The most common letter in the English language is "E". It's used about 13% of the time—which means just over every one in 10 letters is an "E". That is, it's used 3.3 times as much as it should be if all letters were used equally (1/26 = 3.8 % each). All other letters are each only used no more than 2.4 times as much than they should be. (Wikipedia: Letter Frequency).
In addition, older forms of English such as Early Modern English, Middle English and Old English had even more "E's". This is evidenced by literature such as the (Early Modern English): 1611 King James Version (KJV) of the Bible, and early works of William Shakespeare (for example in the Merchant of Venice [where he calls Jews "Iewes"]).
Similarly, the letter "E" is also the most common letter in six other major European languages: Spanish, German, French, Italian, Dutch and Swedish. (Wikipedia: Letter Frequency).
This is all because of the influence of the most important: "E"-containing-name (the tetragrammaton), of the Creator (IEUE) on these languages. The Jews are not the only Israelites - the lost tribes settled in the West. Thus these languages are: SHaMitic (Semitic), OBaRIT (Hebrew) and ISHaRaALite (Israelite). Over 90% of English words are of Hebrew origin.
Article Last Updated May 13, 2012.
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