William Sharples

25 March 1821–
Saint Peter,Bolton,Lancashire,England

The Life of William

When William Sharples was christened on 25 March 1821, his father, Thomas Sharples, was 32 and his mother, Mary Sharples, was 26.

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William Sharples
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    Mary Sharples




Name Meaning

English (common in Lancashire): habitational name from Sharples Hall near Bolton, probably so called from Old English scearp ‘sharp’, i.e. ‘steep’ + lǣs ‘pasture’.

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

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  • William Sharples, "British Newspaper Archive, Family Notices"
  • William Sharples, "British Newspaper Archive, Family Notices"
  • William Sharples, "England Births and Christenings, 1538-1975"

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