Furber Family History

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Furber Name Meaning

English: from the Old French verb fourbir ‘to burnish’, ‘to furbish’ (a word of Germanic origin), an occupational name for a polisher of metal, in particular someone employed by an armorer to put the finishing touches to his work.

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press

Similar surnames: Furner, Turner, Fuller, Farmer, Burger, Arber, Furse, Barber, Fuhrer

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Furber Family Origin

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Furber Family Occupations

What did your Furber ancestors do for a living?

In 1921, Farmer and Farmer were the top reported jobs for men and women in the CA named Furber. 62% of Furber men worked as a Farmer and 50% of Furber women worked as a Farmer. Some less common occupations for Americans named Furber were Manager and Machine None

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Top Male Occupations in 1921

  • Farmer
  • Agent
  • Laborer
  • Manager

Top Female Occupations in 1921

  • Farmer
  • Machine None

*We display top occupations by gender to maintain their historical accuracy during times when men and women often performed different jobs.

Furber Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 18,000 census records available for the last name Furber. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Furber census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger List

There are 2,000 immigration records available for the last name Furber. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in Canada, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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Draft Card

There are 2,000 military records available for the last name Furber. For the veterans among your Furber ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Furber Life Expectancy

What is the average Furber lifespan?

Between 1957 and 2004, in the United States, Furber life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1958, and highest in 1998. The average life expectancy for Furber in 1957 was 56, and 80 in 2004.

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An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Furber ancestors lived in harsh conditions. A short lifespan might also indicate health problems that were once prevalent in your family. The SSDI is a searchable database of more than 70 million names. You can find birthdates, death dates, addresses and more.

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