Early Name Meaning

Irish: translation of Gaelic Ó Mocháin (see Mohan; Gaelic moch means ‘early’ or ‘timely’), or of some other similar surname, for example Ó Mochóir, a shortened form of Ó Mochéirghe, Ó Maoil-Mhochéirghe, from a personal name meaning ‘early rising’. English: habitational name from any of various places, such as Earley in Berkshire and Arley in Cheshire, Lancashire, Warwickshire, and Worcestershire, which derive their names from Old English earn ‘eagle’ + leah ‘woodland clearing’. English: nickname from Old English eorllic ‘manly’, ‘noble’, a derivative of eorl (see Earl). Americanized spelling of German Ehrle.

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


Similar surnames: Barley, Earl, Marley, Earley, Harty, Carby, Earp, Earle, Earll

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  • Farmer

    41%
  • Laborer

    8%
  • Servant

    8%
  • Stevedore

    4%

In 1881, Farmer, Laborer and Servant were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Early. The most common Early occupation in Canada was Farmer. 41% of Early's were Farmers. A less common occupation for the Early family was Stevedore.

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Between 1940 and 2004, Early life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1940, and highest in 2001. The average life expectancy for Early in 1940 was 33, and 73 in 2004.

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