Furey Family History

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Furey Name Meaning

Irish: reduced Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó Fiúra, earlier Ó Fiodhabhra ‘bushy eyebrows’, from fiodh ‘wood’ + (f)abhra ‘eyebrow’.

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

Similar surnames: Prey, Carey, Curley, Fury, Furry, Furrey, Fey, Buley, Uren, Tirey

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Furey Ethnicity Estimate

What are the common regions with the Furey name?

These results combine data from everyone in the AncestryDNA® database with the last name Furey. The Ancestry® ethnicity regions shown are top five most common on average for these people.

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  • Ireland & Scotland


  • England & Wales


  • Italy


  • France


  • Eastern Europe & Russia


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Furey Family Origin

Where is the Furey family from?

Furey Family Occupations

What did your Furey ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, a less common occupation for the Furey family was Coal Miner. The most common Furey occupation in the USA was Laborer. 17% of Furey's were Laborers. Laborer, Farmer and Keeping House were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Furey.

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  • Laborer

  • Farmer

  • Keeping House

  • Coal Miner


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

Furey Historical Records

What Furey family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 20,000 census records available for the last name Furey. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Furey 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 3,000 immigration records available for the last name Furey. 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 4,000 military records available for the last name Furey. For the veterans among your Furey ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Furey Life Expectancy

What is the average Furey lifespan?

Between 1946 and 2004, in the United States, Furey life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1956, and highest in 1997. The average life expectancy for Furey in 1946 was 39, and 73 in 2004.

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An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Furey 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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