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Earp Name Meaning

English (Midlands): nickname for a dark-complexioned man, from Old English earp ‘swarthy’. Americanized spelling of German Erp.

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


Similar surnames: Carp, Earl, Harp, Cap, Darr, Arp, Pearl, Karp, Mapp, Kapp

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Earp Family Origin

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Earp Family Occupations

What did your Earp ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, the most common Earp occupation in the USA was Farmer. 47% of Earp's were Farmers. Farmer, Keeping House and Farming were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Earp. A less common occupation for the Earp family was Laborer.

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  • Farmer

    47%
  • Keeping House

    7%
  • Farming

    5%
  • Laborer

    5%

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

Earp Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Earp. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Earp 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 642 immigration records available for the last name Earp. 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 1,000 military records available for the last name Earp. For the veterans among your Earp ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Earp Life Expectancy

What is the average Earp lifespan?

Between 1950 and 2004, in the United States, Earp life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1950, and highest in 2002. The average life expectancy for Earp in 1950 was 43, and 70 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Earp

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Earp 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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