When Judith Early was born in 1710, her father, Thomas Early, was 28 and her mother, Elizabeth Johnson, was 25. She married John Buford on 17 March 1735, in Middlesex, Virginia, United States. They were the parents of at least 6 sons and 4 daughters. She died before 13 September 1785, in Bromfield Parish, Culpeper, Virginia, United States, and was buried in Montvale, Bedford, Virginia, United States.
Irish: in Ireland, this is generally the English name in 2 below, but it was also adopted for any of several Irish surnames that contain or appear to contain moch, which means ‘early’ or ‘timely’, including Ó Mocháin (see Mohan ), Ó Mochóir, Ó Mochéirghe, and Ó Maoil-Mhochéirghe (from a personal name meaning ‘early rising’). The name appears in Scotland by the end of the 18th century, possibly sometimes from England but mostly no doubt from Ireland.
English: habitational name chiefly from Earley (Berkshire), but Earnley (Sussex), Arley (Warwickshire), Areley Kings (Worcestershire), and Upper Arley (Worcestershire) may also have contributed to the surname. All five placenames are derived from Old English earn ‘eagle’ + lēah ‘woodland clearing’.
Americanized form of German Ehrle .