Earle History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms 

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.

Early Origins of the Earle family

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]

Important Dates for the Earle family

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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.

Early Notables of the Earle family (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 I in the Parliamentary cause both before and during the English Civil War...
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Migration of the Earle family to Ireland

Some of the Earle family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.
Another 44 words (3 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Earle migration to the United States

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, who settled in Virginia in 1633
  • Ralph Earle, who landed in Boston, Massachusetts in 1634 [2]
  • George Earle, who landed in Virginia in 1637 [2]
  • Ralph Earle, who settled in Rhode Island in 1638
  • Sir John Earle, who landed in Virginia in 1649-1652 [2]
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Earle Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
  • Eliza Earle, who arrived in Virginia in 1701 [2]
  • Richard Earle, who arrived in Virginia in 1703 [2]
  • Thomas Earle, who landed in Georgia in 1733 [2]
  • Daniel Earle, who arrived in North Carolina in 1756 [2]
Earle Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • Bernard Earle, who arrived in New York, NY in 1847 [2]
  • Silas Earle, who landed in San Francisco, California in 1850 [2]
  • E M Earle, who landed in San Francisco, California in 1851 [2]
  • Maria Earle, aged 21, who landed in New York in 1854 [2]
  • Thomas Earle, aged 29, who landed in New York in 1854 [2]
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Earle migration to Canada

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

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 [3]

Earle migration to Australia

Emigration to Australia followed the First Fleets of convicts, tradespeople and early settlers. Early immigrants include:

Earle Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century
  • Charles Harvey Earle, who arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "D'Auvergne" in 1839 [4]
  • Angeline Earle, who arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "D'Auvergne" in 1839 [4]
  • Caroline Earle, aged 29, who arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Duke Of Wellington" in 1849 [5]
  • Caroline Earle, aged 29, a domestic servant, who arrived in South Australia in 1849 aboard the ship "Duke of Wellington" [5]
  • Samuel Earle, aged 24, who arrived in South Australia in 1851 aboard the ship "Reliance" [6]
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Earle migration to New Zealand

Emigration to New Zealand followed in the footsteps of the European explorers, such as Captain Cook (1769-70): first came sealers, whalers, missionaries, and traders. By 1838, the British New Zealand Company had begun buying land from the Maori tribes, and selling it to settlers, and, after the Treaty of Waitangi in 1840, many British families set out on the arduous six month journey from Britain to Aotearoa to start a new life. Early immigrants include:

Earle Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century
  • George Earle, who landed in Nelson, New Zealand in 1842
  • Percy Earle, who landed in Wellington, New Zealand in 1842
  • Mr. Edward Earle, British settler as part of the 8th Detachment of the Royal New Zealand Fencibles travelling from Gravesend aboard the ship "Oriental Queen" arriving in Auckland, New Zealand on 18th September 1849 [7]
  • Mrs. Catherine Earle née Dunn, British settler travelling from Gravesend aboard the ship "Oriental Queen" arriving in Auckland, New Zealand on 18th September 1849 [7]
  • Mr. James W. Earle, British surgeon-superintendent travelling from London aboard the ship "Randolph" arriving in Lyttelton, Christchurch, South Island, New Zealand in September 1850 [7]
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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.)

Historic Events for the Earle family

Halifax Explosion
  • Mr. Bertram John  Earle (1878-1917), Canadian resident from Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada who died in the explosion [8]
USS Arizona
  • Mr. John H. Earle Jr., American Captain working aboard the ship "USS Arizona" when she sunk during the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor on 7th December 1941, he survived the sinking [9]

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Citations

  1. ^ Lewis, Samuel, A Topographical Dictionary of England. Institute of Historical Research, 1848, Print.
  2. ^ Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
  3. ^ 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
  4. ^ State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) D'AUVERGNE 1839. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1839D'Auvergne.htm
  5. ^ State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) The DUKE OF WELLINGTON 1849. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1849Duke%20of%20Wellington.htm
  6. ^ State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) RELIANCE 1851. Retrieved http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1851Reliance.htm
  7. ^ New Zealand Yesteryears Passenger Lists 1800 to 1900 (Retrieved 26th March 2019). Retrieved from http://www.yesteryears.co.nz/shipping/passlist.html
  8. ^ Halifax Explosion Book of Remembrance | Maritime Museum of the Atlantic. (Retrieved 2014, June 23) . Retrieved from https://maritimemuseum.novascotia.ca/what-see-do/halifax-explosion/halifax-explosion-book-remembrance
  9. ^ Pearl Harbour: USS Arizona Casualties List Pearl Harbour December 7, 1941. (Retrieved 2018, July 31st). Retrieved from http://pearl-harbor.com/arizona/casualtylist.html
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