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Where did the English Earls family come from? What is the English Earls family crest and coat of arms? When did the Earls family first arrive in the United States? Where did the various branches of the family go? What is the Earls family history?

The origins of the Earls name come from when the Anglo-Saxon tribes ruled over Britain. The name Earls was originally derived from a family having lived in the parish of Earley, in the diocese of Oxford.

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Before English spelling was standardized a few hundred years ago, spelling variations of names were a common occurrence. Elements of Latin, French and other languages became incorporated into English through the Middle Ages, and name spellings changed even among the literate. The variations of the surname Earls include Earl, Earle, Earll, Earlls, Erle, Irle, Urles, Urle, Erl, Earls, Earles, Earlie, Earlee, Erlegh, Erligh, Erleigh, Earleigh and many more.

First found in the County of Somerset. The surname originates from a Saxon word "eorl" or "jarl" which described the elder or wise man of the village. In time the name came to mean the leader or ruler and finally, during mediaeval times it was used to signify a nobleman of the highest rank.


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This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Earls research. Another 649 words(46 lines of text) covering the years 1086, 1120, 1160, 1616, 1653, 1662, 1859, 1812, 1812, 1590, 1667, 1586, 1665, 1614, 1648, 1615, 1615, 1678, 1758, 1601, 1665, 1650 and 1720 are included under the topic Early Earls History in all our PDF Extended History products.

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Another 241 words(17 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Earls Notables in all our PDF Extended History products.

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Some of the Earls family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. Another 77 words(6 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products.

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A great wave of immigration to the New World was the result of the enormous political and religious disarray that struck England at that time. Families left for the New World in extremely large numbers. The long journey was the end of many immigrants and many more arrived sick and starving. Still, those who made it were rewarded with an opportunity far greater than they had known at home in England. These emigrant families went on to make significant contributions to these emerging colonies in which they settled. Some of the first North American settlers carried this name or one of its variants:

Earls Settlers in the United States in the 19th Century


  • Mary Earls, who arrived in Texas in 1835
  • Roberts Earls, who landed in Texas in 1835

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  • Ronnie Earls (b. 1953), American blues guitarist and music instructor
  • Michael Earls (1875-1937), American Jesuit priest, as well as a writer, poet, teacher, and administrator
  • Jack Earls (b. 1932), American country and rockabilly singer
  • Correy Deonte Earls (b. 1988), American football wide receiver
  • Danny Earls (b. 1989), Irish footballer
  • Nick Earls (b. 1963), Australian award-winning novelist
  • John Earls, influential British music journalist, broadcaster, and columnist


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The motto was originally a war cry or slogan. Mottoes first began to be shown with arms in the 14th and 15th centuries, but were not in general use until the 17th century. Thus the oldest coats of arms generally do not include a motto. Mottoes seldom form part of the grant of arms: Under most heraldic authorities, a motto is an optional component of the coat of arms, and can be added to or changed at will; many families have chosen not to display a motto.

Motto: Ne Tentes Aut Perfice
Motto Translation: Attempt not or accomplish.

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The Earls Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Earls Family Crest was drawn according to heraldic standards based on published blazons. We generally include the oldest published family crest once associated with each surname.

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