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Origins of the Earl surname

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About the Earls

We have a total number of 47509 records for people with the last name Earl.

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Where do most Earls live?

In 1921, most Earls lived in London.


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Interesting facts about Earls

How common is your surname?

You have a rare surname! It's not in the top 1000 UK surnames!

We have 40,800 records for the Earl surname. The oldest one dates back to 1100.

Who were Earls most likely to marry?

Smiths

&

Joneses

Our Marriage record sets tell us which families married Earls.

What are the most common Earl first names?

  • John
  • William
  • Mary
  • Elizabeth

Our birth record sets tell us the names of Earl family members

Common jobs for Earls

Men and women often performed different types of jobs, so these are displayed by gender to maintain their historical accuracy.

Common Female occupations for Earls in 1921
Dressmaker

193

Laundress

134

General Servant Domestic

109

Domestic Servant

93

Servant

78

Common Male occupations for Earls in 1921
Agricultural Labourer

237

General Labourer

182

Carpenter

145

Farm Labourer

135

Bricklayer

112

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