× Home
×

Family Crest and History Search
House of Names
FREE SHIPPING on orders of $85 or more
An excerpt from www.HouseOfNames.com archives copyright 2000 - 2016


The ancient history of the Earl name begins with the ancient Anglo-Saxon tribes of Britain. The name is derived from when the family resided in the parish of Earley, in the diocese of Oxford.

Earl Early Origins



The surname Earl was 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. Later, a branch of the family was found at Axmouth in Devon. "The manor [of Axmouth] formerly belonged to the abbey of Sion, in Middlesex, and was given at the Dissolution by Henry VIII. to his queen Catharine Parr, as part of her dower; it reverted at her death to the crown, and was granted by Edward VI., in 1552, to Walter Erle." [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
Lewis, Samuel, A Topographical Dictionary of England. Institute of Historical Research, 1848, Print.

Close

Earl Spelling Variations


Expand

Earl Spelling Variations



Until quite recently, the English language has lacked a definite system of spelling rules. Consequently, Anglo-Saxon surnames are characterized by a multitude of spelling variations. Changes in Anglo-Saxon names were influenced by the evolution of the English language, as it incorporated elements of French, Latin, and other languages. Although Medieval scribes and church officials recorded names as they sounded, so it is common to find one person referred to by several different spellings of his surname, even the most literate people varied the spelling of their own names. Variations of the name Earl include Earl, Earle, Earll, Earlls, Erle, Irle, Urles, Urle, Erl, Earls, Earles, Earlie, Earlee, Erlegh, Erligh, Erleigh, Earleigh and many more.

Close

Earl Early History


Expand

Earl Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Earl 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 Earl History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Close

Earl Early Notables (pre 1700)


Expand

Earl Early Notables (pre 1700)



Distinguished members of the family include Nicholas Earl of Allerton Tower; Erasmus Earle (1590-1667), an English lawyer and politician, Sergeant-at-law to Oliver Cromwell; Sir Walter Erle or Earle (1586-1665), an English landowner and politician who sat in the House of Commons between 1614 and 1648, an strong opponent of King Charles...

Another 76 words (5 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Earl Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Close

Earl In Ireland


Expand

Earl In Ireland



Some of the Earl 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 and printed products wherever possible.

Close

The Great Migration


Expand

The Great Migration



Searching for a better life, many English families migrated to British colonies. Unfortunately, the majority of them traveled under extremely harsh conditions: overcrowding on the ships caused the majority of the immigrants to arrive diseased, famished, and destitute from the long journey across the ocean. For those families that arrived safely, modest prosperity was attainable, and many went on to make invaluable contributions to the development of the cultures of the new colonies. Research into the origins of individual families in North America revealed records of the immigration of a number of people bearing the name Earl or a variant listed above:

Earl Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • Ralph Earl, who arrived in Boston, Massachusetts in 1634
  • Robert Earl came in the "Hercules" in 1643 to Massachusetts
  • Thomas Earl who settled in Barbados in 1680

Earl Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Roderick Earl, who arrived in North Carolina in 1740
  • Robert Earl settled in New York in 1775
  • Daniel Earl, who landed in New York in 1798
  • Daniel, Earl Jr., who arrived in New York in 1798
  • Jonas Earl, who arrived in New York in 1798
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Earl Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Enoch Earl, who landed in New Orleans, La in 1813
  • Robert Earl, who landed in Alexandria, Va in 1820
  • John Earl, who arrived in New York in 1824
  • Lorentz Earl, who landed in Allegany (Allegheny) County, Pennsylvania in 1838
  • Lawrence Earl, who arrived in Allegany (Allegheny) County, Pennsylvania in 1838

Earl Settlers in Canada in the 18th Century

  • Daniel, Earl Jr., who landed in Nova Scotia in 1775
  • Jonas Earl, who landed in Nova Scotia in 1775
  • Lt. Justus Earl U.E., "Justice", "Earle" born in New Jersey, USA who settled in Waterborough, Grand Lake, New Brunswick c. 1784 he served in the New Jersey Volunteers 3rd Battalion, he died in 1825 [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Rubincam, Milton. The Old United Empire Loyalists List. Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc, 1976. (Originally published as; United Empire Loyalists. The Centennial of the Settlement of Upper Canada. Rose Publishing Company, 1885.) ISBN 0-8063-0331-X
  • Mr. Philip Earl U.E., "Earle" born in New Jersey, USA who settled in Saint John, New Brunswick c. 1784 [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Rubincam, Milton. The Old United Empire Loyalists List. Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc, 1976. (Originally published as; United Empire Loyalists. The Centennial of the Settlement of Upper Canada. Rose Publishing Company, 1885.) ISBN 0-8063-0331-X

