Furnas Family History

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Furnas Name Meaning

Variant spelling of Furness.

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

Similar surnames: Furnish, Furniss, Furnace, Durnal, Furman, Burnam, Farnam, Ferns

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Furnas Family Origin

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Furnas Family Occupations

What did your Furnas ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, a less common occupation for the Furnas family was Blacksmith. The most common Furnas occupation in the USA was Farmer. 56% of Furnas's were Farmers. Farmer, Keeping House and School Teacher were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Furnas.

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  • Farmer

  • Keeping House

  • School Teacher

  • Blacksmith


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

Furnas Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Furnas. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Furnas 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 386 immigration records available for the last name Furnas. 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 671 military records available for the last name Furnas. For the veterans among your Furnas ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Furnas Life Expectancy

What is the average Furnas lifespan?

Between 1942 and 2004, in the United States, Furnas life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1942, and highest in 1986. The average life expectancy for Furnas in 1942 was 33, and 84 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Furnas

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Furnas 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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