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

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Earl Family Origin

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Earl Family Occupations

What did your Earl ancestors do for a living?

In 1921, Farmer and Housekeeper were the top reported jobs for men and women in the CA named Earl. 37% of Earl men worked as a Farmer and 10% of Earl women worked as a Housekeeper. Some less common occupations for Americans named Earl were Farmers Son and Student

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Top Male Occupations in 1921

  • Farmer
  • Labourer
  • Laborer
  • Farmers Son

Top Female Occupations in 1921

  • Housekeeper
  • Operator
  • Stenographer
  • Student

*We display top occupations by gender to maintain their historical accuracy during times when men and women often performed different jobs.

Earl Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 187,000 census records available for the last name Earl. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Earl 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 13,000 immigration records available for the last name Earl. 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 28,000 military records available for the last name Earl. For the veterans among your Earl ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Earl Life Expectancy

What is the average Earl lifespan?

Between 1944 and 2004, in the United States, 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.

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An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Earl 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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