Furr Family History

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Furr Name Meaning

English: from Middle English furre ‘coat or garment made of or trimmed with fur’, applied as a metonymic occupational name for a maker or seller of such garments, or a nickname for someone who habitually wore one.

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


Similar surnames: Farr, Fuhr, Burr, Uhr, Curd, Turk, Farm, Fulp, Curl, Durr

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Furr Family Origin

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Furr Family Occupations

What did your Furr ancestors do for a living?

In 1939, Fishmonger and Unpaid Domestic Duties were the top reported jobs for men and women in the UK named Furr. 36% of Furr men worked as a Fishmonger and 89% of Furr women worked as an Unpaid Domestic Duties. Some less common occupations for Americans named Furr were Gas Works Labourer and Unpaid Domestic

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Top Male Occupations in 1939

  • Fishmonger
    36%
  • Builders Labourer
    22%
  • Retired
    15%
  • Gas Works Labourer
    15%

Top Female Occupations in 1939

  • Unpaid Domestic Duties
    89%
  • Fishmongers Assistant
    3%
  • House Duties
    3%
  • Unpaid Domestic
    3%

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

Furr Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 25,000 census records available for the last name Furr. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Furr 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 1,000 immigration records available for the last name Furr. 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 6,000 military records available for the last name Furr. For the veterans among your Furr ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Furr Life Expectancy

What is the average Furr lifespan?

Between 1948 and 2004, in the United States, Furr life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1949, and highest in 2001. The average life expectancy for Furr in 1948 was 35, and 74 in 2004.

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An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Furr 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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