Furse Name Meaning

English (chiefly Devon): topographic name for someone who lived on a piece of land that was thickly grown with gorse, from Old English fyrse ‘gorse’, or a habitational name from a place named with this word, as for example Furze in Devon and Cornwall.

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


Similar surnames: Fuse, Hurst, Purse, Hulse, Fosse, Forsey, Furby, Fure, Furst, Burke

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Furse Family Origin

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Furse Family Occupations

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  • Farmer

    9%
  • Fisherman

    9%
  • Carpenter

    3%
  • Labourer

    3%

In 1881, the most common Furse occupation in the UK was Farmer. 9% of Furse's were Farmers. A less common occupation for the Furse family was Labourer. Farmer, Fisherman and Carpenter were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Furse.

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Furse Historical Records

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Furse Life Expectancy

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Between 1956 and 2004, Furse life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1979, and highest in 1971. The average life expectancy for Furse in 1956 was 58, and 56 in 2004.

Source: Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Furse

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