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The name Earll is an old Anglo-Saxon name. It comes from when a family lived in the parish of Earley, in the diocese of Oxford.

Earll Early Origins



The surname Earll 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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Earll Spelling Variations


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Earll Spelling Variations



Before the last few hundred years, the English language had no fast system of spelling rules. For that reason, spelling variations are commonly found in early Anglo-Saxon surnames. Over the years, many variations of the name Earll were recorded, including Earl, Earle, Earll, Earlls, Erle, Irle, Urles, Urle, Erl, Earls, Earles, Earlie, Earlee, Erlegh, Erligh, Erleigh, Earleigh and many more.

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Earll Early History


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Earll Early History



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

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Earll Early Notables (pre 1700)


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

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Earll In Ireland


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Earll In Ireland



Some of the Earll 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



To escape oppression and starvation at that time, many English families left for the "open frontiers" of the New World with all its perceived opportunities. In droves people migrated to the many British colonies, those in North America in particular, paying high rates for passages in cramped, unsafe ships. Although many of the settlers did not make the long passage alive, those who did see the shores of North America perceived great opportunities before them. Many of the families that came from England went on to make essential contributions to the emerging nations of Canada and the United States. Research into various historical records revealed some of first members of the Earll family emigrate to North America:

Earll Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Frances Earll, who arrived in New York in 1824

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Contemporary Notables of the name Earll (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Earll (post 1700)



  • Robert Earll Jr., American politician, Member of New York State Assembly from Genesee County, 1831
  • Robert Earll, American politician, Member of New York State Assembly from Onondaga County, 1810-11
  • Nehemiah Hezekiah Earll (1787-1872), American Democrat politician, County Judge in New York, 1823-31; U.S. Representative from New York 23rd District, 1839-41; Defeated, 1840
  • Mike D. Earll, American Democrat politician, Candidate for U.S. Representative from Iowa 6th District, 1990
  • Jonas Earll Jr. (1786-1846), American Democrat politician, Member of New York State Assembly from Onondaga County, 1819-21; Member of New York State Senate 7th District, 1823-26
  • Jane M. Earll, American Republican politician, Member of Pennsylvania State Senate 49th District, 1997-2004; Delegate to Republican National Convention from Pennsylvania, 2008
  • David Earll, American politician, Member of New York State Assembly from Tioga County, 1859-60
  • Abijah Earll, American politician, Member of New York State Assembly from Oneida County, 1817-18

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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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See Also


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Citations


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Citations



  1. ^ Lewis, Samuel, A Topographical Dictionary of England. Institute of Historical Research, 1848, Print.

Other References

  1. Crozier, William Armstrong Edition. Crozier's General Armory A Registry of American Families Entitled to Coat Armor. New York: Fox, Duffield, 1904. Print.
  2. Ingram, Rev. James. Translator Anglo-Saxon Chronicle 1823. Print.
  3. Bradford, William. History of Plymouth Plantation 1620-1647 Edited by Samuel Eliot Morrison 2 Volumes. New York: Russell and Russell, 1968. Print.
  4. Holt, J.C. Ed. Domesday Studies. Woodbridge: Boydell, 1987. Print. (ISBN 0-85115-477-8).
  5. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
  6. Humble, Richard. The Fall of Saxon England. New York: Barnes and Noble, 1975. Print. (ISBN 0-88029-987-8).
  7. Mills, A.D. Dictionary of English Place-Names. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-19-869156-4).
  8. Le Patourel, John. The Norman Empire. New York: Oxford University Press, 1976. Print. (ISBN 0-19-822525-3).
  9. Lennard, Reginald. Rural England 1086-1135 A Study of Social and Agrarian Conditions. Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1959. Print.
  10. Papworth, J.W and A.W Morant. Ordinary of British Armorials. London: T.Richards, 1874. Print.
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The Earll Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Earll 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 14 March 2016 at 11:37.

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