Furman Family History

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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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Furman Family Origin

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Furman Family Occupations

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  • Labourer

    20%
  • Not Given

    20%
  • Seaman

    20%
  • Servant

    20%

In 1881, a less common occupation for the Furman family was Servant. Labourer, Not Given and Seaman were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Furman. The most common Furman occupation in Canada was Labourer. 20% of Furman's were Labourers.

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Furman Life Expectancy

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