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Furby Name Meaning

English: habitational name from either of two places in North and East Yorkshire named Firby, from the Old Danish personal name Frithi + Old Norse býr ‘farm’, ‘settlement’.

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


Similar surnames: Gunby, Busby, Lusby, Irby, Carby, Kirby, Norby, Bury, Nerby, Dury

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Where is the Furby family from?

You can see how Furby families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Furby family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Furby families were found in the UK in 1891. In 1840 there were 7 Furby families living in Virginia. This was about 58% of all the recorded Furby's in the USA. Virginia had the highest population of Furby families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Furby surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Furby ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Teacher were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Furby. 35% of Furby men worked as a Laborer and 60% of Furby women worked as a Teacher. Some less common occupations for Americans named Furby were Truck Driver and Cook.

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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

  • Laborer
    35%
  • Farmer
    25%
  • Helper
    10%
  • Truck Driver
    10%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Teacher
    60%
  • Cook
    40%
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Census Records

There are 9,000 census records available for the last name Furby. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Furby 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 585 immigration records available for the last name Furby. 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 819 military records available for the last name Furby. For the veterans among your Furby ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Furby lifespan?

Between 1957 and 2004, in the United States, Furby life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1957, and highest in 1987. The average life expectancy for Furby in 1957 was 49, and 77 in 2004.

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