Posted by Ken on July 15, 1998 at 08:18:03:
In response to Origin of the title Earl, written by Marie-Bernadette on July 14, 1998 at 13:31:56
] "Earl" is related to Old Norse "jarl", and is equivalent to "count", which itself comes from the Latin comes.
I think the Old English "eorl" is a more direct derivation.
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