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Furner Family History

Furner Name Meaning

English: occupational name for a baker, from Old French fo(u)rnier (Late Latin furnarius, a derivative of furnus ‘oven’).

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


Similar surnames: Forner, Turner, Furber, Furnari, Berner, Fournet, Lerner, Butner

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Where is the Furner family from?

You can see how Furner families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Furner family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Furner families were found in United Kingdom in 1891. In 1891 there were 250 Furner families living in London. This was about 19% of all the recorded Furner's in United Kingdom. London had the highest population of Furner families in 1891.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Furner surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Furner ancestors do for a living?

In 1939, General Labourer and Unpaid Domestic Duties were the top reported jobs for men and women in the United Kingdom named Furner. 31% of Furner men worked as a General Labourer and 76% of Furner women worked as an Unpaid Domestic Duties. Some less common occupations for Americans named Furner were Insurance Agent and Housekeeper. .

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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 1939

  • General Labourer
    31%
  • Incapacitated
    8%
  • Commercial Traveller
    8%
  • Insurance Agent
    8%

Top Female Occupations In 1939

  • Unpaid Domestic Duties
    76%
  • Domestic Servant
    5%
  • Unpaid Domestic
    4%
  • Housekeeper
    3%
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What Furner family records will you find?

Census Records

There are 29,000 census records available for the last name Furner. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Furner 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 2,000 immigration records available for the last name Furner. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in Australia, 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 Furner. For the veterans among your Furner ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Furner lifespan?

Between 1963 and 2004, in the United States, Furner life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1989, and highest in 1980. The average life expectancy for Furner in 1963 was 74, and 80 in 2004.

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