Earl Settlers in Canada in the 19th Century

  • William Earl, aged 30, a labourer, arrived in Saint John, New Brunswick in 1838 aboard the brig "Susan Maria Brooke" from Donegal, Ireland
  • Eleanor Earl, aged 25, arrived in Saint John, New Brunswick in 1838 aboard the brig "Susan Maria Brooke" from Donegal, Ireland
  • Margaret Earl, aged 20, arrived in Saint John, New Brunswick in 1838 aboard the brig "Susan Maria Brooke" from Donegal, Ireland
  • Mr. Edward Earl, aged 30 who emigrated to Canada, arriving at the Grosse Isle Quarantine Station in Quebec aboard the ship "Wm S. Hamilton" departing from the port of New Ross, Ireland but died on Grosse Isle on 15th Septemer 1847 [3]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Charbonneau, André, and Doris Drolet-Dubé. A Register of Deceased Persons at Sea and on Grosse Île in 1847. The Minister of Canadian Heritage, 1997. ISBN: 0-660-198/1-1997E (p. 27)
  • Mr. Eliza Earl, aged 22 who emigrated to Canada, arriving at the Grosse Isle Quarantine Station in Quebec aboard the ship "Wm S. Hamilton" departing from the port of New Ross, Ireland but died on Grosse Isle on 27th August 1847 [3]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Charbonneau, André, and Doris Drolet-Dubé. A Register of Deceased Persons at Sea and on Grosse Île in 1847. The Minister of Canadian Heritage, 1997. ISBN: 0-660-198/1-1997E (p. 27)

Earl Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • William Earl, English convict from London, who was transported aboard the "Almorah" on April 1817, settling in New South Wales, Australia [4]CITATION[CLOSE]
    State Library of Queensland. (Retrieved 2016, October 27) Almorah voyage to New South Wales, Australia in 1817 with 180 passengers. Retrieved from http://www.convictrecords.com.au/ships/almorah/1817
  • John Earl, Scottish convict from Glasgow, who was transported aboard the "Asia" on September 3rd, 1820, settling in New South Wales, Australia [5]CITATION[CLOSE]
    State Library of Queensland. (Retrieved 2016, October 27) Asia 1 voyage to Van Diemen's Land, Australia in 1820 with 192 passengers. Retrieved from http://www.convictrecords.com.au/ships/asia/1820
  • George Earl, English convict from Surrey, who was transported aboard the "Asia" on April 1st, 1822, settling in New South Wales, Australia [6]CITATION[CLOSE]
    State Library of Queensland. (Retrieved 2016, October 27) Asia 1 voyage to Van Diemen's Land, Australia in 1822 with 190 passengers. Retrieved from http://www.convictrecords.com.au/ships/asia/1822
  • John Earl arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Mariner" in 1847
  • Joseph Earl, aged 46, a labourer, arrived in South Australia in 1853 aboard the ship "Magdalena"
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Earl Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century

  • Percy Earl arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Nelson" in 1842
  • Thomas Earl arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Nimroud" in 1860
  • William Earl, aged 24, arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Earl Granville" in 1880
  • Jessie Earl, aged 18, arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Earl Granville" in 1880

Close

Contemporary Notables of the name Earl (post 1700)


Expand

Contemporary Notables of the name Earl (post 1700)



