Meaning and Origin of: Earl
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Boy name origins & meanings:
- Old English : Nobleman
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Family name origins & meanings:
- English : originally, like most of the English names derived from the ranks of nobility, either a nickname or an occupational name for a servant employed in a noble household. The vocabulary word is a native one, from Old English eorl ‘nobleman’, and in the Middle Ages was often used as an equivalent of Norman Count.