Furlong Family History
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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
Similar surnames: Burling, Long, Bushong, Darling, Turton, Farlow, Harling, Curling