Furness Family History

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Furness Name Meaning

English: regional name from the district on the south coast of Cumbria (formerly in Lancashire), earlier Fuðarnes, so named from the genitive case (Fuðar) of Old Norse Fuð, meaning ‘rump’, the name of the peninsula, formerly of an island opposite the southern part of this district + Old Norse nes ‘headland’, ‘nose’. Norwegian: habitational name from any of various farms, particularly in Møre og Romsdal, named Furnes, from Old Norse fura ‘pine’ + nes ‘headland’.

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

Similar surnames: Urness, Fornes, Garness, Burtness, Fodness, Fadness, Farnes, Harness

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Furness Family Origin

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Furness Family Occupations

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In 1921, Farmer and Wife were the top reported jobs for men and women in the CA named Furness. 45% of Furness men worked as a Farmer

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Top Male Occupations in 1921

  • Farmer
  • Laborer
  • Labourer
  • Carpenter

Top Female Occupations in 1921

  • Wife

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

Furness Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 61,000 census records available for the last name Furness. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Furness 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 5,000 immigration records available for the last name Furness. 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 4,000 military records available for the last name Furness. For the veterans among your Furness ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Furness Life Expectancy

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Between 1944 and 2004, in the United States, Furness life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1957, and highest in 1969. The average life expectancy for Furness in 1944 was 60, and 78 in 2004.

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