Furber Family History

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Furber Name Meaning

English: from the Old French verb fourbir ‘to burnish’, ‘to furbish’ (a word of Germanic origin), an occupational name for a polisher of metal, in particular someone employed by an armorer to put the finishing touches to his work.

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


Similar surnames: Furner, Turner, Fuller, Farmer, Burger, Arber, Furse, Barber, Fuhrer

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Furber Family Origin

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Furber Family Occupations

What did your Furber ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, a less common occupation for the Furber family was Carpenter. Farmer, Keeping House and Laborer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Furber. The most common Furber occupation in the USA was Farmer. 29% of Furber's were Farmers.

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  • Farmer

    29%
  • Keeping House

    9%
  • Laborer

    5%
  • Carpenter

    3%

Census records can tell you a lot of little known facts about your Furber ancestors, such as occupation. Occupation can tell you about your ancestor's social and economic status.

Furber Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Furber. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Furber 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 Furber. 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 Card

There are 1,000 military records available for the last name Furber. For the veterans among your Furber ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Furber Life Expectancy

What is the average Furber lifespan?

Between 1957 and 2004, in the United States, Furber life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1958, and highest in 1998. The average life expectancy for Furber in 1957 was 56, and 80 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Furber

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Furber ancestors lived in harsh conditions. A short lifespan might also indicate health problems that were once prevalent in your family. The SSDI is a searchable database of more than 70 million names. You can find birthdates, death dates, addresses and more.

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