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The name Earle belongs to the early history of Britain, it's origins lie with the Anglo-Saxons. It is a product of their having lived in the parish of Earley, in the diocese of Oxford.

Earle Early Origins



The surname Earle 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.

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Earle Spelling Variations


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Earle Spelling Variations



Until the dictionary, an invention of only the last few hundred years, the English language lacked any comprehensive system of spelling rules. Consequently, spelling variations in names are frequently found in early Anglo-Saxon and later Anglo-Norman documents. One person's name was often spelled several different ways over a lifetime. The recorded variations of Earle include Earl, Earle, Earll, Earlls, Erle, Irle, Urles, Urle, Erl, Earls, Earles, Earlie, Earlee, Erlegh, Erligh, Erleigh, Earleigh and many more.

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Earle Early History


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Earle Early History



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

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Earle Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Earle 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 Earle Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Earle In Ireland


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Earle In Ireland



Some of the Earle 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.

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The Great Migration


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The Great Migration



Thousands of English families boarded ships sailing to the New World in the hope of escaping the unrest found in England at this time. Although the search for opportunity and freedom from persecution abroad took the lives of many because of the cramped conditions and unsanitary nature of the vessels, the opportunity perceived in the growing colonies of North America beckoned. Many of the settlers who survived the journey went on to make important contributions to the transplanted cultures of their adopted countries. The Earle were among these contributors, for they have been located in early North American records:

Earle Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • Christopher Earle settled in Virginia in 1633
  • Ralph Earle, who landed in Boston, Massachusetts in 1634
  • George Earle, who landed in Virginia in 1637
  • Ralph Earle settled in Rhode Island in 1638
  • Sir John Earle, who landed in Virginia in 1649-1652
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Earle Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Eliza Earle, who arrived in Virginia in 1701
  • Richard Earle, who arrived in Virginia in 1703
  • Thomas Earle, who landed in Georgia in 1733
  • Daniel Earle, who arrived in North Carolina in 1756

Earle Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Bernard Earle, who arrived in New York, NY in 1847
  • Silas Earle, who landed in San Francisco, California in 1850
  • E M Earle, who landed in San Francisco, California in 1851
  • Maria Earle, aged 21, landed in New York in 1854
  • Thomas Earle, aged 29, landed in New York in 1854
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Earle Settlers in Canada in the 18th Century

  • Capt. Edward Earle U.E. born in New Jersey, USA who settled in Grand Lake, Queens County, New Brunswick c. 1784 he served in the New Jersey Volunteers 3rd Battalion [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

Earle Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • Charles Harvey Earle arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "D'Auvergne" in 1839 [3]CITATION[CLOSE]
    State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) D'AUVERGNE 1839. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1839D'Auvergne.htm
  • Angeline Earle arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "D'Auvergne" in 1839 [3]CITATION[CLOSE]
    State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) D'AUVERGNE 1839. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1839D'Auvergne.htm
  • Caroline Earle, aged 29, arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Duke Of Wellington" in 1849
  • Caroline Earle, aged 29, a domestic servant, arrived in South Australia in 1849 aboard the ship "Duke of Wellington"
  • Samuel Earle, aged 24, arrived in South Australia in 1851 aboard the ship "Reliance"
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Earle Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century

  • George Earle landed in Nelson, New Zealand in 1842
  • Percy Earle landed in Wellington, New Zealand in 1842
  • Agnes Earle arrived in Canterbury aboard the ship "Hastings" in 1856
  • Samuel Earle, aged 20, arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Earl Granville" in 1880
  • Ebenezer Earle, aged 18, arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Earl Granville" in 1880
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Contemporary Notables of the name Earle (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Earle (post 1700)



  • William A. Earle (1919-1988), twentieth-century American philosopher
  • Thomas Earle (1796-1849), American journalist, lawyer, and politician
  • Pliny Earle I (1762-1832), American inventor of wool and cotton carding machines
  • Sylvia Alice Earle (b. 1935), American oceanographer
  • Stephen Fain "Steve" Earle (b. 1955), American singer-songwriter
  • Ralph Earle Jr. (1908-1995), American biblical scholar
  • Jack Rheuben Earle (1906-1952), American silent film actor and sideshow performer with Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus
  • John Milton Earle (1794-1874), American businessman, abolitionist, and statesman
  • John Earle (b. 1968), American NFL and CFL football player
  • John Milton Earle (1794-1874), American businessman and abolitionist
  • ... (Another 45 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Earle Historic Events


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Earle Historic Events




Halifax Explosion

  • Mr. Bertram John  Earle (1878-1917), Canadian resident from Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada who died in the Halifax Explosion on 6th December 1917

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Suggested Readings for the name Earle


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Suggested Readings for the name Earle



  • The Earles and the Birnies by Joseph Earle Birnie.
  • Oates-Earle and Related Families by William L. Winebarger.

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Motto


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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.


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Citations


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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. ^ State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) D'AUVERGNE 1839. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1839D'Auvergne.htm

Other References

  1. Burke, Sir Bernard. Genealogical and Heraldic History of the Peerage and Baronetage, The Privy Council, Knightage and Compainonage. London: Burke Publishing, 1921. Print.
  2. Bowman, George Ernest. The Mayflower Reader A Selection of Articales from The Mayflower Descendent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
  3. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
  4. Reaney P.H and R.M. Wilson. A Dictionary of English Surnames. London: Routledge, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-415-05737-X).
  5. Chadwick, Nora Kershaw and J.X.W.P Corcoran. The Celts. London: Penguin, 1790. Print. (ISBN 0140212116).
  6. Zieber, Eugene. Heraldry in America. Philadelphia: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
  7. Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin . Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8).
  8. Burke, John Bernard Ed. The Roll of Battle Abbey. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
  9. Magnusson, Magnus. Chambers Biographical Dictionary 5th edition. Edinburgh: W & R Chambers, 1990. Print.
  10. Filby, P. William and Mary K Meyer. Passenger and Immigration Lists Index in Four Volumes. Detroit: Gale Research, 1985. Print. (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8).
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The Earle Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Earle 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 17 August 2016 at 14:27.

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