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Furlong Family History

Furlong Name Meaning
English and Irish: apparently a topographic name from Middle English furlong ‘length of a field’ (from Old English furh ‘furrow’ + lang ‘long’), the technical term for the block of strips owned by several different persons which formed the unit of cultivation in the medieval open-field system of farming, or a habitational name from a minor place named with this word, such as Furlong in Devon or Shropshire. The surname is now chiefly common in Ireland, where a family of this name settled at the end of the 13th century.Possibly an Americanized form of French Ferland.

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

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Name Distribution of Furlong Families

  • Number of Furlong families
     92 - 182
     31 - 91
     1 - 30
     
    from the 1920 US Federal Census Data
  • Number of Furlong families
     176 - 350
     59 - 175
     1 - 58
     
    from the 1891 England and Wales Census Data
  • Number of Furlong families
     7 - 11
     3 - 6
     1 - 2
     
    from the 1891 Scotland Census Data

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Furlong Family Origin

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Furlong Immigration Information

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Average Life Expectancy for Furlong

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Furlong Family Occupations

from 1880 Federal Census Data

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