Furey Name Meaning

Irish: reduced Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó Fiúra, earlier Ó Fiodhabhra ‘bushy eyebrows’, from fiodh ‘wood’ + (f)abhra ‘eyebrow’.

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


Similar surnames: Prey, Carey, Curley, Fury, Furry, Furrey, Fey, Buley, Uren, Tirey

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Furey Family Origin

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Furey Family Occupations

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  • Bricklayers Labourer

    11%
  • Coal Miner

    11%
  • Shoemaker

    11%
  • Boiler Maker

    6%

In 1881, a less common occupation for the Furey family was Boiler Maker. Bricklayers Labourer, Coal Miner and Shoemaker were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Furey. The most common Furey occupation in the UK was Bricklayers Labourer. 11% of Furey's were Bricklayers Labourers.

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Furey Historical Records

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Furey Life Expectancy

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United States

Between 1946 and 2004, Furey life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1956, and highest in 1997. The average life expectancy for Furey in 1946 was 39, and 73 in 2004.

Source: Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Furey

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