Furness Family History

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Furness Name Meaning

English: regional name from the district on the south coast of Cumbria (formerly in Lancashire), earlier Fuðarnes, so named from the genitive case (Fuðar) of Old Norse Fuð, meaning ‘rump’, the name of the peninsula, formerly of an island opposite the southern part of this district + Old Norse nes ‘headland’, ‘nose’. Norwegian: habitational name from any of various farms, particularly in Møre og Romsdal, named Furnes, from Old Norse fura ‘pine’ + nes ‘headland’.

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


Similar surnames: Urness, Fornes, Garness, Burtness, Fodness, Fadness, Farnes, Harness

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Furness Family Origin

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Furness Family Occupations

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  • Farmer

    6%
  • Joiner

    3%
  • Labourer

    2%
  • Agricultural Labourer

    2%

In 1881, Farmer, Joiner and Labourer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Furness. The most common Furness occupation in the UK was Farmer. 6% of Furness's were Farmers. A less common occupation for the Furness family was Agricultural Labourer.

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Furness Historical Records

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Furness Life Expectancy

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