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Furth Name Meaning

German (also Fürth): topographic name for someone living at a ford, Middle High German vurt ‘ford’, ‘path’, or a habitational name from any of several places called Fürth, for example near Nuremberg. Jewish (western Ashkenazic): habitational name of the same origin as 1. Possibly also a variant spelling of Firth.

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

Similar surnames: Forth, Firth, North, Warth, Burt, Horth, Worth, Borth, Garth, Kurth

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Where is the Furth family from?

You can see how Furth families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Furth family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Furth families were found in the USA in 1880. In 1911 there were 2 Furth families living in Ontario. This was about 67% of all the recorded Furth's in Canada. Ontario had the highest population of Furth families in 1911.
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What did your Furth ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Salesman and Clerk were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Furth. 29% of Furth men worked as a Salesman and 37% of Furth women worked as a Clerk. Some less common occupations for Americans named Furth were Manager and Stenographer.

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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.

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Top Male Occupations in 1940

  • Salesman
  • Laborer
  • Labor
  • Manager

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Clerk
  • Saleslady
  • Weaver
  • Stenographer
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Census Records

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Furth. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Furth 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 1,000 immigration records available for the last name Furth. 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 4,000 military records available for the last name Furth. For the veterans among your Furth ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Furth lifespan?

Between 1963 and 2004, in the United States, Furth life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1985, and highest in 1986. The average life expectancy for Furth in 1963 was 76, and 70 in 2004.

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