Earley Family History

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Earley Name Meaning

Irish and English: variant spelling of Early. Americanized spelling of German Ehrle.

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press

Similar surnames: Early, Carley, Cearley, Ealey, Harley, Kerley, Easley, Barley, Earle

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Earley Ethnicity Estimate

What are the common regions with the Earley name?

These results combine data from everyone in the AncestryDNA® database with the last name Earley. The Ancestry® ethnicity regions shown are top five most common on average for these people.

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  • England & Wales


  • Ireland & Scotland


  • Germanic Europe


  • Eastern Europe & Russia


  • France


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Earley Family Origin

Where is the Earley family from?

Earley Family Occupations

What did your Earley ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, Farmer, Laborer and Keeping House were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Earley. The most common Earley occupation in the USA was Farmer. 33% of Earley's were Farmers. A less common occupation for the Earley family was Farming.

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  • Farmer

  • Laborer

  • Keeping House

  • Farming


Census records can tell you a lot of little known facts about your Earley ancestors, such as occupation. Occupation can tell you about your ancestor's social and economic status.

Earley Historical Records

What Earley family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 57,000 census records available for the last name Earley. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Earley census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger List

There are 5,000 immigration records available for the last name Earley. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in the USA, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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Draft Card

There are 10,000 military records available for the last name Earley. For the veterans among your Earley ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Earley Life Expectancy

What is the average Earley lifespan?

Between 1944 and 2004, in the United States, Earley life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1948, and highest in 1987. The average life expectancy for Earley in 1944 was 38, and 74 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Earley

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Earley ancestors lived in harsh conditions. A short lifespan might also indicate health problems that were once prevalent in your family. The SSDI is a searchable database of more than 70 million names. You can find birthdates, death dates, addresses and more.

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