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See also: earle
- A surname, variant of Earl.
- (chiefly US) A male given name transferred from the surname, or a spelling variant of Earl.
- 1898 Proceedings of the American Antiquarian Society, 1898, page 162
- Upon reading this, General Washington said, "Mr Earle, your name is not correctly spelled. E-a-r-l is a title of nobility; you should add an e to it."