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

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Furlong Family Origin

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Furlong Family Occupations

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In 1880, Farmer, Laborer and Keeping House were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Furlong. A less common occupation for the Furlong family was Keeps House. The most common Furlong occupation in the USA was Farmer. 18% of Furlong's were Farmers.

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  • Farmer

  • Laborer

  • Keeping House

  • Keeps House


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Furlong Historical Records

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Furlong Life Expectancy

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Between 1945 and 2004, Furlong life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1945, and highest in 1997. The average life expectancy for Furlong in 1945 was 38, and 76 in 2004.

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