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Furney Family History

Furney Name Meaning

English (of Norman origin): variant of Furneaux . It may sometimes have been confused with Furness ; the two names have variants in common (see Furnace ).

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names 2nd edition, 2022

Similar surnames: Farney, Forney, Turney, Gurney, Burney, Cerney, Turner, Darney, Furse

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Where is the Furney family from?

You can see how Furney families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Furney family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Furney families were found in USA in 1880. In 1911 there were 14 Furney families living in Ontario. This was about 42% of all the recorded Furney's in Canada. Ontario had the highest population of Furney families in 1911.
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What did your Furney ancestors do for a living?

In 1921, Labourer was the top reported job for people in the Canada named Furney. 100% of Furney men worked as a Labourer. .

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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

  • Labourer
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Census Records

There are 8,000 census records available for the last name Furney. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Furney 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 965 immigration records available for the last name Furney. 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 1,000 military records available for the last name Furney. For the veterans among your Furney ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Furney lifespan?

Between 1946 and 2004, in the United States, Furney life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1946, and highest in 1995. The average life expectancy for Furney in 1946 was 21, and 65 in 2004.

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