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Origins of the Early surname

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About the Earlys

We have a total number of 18213 records for people with the last name Early.

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Where do most Earlys live?

In 1921, most Earlys lived in London.

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Interesting facts about Earlys

How common is your surname?

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

We have 8,660 records for the Early surname. The oldest one dates back to 1100.

Who were Earlys most likely to marry?

Our Marriage record sets tell us which families married Earlys.

What are the most common Early first names?

  • John
  • James
  • Mary
  • Elizabeth

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

Common jobs for Earlys

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

Common Female occupations for Earlys in 1921




Domestic Servant




House Servant


Common Male occupations for Earlys in 1921
General Labourer


Coal Miner


Agricultural Labourer




Farm Hands


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