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Furman Name Meaning

Polish, Czech, Slovak, Jewish (eastern Ashkenazic), and Slovenian: occupational name for a carter or drayman, the driver of a horse-drawn delivery vehicle, from Polish, Yiddish, and Slovenian furman, a loanword from German (see Fuhrmann). See also Forman. English: variant of Firmin. Americanized spelling of German Fuhrmann.

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


Similar surnames: Forman, Kurman, Sturman, Urman, Burman, German, Urban, Gurman

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Where is the Furman family from?

You can see how Furman families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Furman family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Furman families were found in the USA in 1880. In 1911 there were 21 Furman families living in Nova Scotia. This was about 38% of all the recorded Furman's in Canada. Nova Scotia had the highest population of Furman families in 1911.
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What did your Furman ancestors do for a living?

In 1921, Farmer was the top reported job for people in the CA named Furman. 80% of Furman men worked as a Farmer.

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

Top Male Occupations in 1921

  • Farmer
    80%
  • Manager
    20%
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Census Records

There are 44,000 census records available for the last name Furman. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Furman census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger Lists

There are 7,000 immigration records available for the last name Furman. 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 Cards

There are 10,000 military records available for the last name Furman. For the veterans among your Furman ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Furman lifespan?

Between 1946 and 2004, in the United States, Furman life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1954, and highest in 2003. The average life expectancy for Furman in 1946 was 51, and 79 in 2004.

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