Earp Name Meaning

English (Midlands): nickname for a dark-complexioned man, from Old English earp ‘swarthy’. Americanized spelling of German Erp.

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


Similar surnames: Carp, Earl, Harp, Cap, Darr, Arp, Pearl, Karp, Mapp, Kapp

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Earp Family Origin

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Earp Family Occupations

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  • Farmer

    47%
  • Keeping House

    7%
  • Farming

    5%
  • Laborer

    5%

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In 1880, Farmer, Keeping House and Farming were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Earp. The most common Earp occupation in the USA was Farmer. 47% of Earp's were Farmers. A less common occupation for the Earp family was Laborer.

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Earp Historical Records

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Earp Life Expectancy

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Between 1950 and 2004, Earp life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1950, and highest in 2002. The average life expectancy for Earp in 1950 was 43, and 70 in 2004.

Source: Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Earp

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