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The EARLES surname in the USA

Frequency Comparisons
Total Rank Frequency % Per million people
United States
United States (Current snapshot) 2,577 11260 0.001 10
United States (1880 census) 736 7073 0.001 15
Change since 1880 +1841 -4187 0 -5
Other Countries
Australia 86 16274 0.001 5
United Kingdom 269 13661 0.001 6
Top States for EARLES by Total
State Total Rank in State Frequency % Per million people
Virginia 214 4031 0.003 30
Texas 196 9473 0.001 9
Ohio 156 8921 0.001 14
Indiana 150 5286 0.002 25
North Carolina 130 6138 0.002 16
Top States for EARLES by Frequency
State Total Rank in State Frequency % Per million people
Iowa 115 3838 0.004 39
Virginia 214 4031 0.003 30
North Dakota 18 6468 0.003 28
Washington DC 16 3698 0.003 28
Oklahoma 96 4770 0.003 28


'A figure of zero indicates that we don't have data for this name (usually because it's quite uncommon and our stats don't go down that far). It doesn't mean that there's no-one with that name at all!

For less common surnames, the figures get progressively less reliable the fewer holders of that name there are. This data is aggregated from several public lists, and some stats are interpolated from known values. The margin of error is well over 100% at the rarest end of the table!

For less common surnames, the frequency and "per million" values may be 0 even though there are people with that name. That's because they represent less than one in a million of the population, which ends up as 0 after rounding.

It's possible for a surname to gain in rank and/or total while being less common per million people (or vice versa) as there are now more surnames in the USA as a result of immigration. In mathematical terms, the tail has got longer, with a far larger number of less common surnames.

Figures for top states show firstly the states where most people called EARLES live. This obviously tends to be biased towards the most populous states. The second set of figures show where people called EARLES represent the biggest proportion of the population. So, in this case, there are more people called EARLES in Virginia than any other state, but you are more likely to find a EARLES by picking someone at random in Iowa than anywhere else.

Classification and Origin of EARLES

Region of origin: British Isles

Country of origin: England

Language of origin: English

Ethnic origin: English

Religious origin: Christian

Data for religion and/or language relates to the culture in which the EARLES surname originated. It does not necessarily have any correlation with the language spoken, or religion practised, by the majority of current American citizens with that name.

Data for ethnic origin relates to the region and country in which the EARLES surname originated. It does not necessarily have any correlation with the ethnicity of the majority of current American citizens with that name.

Ethnic distribution of EARLES in the USA

Classification Total Percent
Black/African American 166 6.44
Mixed Race 50 1.94
White (Hispanic) 29 1.13
Native American/Alaskan 25 0.97
Asian/Pacific 9 0.35
White (Caucasian) 2,298 89.17

Ethnic distribution data shows the number and percentage of people with the EARLES surname who reported their ethnic background as being in these broad categories in the most recent national census.

Meaning of EARLES in historical publications

EARL. EARLE. EARLES. A-Sax. eorl. Primaril}' a man — a man of valour or consideration — vir ; afterwards a head, ruler, leader, or hero ; and finally a nobleman of the highest rank, equivalent to an " ealdor-man ;" an Earl. See Bosworth.

Lower, Mark A (1860) Patronymica Britannica: a dictionary of the family names of the United Kingdom. London: J.R. Smith. Public Domain.

Similar names to EARLES

The following names have similar spellings or pronunciations as EARLES.

This does not necessarily imply a direct relationship between the names, but may indicate names that could be mistaken for this one when written down or misheard.

Matches are generated automatically by a combination of Soundex, Metaphone and Levenshtein matching.

Potential typos for EARLES

The following words are slight variants of EARLES that are likely to be possible typos or misspellings in written material.