Earl Family History
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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