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The SCHARP surname in the USA

Frequency Comparisons
Total Rank Frequency % Per million people
United States
United States (Current snapshot) 340 56246 0 1
United States (1880 census) 151 23590 0 3
Change since 1880 +189 -32656 +N/A -2
Other Countries
Australia 7 119268 0 0
United Kingdom 0 0
Top States for SCHARP by Total
State Total Rank in State Frequency % Per million people
Michigan 50 22150 0.001 5
Wisconsin 50 15731 0.001 9
Illinois 36 32181 0.000 3
California 26 67772 0.000 1
Nebraska 18 12904 0.001 11
Top States for SCHARP by Frequency
State Total Rank in State Frequency % Per million people
Delaware 12 9732 0.002 15
Nebraska 18 12904 0.001 11
Wisconsin 50 15731 0.001 9
Utah 18 9850 0.001 8
Wyoming 3 20075 0.001 6


'A figure of zero indicates that we don't have data for this name (usually because it's quite uncommon and our stats don't go down that far). It doesn't mean that there's no-one with that name at all!

For less common surnames, the figures get progressively less reliable the fewer holders of that name there are. This data is aggregated from several public lists, and some stats are interpolated from known values. The margin of error is well over 100% at the rarest end of the table!

For less common surnames, the frequency and "per million" values may be 0 even though there are people with that name. That's because they represent less than one in a million of the population, which ends up as 0 after rounding.

It's possible for a surname to gain in rank and/or total while being less common per million people (or vice versa) as there are now more surnames in the USA as a result of immigration. In mathematical terms, the tail has got longer, with a far larger number of less common surnames.

Figures for top states show firstly the states where most people called SCHARP live. This obviously tends to be biased towards the most populous states. The second set of figures show where people called SCHARP represent the biggest proportion of the population. So, in this case, there are more people called SCHARP in Michigan than any other state, but you are more likely to find a SCHARP by picking someone at random in Delaware than anywhere else.

Classification and Origin of SCHARP

Sorry, we don't have any origin and classification information for the SCHARP surname.

Ethnic distribution of SCHARP in the USA

Classification Total Percent
White (Caucasian) 307 90.29
Mixed Race 16 4.71
Native American/Alaskan 11 3.24
Asian/Pacific 6 1.76
Black/African American None reported 0
White (Hispanic) None reported 0

Ethnic distribution data shows the number and percentage of people with the SCHARP surname who reported their ethnic background as being in these broad categories in the most recent national census.

SCHARP is a genuine surname, but it's an uncommon one. Did you possibly mean one of these instead?

Meaning of SCHARP in historical publications

SCHARP. The same as Sharpe.

Lower, Mark A (1860) Patronymica Britannica: a dictionary of the family names of the United Kingdom. London: J.R. Smith. Public Domain.

Similar names to SCHARP

The following names have similar spellings or pronunciations as SCHARP.

This does not necessarily imply a direct relationship between the names, but may indicate names that could be mistaken for this one when written down or misheard.

Matches are generated automatically by a combination of Soundex, Metaphone and Levenshtein matching.

Potential typos for SCHARP

The following words are slight variants of SCHARP that are likely to be possible typos or misspellings in written material.