Earl Name Meaning

English: originally, like most of the English names derived from the ranks of nobility, either a nickname or an occupational name for a servant employed in a noble household. The vocabulary word is a native one, from Old English eorl ‘nobleman’, and in the Middle Ages was often used as an equivalent of Norman Count.

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


Similar surnames: Early, Carl, Pearl, Hall, Garl, Hearn, Earp, Card, Karl, Garb

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Earl Family Origin

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Earl Family Occupations

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  • Agricultural Labourer

    5%
  • Labourer

    4%
  • Farmer

    4%
  • Carpenter

    2%

In 1881, a less common occupation for the Earl family was Carpenter. Agricultural Labourer, Labourer and Farmer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Earl. The most common Earl occupation in the UK was Agricultural Labourer. 5% of Earl's were Agricultural Labourers.

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Earl Historical Records

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Earl Life Expectancy

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Between 1944 and 2004, Earl life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1950, and highest in 2003. The average life expectancy for Earl in 1944 was 35, and 75 in 2004.

Source: Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Earl

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