Earp Family History

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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

What did your Earp ancestors do for a living?

In 1921, Labourer and Housewife were the top reported jobs for men and women in the CA named Earp. 19% of Earp men worked as a Labourer and 50% of Earp women worked as a Housewife. Some less common occupations for Americans named Earp were Clergyman and Saleslady

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Top Male Occupations in 1921

  • Labourer
    19%
  • Accountant
    10%
  • Carpter
    10%
  • Clergyman
    10%

Top Female Occupations in 1921

  • Housewife
    50%
  • Saleslady
    50%

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

Earp Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 31,000 census records available for the last name Earp. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Earp 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 2,000 immigration records available for the last name Earp. 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 4,000 military records available for the last name Earp. For the veterans among your Earp ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Earp Life Expectancy

What is the average Earp lifespan?

Between 1950 and 2004, in the United States, 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.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Earp

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Earp 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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