Early Name Meaning

Irish: translation of Gaelic Ó Mocháin (see Mohan; Gaelic moch means ‘early’ or ‘timely’), or of some other similar surname, for example Ó Mochóir, a shortened form of Ó Mochéirghe, Ó Maoil-Mhochéirghe, from a personal name meaning ‘early rising’. English: habitational name from any of various places, such as Earley in Berkshire and Arley in Cheshire, Lancashire, Warwickshire, and Worcestershire, which derive their names from Old English earn ‘eagle’ + leah ‘woodland clearing’. English: nickname from Old English eorllic ‘manly’, ‘noble’, a derivative of eorl (see Earl). Americanized spelling of German Ehrle.

List of People with Surname Early

Based on our public records, there are a total of 8,862 people with the surname Early. Among these people surnamed Early, there are approximately 752 distinct names, with an average of 11 people who share the same name. Robert Early, Michael Early and James Early are the top three most widely-used names from the list of people surnamed Early, with 60, 60 and 60 people respectively.

In addition, Our data shows that California has the most people surnamed Early, with a total of 696 people, and there are a total of 350 distinct names among these people. Texas is the second-most populous state for people with the surname Early, with a total of 628 people and an average of 334 distinct names.