen’, ‘active’, ‘quick’.2 Irish (County Donegal): Anglicized (part translated) form of Gaelic Ó Géaráin‘descendant of Géarán’, a byname from a diminutive of géar ‘sharp’.3 Americanized form of any of several European names with similar meaning, for example German Scharf .

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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  • David Sharp in entry for Jean Sharp, "Scotland, Births and Baptisms, 1564-1950"
  • David Sharp in entry for David Sharp, "Scotland, Births and Baptisms, 1564-1950"
  • David Sharp in entry for Christian Sharp, "Scotland, Births and Baptisms, 1564-1950"

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