Furse Family History

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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

What did your Furse ancestors do for a living?

In 1939, Farmer and Unpaid Domestic Duties were the top reported jobs for men and women in the UK named Furse. 22% of Furse men worked as a Farmer and 78% of Furse women worked as an Unpaid Domestic Duties. Some less common occupations for Americans named Furse were Farmer Mixed and Incapacitated

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Top Male Occupations in 1939

  • Farmer
    22%
  • Fisherman
    17%
  • General Labourer
    9%
  • Farmer Mixed
    6%

Top Female Occupations in 1939

  • Unpaid Domestic Duties
    78%
  • Household Duties
    4%
  • Unpaid Domestic
    3%
  • Incapacitated
    3%

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

Furse Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 11,000 census records available for the last name Furse. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Furse 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 Furse. 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 1,000 military records available for the last name Furse. For the veterans among your Furse ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Furse Life Expectancy

What is the average Furse lifespan?

Between 1956 and 2004, in the United States, 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.

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