Furlong Family History

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Furlong Name Meaning

English and Irish: apparently a topographic name from Middle English furlong ‘length of a field’ (from Old English furh ‘furrow’ + lang ‘long’), the technical term for the block of strips owned by several different persons which formed the unit of cultivation in the medieval open-field system of farming, or a habitational name from a minor place named with this word, such as Furlong in Devon or Shropshire. The surname is now chiefly common in Ireland, where a family of this name settled at the end of the 13th century. Possibly an Americanized form of French Ferland.

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

Similar surnames: Burling, Long, Bushong, Darling, Turton, Farlow, Harling, Curling

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Furlong Family Origin

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Furlong Family Occupations

What did your Furlong ancestors do for a living?

In 1939, General Labourer and Unpaid Domestic Duties were the top reported jobs for men and women in the UK named Furlong. 3% of Furlong men worked as a General Labourer and 54% of Furlong women worked as an Unpaid Domestic Duties. Some less common occupations for Americans named Furlong were General Labourer Heavy Worker and Domestic Duties

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Top Male Occupations in 1939

  • General Labourer
  • Dock Labourer
  • Builders Labourer
  • General Labourer Heavy Worker

Top Female Occupations in 1939

  • Unpaid Domestic Duties
  • Domestic Servant
  • Unpaid Domestic
  • Domestic Duties

*We display top occupations by gender to maintain their historical accuracy during times when men and women often performed different jobs.

Furlong Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 71,000 census records available for the last name Furlong. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Furlong 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

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Draft Card

There are 10,000 military records available for the last name Furlong. For the veterans among your Furlong ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Furlong Life Expectancy

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Between 1945 and 2004, in the United States, Furlong life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1945, and highest in 1997. The average life expectancy for Furlong in 1945 was 38, and 76 in 2004.

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