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Furtney Name Meaning

Probably an Americanized form of southeastern French Fortineu(x), from a derivative of Fortin, a pet form of the personal name Fort ‘strong’, ‘courageous’ (Latin Fortis).

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


Similar surnames: Fortney, Courtney, Berney, Furner, Hartney, Marteney, Franey, Burney

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Furtney Family Origin

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Furtney Family Occupations

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In 1881, a less common occupation for the Furtney family was Laborour. Labourer, Farmer and Framer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Furtney. The most common Furtney occupation in Canada was Labourer. 40% of Furtney's were Labourers.

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  • Labourer

    40%
  • Farmer

    20%
  • Framer

    20%
  • Laborour

    20%

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Furtney Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Furtney. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Furtney 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 642 immigration records available for the last name Furtney. 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 1,000 military records available for the last name Furtney. For the veterans among your Furtney ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Furtney Life Expectancy

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Between 1963 and 2004, in the United States, Furtney life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1975, and highest in 1998. The average life expectancy for Furtney in 1963 was 86, and 50 in 2004.

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