When George Washington Sharp was born in 1832, in Campbell, Tennessee, United States, his father, Nicholas Sharp, was 28 and his mother, Elisabeth Angel, was 20. He married Kizziah Hamon about 1850, in Tennessee, United States. They were the parents of at least 6 sons and 3 daughters. He lived in Scott, Tennessee, United States for about 10 years. He died on 6 September 1864, in Atlanta, Fulton, Georgia, United States, at the age of 32, and was buried in Marietta, Cobb, Georgia, United States.
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.
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