Furman Family History

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Furman Name Meaning

Polish, Czech, Slovak, Jewish (eastern Ashkenazic), and Slovenian: occupational name for a carter or drayman, the driver of a horse-drawn delivery vehicle, from Polish, Yiddish, and Slovenian furman, a loanword from German (see Fuhrmann). See also Forman. English: variant of Firmin. Americanized spelling of German Fuhrmann.

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

Similar surnames: Forman, Kurman, Sturman, Urman, Burman, German, Urban, Gurman

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Furman Ethnicity Estimate

What are the common regions with the Furman name?

These results combine data from everyone in the AncestryDNA® database with the last name Furman. The Ancestry® ethnicity regions shown are top five most common on average for these people.

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  • England & Wales


  • Ireland & Scotland


  • European Jewish


  • Germanic Europe


  • Eastern Europe & Russia


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Furman Family Origin

Where is the Furman family from?

Furman Family Occupations

What did your Furman ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, the most common Furman occupation in the UK was Brass Finisher. 14% of Furman's were Brass Finishers. Brass Finisher, Coal Merchant and Jewellers Polisher were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Furman. A less common occupation for the Furman family was Labourer.

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  • Brass Finisher

  • Coal Merchant

  • Jewellers Polisher

  • Labourer


Census records can tell you a lot of little known facts about your Furman ancestors, such as occupation. Occupation can tell you about your ancestor's social and economic status.

Furman Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 44,000 census records available for the last name Furman. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Furman 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

There are 7,000 immigration records available for the last name Furman. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in the UK, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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Draft Card

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

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Furman Life Expectancy

What is the average Furman lifespan?

Between 1946 and 2004, in the United States, Furman life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1954, and highest in 2003. The average life expectancy for Furman in 1946 was 51, and 79 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Furman

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Furman ancestors lived in harsh conditions. A short lifespan might also indicate health problems that were once prevalent in your family. The SSDI is a searchable database of more than 70 million names. You can find birthdates, death dates, addresses and more.

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