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Furney Name Meaning

English: of unknown origin; perhaps a habitational name from an unidentified place. Compare Farney, Forney.

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

Similar surnames: Farney, Forney, Turney, Gurney, Burney, Cerney, Turner, Darney, Furse

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Where is the Furney family from?

You can see how Furney families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Furney family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Furney families were found in the USA in 1880. In 1840 there were 11 Furney families living in Ohio. This was about 44% of all the recorded Furney's in the USA. Ohio had the highest population of Furney families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Furney surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Furney ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Teacher were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Furney. 27% of Furney men worked as a Laborer and 22% of Furney women worked as a Teacher. Some less common occupations for Americans named Furney were Clerk and Housewife.

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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
  • Farmer
  • Salesman
  • Clerk

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Teacher
  • Waitress
  • Cook
  • Housewife
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Census Records

There are 8,000 census records available for the last name Furney. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Furney 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 965 immigration records available for the last name Furney. 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 1,000 military records available for the last name Furney. For the veterans among your Furney ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Furney lifespan?

Between 1946 and 2004, in the United States, Furney life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1946, and highest in 1995. The average life expectancy for Furney in 1946 was 21, and 65 in 2004.

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