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Furtney Name Meaning

Probably an Americanized form of southeastern French Fortineu(x), from a derivative of Fortin, a pet form of the personal name Fort ‘strong’, ‘courageous’ (Latin Fortis).

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

Similar surnames: Fortney, Courtney, Berney, Furner, Hartney, Marteney, Franey, Burney

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Where is the Furtney family from?

You can see how Furtney families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Furtney family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1841 and 1920. The most Furtney families were found in USA in 1880. In 1880 there were 19 Furtney families living in Michigan. This was about 33% of all the recorded Furtney's in USA. Michigan had the highest population of Furtney families in 1880.
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What did your Furtney ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Linen Folder were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Furtney. 29% of Furtney men worked as a Laborer and 100% of Furtney women worked as a Linen Folder. .

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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
  • Truck Driver
  • Farmer
  • Mechanic

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Linen Folder
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Passenger Lists

There are 125 immigration records available for the last name Furtney. 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 246 military records available for the last name Furtney. For the veterans among your Furtney ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Furtney lifespan?

Between 1963 and 2004, in the United States, Furtney life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1975, and highest in 1998. The average life expectancy for Furtney in 1963 was 86, and 50 in 2004.

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