Sharf Family History

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Sharf Name Meaning

Jewish (Ashkenazic): nickname for an energetic or quick-minded person, Yiddish sharf. Compare German Scharf.

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press

Similar surnames: Scharf, Sharp, Star, Shaff, Sharff, Schaaf, Starr, Spark, Shurr

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Sharf Family Origin

Where is the Sharf family from?

Sharf Family Occupations

What did your Sharf ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, a less common occupation for the Sharf family was Farm Labor. The most common Sharf occupation in the USA was Farmer. 54% of Sharf's were Farmers. Farmer, Farming and Laborer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Sharf.

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  • Farmer

  • Farming

  • Laborer

  • Farm Labor


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Census records can tell you a lot of little known facts about your Sharf ancestors, such as occupation. Occupation can tell you about your ancestor's social and economic status.

Sharf Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 7,000 census records available for the last name Sharf. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Sharf census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger List

There are 1,000 immigration records available for the last name Sharf. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in Canada, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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Draft Card

There are 426 military records available for the last name Sharf. For the veterans among your Sharf ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Sharf Life Expectancy

What is the average Sharf lifespan?

Between 1962 and 2004, in the United States, Sharf life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1974, and highest in 1991. The average life expectancy for Sharf in 1962 was 76, and 80 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Sharf

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Sharf ancestors lived in harsh conditions. A short lifespan might also indicate health problems that were once prevalent in your family. The SSDI is a searchable database of more than 70 million names. You can find birthdates, death dates, addresses and more.

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