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Fuhrer Name Meaning

German:: (Führer): occupational name for a carrier or carter a driver of horse-drawn vehicles Middle High German vüerer (from the Middle High German verb vüeren ‘to lead transport’). See also Fuhrmann compare Fiero and Fuehrer . topographic name for someone who lived near a ferry or ford a derivative of Fuhr + the suffix -er denoting an inhabitant.

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

Similar surnames: Fahrer, Fuhr, Furer, Kehrer, Cutrer, Bohrer, Feurer, Forer, Futter

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Where is the Fuhrer family from?

You can see how Fuhrer families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Fuhrer family name was found in the USA, and the UK between 1840 and 1920. The most Fuhrer families were found in USA in 1880. In 1840 there were 4 Fuhrer families living in Pennsylvania. This was 100% of all the recorded Fuhrer's in USA. Pennsylvania had the highest population of Fuhrer families in 1840.
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What did your Fuhrer ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Bookkeeper were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Fuhrer. 26% of Fuhrer men worked as a Farmer and 17% of Fuhrer women worked as a Bookkeeper. Some less common occupations for Americans named Fuhrer were Proprietor 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.

Top Male Occupations In 1940

  • Farmer
  • Laborer
  • Salesman
  • Proprietor

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Bookkeeper
  • Housewife
  • Waitress
  • Stenographer
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Census Records

There are 5,000 census records available for the last name Fuhrer. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Fuhrer 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 2,000 immigration records available for the last name Fuhrer. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in the USA, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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Draft Cards

There are 34,000 military records available for the last name Fuhrer. For the veterans among your Fuhrer ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Fuhrer lifespan?

Between 1942 and 2004, in the United States, Fuhrer life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1942, and highest in 1997. The average life expectancy for Fuhrer in 1942 was 35, and 81 in 2004.

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