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Where did the German Furrer family come from? What is the German Furrer family crest and coat of arms? When did the Furrer family first arrive in the United States? Where did the various branches of the family go? What is the Furrer family history?

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Spelling variations of this family name include: Furer, Fürer, Fuhrer, Furen, Furern, Furersbach, Furenhaus, Furet, Fürleger and many more.

First found in Switzerland, where the name came from humble beginnings but gained a significant reputation for its contribution to the emerging mediaeval society. It later became more prominent as many branches of the same house acquired distant estates and branches, some in foreign countries, always elevating their social status by their great contributions to society.


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This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Furrer research. Another 234 words(17 lines of text) covering the years 1599 and 1621 are included under the topic Early Furrer History in all our PDF Extended History products.

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More information is included under the topic Early Furrer Notables in all our PDF Extended History products.

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Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Furrer Settlers in the United States in the 18th Century


  • Susanna Furrer, who landed in Carolina in 1734
  • Anna Maria Furrer, who arrived in Carolina in 1743
  • Barbara Furrer, who settled in Carolina in 1743

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  • Will Furrer (b. 1968), American football quarterback
  • Reinhard Alfred Furrer (1940-1995), German scientist and astronaut
  • Jonas Furrer (1805-1861), Swiss politician and member of the Swiss Federal Council (1848-1861)
  • Beat Furrer (b. 1954), Swiss pianist and composer
  • Jessica Furrer (b. 1983), Miss Arkansas USA 2005
  • Otto Furrer, former Swiss alpine skier


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  1. Oswald, G. Lexicon der Heraldik. Leipzig: 1984. Print.
  2. Gritzner, M. Handbuch der heraldischen Terminologie in zwölf Zungen. Nürnberg: 1890. Print.
  3. Strassburger, Ralph B. German Pioneers The Original Lists of Arrivals in the Port of Philadelphia 3 Volumes. Baltimore: Picton Press, 1992. Print. (ISBN 978-0929539980).
  4. Brechenmacher, Josef Karlmann. Deutches Namenbuch. Stuttgart: Verlag von Adolf Bonz & Comp, 1928. Print.
  5. Kapff, Rudolf. Schwäbische Geschlechtsnamen. Stuttgart: Verlag Silberburg, 1927. Print.
  6. Zoder, Rudolf. Familiennamen in Ostfalen. Hildesheim: Geog Olms Verlagsbuchhandlung, 1968. Print.
  7. Siebmacher, J.J. Siebmacher's Grosses Wappenbuch 35 Volumes. Germany: Bauer & Raspe. Print.
  8. Crozier, William Armstrong Edition. Crozier's General Armory A Registry of American Families Entitled to Coat Armor. New York: Fox, Duffield, 1904. Print.
  9. Steed, Henry Wickham . The Hapsburg Monarchy. London: Constable and Company, 1919. Print.
  10. Fogleman, Aaron Spencer. Journeys German Immigration, Settlement and Political Culture in Colonial America 1717-1775. Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press, 1986. Print. (ISBN 978-0812215489).
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The Furrer Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Furrer Family Crest was drawn according to heraldic standards based on published blazons. We generally include the oldest published family crest once associated with each surname.

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