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The definitive origin is unclear. Some are proposed, including Old English eorp (“swarthy”), from Proto-Germanic *erpaz (“light brown”); or a connection to the placenames Ypres (Belgium) or Erpe (Netherlands).
Earp (plural Earps)
- A surname.
- According to the 2010 United States Census, Earp is the 8536th most common surname in the United States, belonging to 3855 individuals. Earp is most common among White (91.26%) individuals.
- Weekley, Ernest (1916): Surnames