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Furlong Name Meaning

English and Irish: apparently a topographic name from Middle English furlong ‘length of a field’ (from Old English furh ‘furrow’ + lang ‘long’), the technical term for the block of strips owned by several different persons which formed the unit of cultivation in the medieval open-field system of farming, or a habitational name from a minor place named with this word, such as Furlong in Devon or Shropshire. The surname is now chiefly common in Ireland, where a family of this name settled at the end of the 13th century. Possibly an Americanized form of French Ferland.

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


Similar surnames: Burling, Long, Bushong, Darling, Turton, Farlow, Harling, Curling

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Furlong Family Origin

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Furlong Family Occupations

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  • Farmer

    29%
  • School

    6%
  • Servant

    6%
  • Laborer

    4%

In 1881, Farmer, School and Servant were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Furlong. The most common Furlong occupation in Canada was Farmer. 29% of Furlong's were Farmers. A less common occupation for the Furlong family was Laborer.

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