Archibald Sharp

8 August 1867–
Bathgate, West Lothian, Scotland, United Kingdom

The Life of Archibald

When Archibald Sharp was born on 8 August 1867, in Bathgate, West Lothian, Scotland, United Kingdom, his father, Archibald Sharp, was 44 and his mother, Rebecca Russell, was 44. He lived in Tillicoultry, Clackmannanshire, Scotland, United Kingdom for about 10 years.

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Family Time Line

Archibald Sharp
1823–1898
Rebecca Russell
1823–1871
Mary Sharp
1849–
Jane Russell Sharp
1851–
Alexander Sharp
1853–
Archibald Gray Sharp
1856–
Peter Sharp
1859–
Henry R Sharp
1861–
Rebecca Russell Sharp
1864–1944
Archibald Sharp
1867–

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World Events (8)

1868 · The Representation of the people (Scotland) Act 1868

Age 1

The Representation of the People (Scotland) Act 1868 was passed by Parliament and allowed for the creation of seven additional Scottish seats in the House of Commons. Along with the seats, Two University constituencies were created. These each returned one member to Parliament.
1884

Age 17

Art Nouveau Period (Art and Antiques).
1902 · The Scottish National Antarctic Expedition

Age 35

The Scottish National Antarctic Expedition was organized and led by William Speirs Bruce. Him along with Robert Falcon Scott’s Discovery Expedition completed an exploration of Antarctica. They established the first manned meteorological station, the Orcadas, in 1903 and discovered new land east of the Weddell Sea. The expedition was described as the most cost-effective and carefully planned scientific expedition of the Heroic Age. The Orcadas weather station has been in continuous operation ever since.

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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Sources (3)

  • Archibald Sharp Jr in household of Archibald Sharp, "Scotland Census, 1871"
  • Archibald Sharp in household of Archibald Sharp, "Scotland Census, 1881"
  • Archibald Sharp, "Scotland, Births and Baptisms, 1564-1950"

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