Chief Justice earl Warren had been a three-term governor of California.
The earl was killed in battle and Marshal captured, but he would later be ransomed by the queen herself.
earl Devaney, who is overseeing the stimulus package, seems just like the kind of guy you'd want guarding your cash.
Old English eorl "brave man, warrior, leader, chief" (contrasted with ceorl "churl"), from Proto-Germanic *erlo-z, of uncertain origin.
In Anglo-Saxon poetry, "a warrior, a brave man;" in later Old English, "nobleman," especially a Danish under-king (equivalent of cognate Old Norse jarl), then one of the viceroys under the Danish dynasty in England. After 1066 adopted as the equivalent of Latin comes (see count (n.)).