  • Michael Earl (1959-2015), American four-time Emmy Award winning puppeteer, actor, writer, singer and songwriter, perhaps best known for his work as Mr. Snuffleupagus on Sesame Street (1978-81)
  • Anthony "Tony" Scully Earl (b. 1936), American politician
  • Robert Earl (b. 1951), American founder and CEO of Planet Hollywood International, Inc
  • Jimmy Earl, American jazz musician and composer
  • Harley J. Earl (1893-1969), American businessman, the first Vice President of Design at General Motors
  • Acie Boyd Earl (b. 1970), retired American professional NBA basketball player
  • Charles A. Earl, American Republican politician, Mayor of Oneida, New York, 1948-49
  • B. F. Earl, American Republican politician, Mayor of Niles, Michigan, 1907-09
  • Anthony Scully Earl (b. 1936), American Democrat politician, Member of Wisconsin State Assembly, 1969-74; Governor of Wisconsin, 1983-87 ; Candidate in primary for U.S. Senator from Wisconsin, 1988
  • Chris Earl, American politician, Representative from Missouri 9th District, 2004
  • ... (Another 30 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Close

Earl Historic Events


Expand

Earl Historic Events




HMS Hood

  • Mr. Joseph W Earl (b. 1916), English Stoker 2nd Class serving for the Royal Navy from Middleton, Yorkshire, England, who sailed into battle on the HMS Hood and died on 24th May 1941 in the sinking

Close

Motto


Expand

Motto



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.


Close

Earl Family Crest Products


Expand

Earl Family Crest Products




Close

See Also


Expand

See Also




Close

Citations


Expand

Citations



  1. ^ Lewis, Samuel, A Topographical Dictionary of England. Institute of Historical Research, 1848, Print.
  2. ^ Rubincam, Milton. The Old United Empire Loyalists List. Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc, 1976. (Originally published as; United Empire Loyalists. The Centennial of the Settlement of Upper Canada. Rose Publishing Company, 1885.) ISBN 0-8063-0331-X
  3. ^ Charbonneau, André, and Doris Drolet-Dubé. A Register of Deceased Persons at Sea and on Grosse Île in 1847. The Minister of Canadian Heritage, 1997. ISBN: 0-660-198/1-1997E (p. 27)
  4. ^ State Library of Queensland. (Retrieved 2016, October 27) Almorah voyage to New South Wales, Australia in 1817 with 180 passengers. Retrieved from http://www.convictrecords.com.au/ships/almorah/1817
  5. ^ State Library of Queensland. (Retrieved 2016, October 27) Asia 1 voyage to Van Diemen's Land, Australia in 1820 with 192 passengers. Retrieved from http://www.convictrecords.com.au/ships/asia/1820
  6. ^ State Library of Queensland. (Retrieved 2016, October 27) Asia 1 voyage to Van Diemen's Land, Australia in 1822 with 190 passengers. Retrieved from http://www.convictrecords.com.au/ships/asia/1822

Other References

  1. Burke, John Bernard Ed. The Roll of Battle Abbey. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
  2. Samuelsen, W. David. New York City Passenger List Manifests Index 1820 - 1824. North Salt Lake, Utah: Accelerated Indexing Systems International, 1986. Print.
  3. Crispin, M. Jackson and Leonce Mary. Falaise Roll Recording Prominent Companions of William Duke of Normandy at the Conquest of England. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
  4. Zieber, Eugene. Heraldry in America. Philadelphia: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
  5. Innes, Thomas and Learney. The Tartans of the Clans and Families of Scotland 1st Edition. Edinburgh: W & A. K. Johnston Limited, 1938. Print.
  6. Burke, Sir Bernard. Genealogical and Heraldic History of the Peerage and Baronetage, The Privy Council, Knightage and Compainonage. London: Burke Publishing, 1921. Print.
  7. Burke, Sir Bernard. General Armory Of England, Scotland, Ireland and Wales. Ramsbury: Heraldry Today. Print.
  8. Elster, Robert J. International Who's Who. London: Europa/Routledge. Print.
  9. Humble, Richard. The Fall of Saxon England. New York: Barnes and Noble, 1975. Print. (ISBN 0-88029-987-8).
  10. Bardsley, C.W. A Dictionary of English and Welsh Surnames: With Special American Instances. Wiltshire: Heraldry Today, 1901. Print. (ISBN 0-900455-44-6).
  11. ...

The Earl Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Earl 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.

This page was last modified on 3 November 2016 at 10:27.

Sign Up

  


FREE SHIPPING on orders of $85 or more
House of Names on Facebook
Follow Houseofnames on Twitter
Houseofnames on Pinterest