Furman History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms 

The name Furman is derived from the German word "Führ," meaning "cart" or "wagon." As a name Fuhrmann and its variants denoted a "waggoner," that is, someone who carted goods.

Early Origins of the Furman family

The surname Furman was first found in Liegntiz, where the first on record appears to be Franke de Vurman, in 1386.

Important Dates for the Furman family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Furman research. Another 88 words (6 lines of text) covering the years 1599 and 1621 are included under the topic Early Furman History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Furman Spelling Variations

Spelling variations of this family name include: Fuhrman, Fuhrmann, Führmann, Furman, Furmann and others.

Early Notables of the Furman family (pre 1700)

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Furman migration to the United States

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Furman Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
  • Thomas Furman, who landed in Virginia in 1702 [1]
  • Gabriel Furman, aged 33, who landed in New York in 1719 [1]
  • Josiah Furman, aged 33, who landed in New York in 1719 [1]
  • Paul, Furman Sr., who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1741 [1]
  • Jacob Furman, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1749 [1]
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Furman migration to Canada

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Furman Settlers in Canada in the 18th Century
  • Mr. Frederick Furman U.E. who arrived at Port Roseway [Shelburne], Nova Scotia on December 13, 1783 was passenger number 417 aboard the ship "HMS Clinton", picked up on November 14, 1783 at East River, New York [2]
  • Mrs. Elizabeth Furman U.E. who arrived at Port Roseway [Shelburne], Nova Scotia on December 13, 1783 was passenger number 501 aboard the ship "HMS Clinton", picked up on November 14, 1783 at East River, New York [2]
Furman Settlers in Canada in the 20th Century
  • Kaska Furman, who arrived in Manitoba in 1900
  • Katharina Furman, who landed in Manitoba in 1900

Contemporary Notables of the name Furman (post 1700)

  • Lucy S. Furman (1870-1958), American author from Henderson, Kentucky, known for her short stories of Kentucky mountain life
  • Gabriel Furman (1756-1844), American politician
  • William Furman (1765-1852), American jurist, father of Gabriel Furman
  • Gabriel Furman (b. 1800), American lawyer, historian and politician
  • Richard Furman (1755-1825), American Baptist leader from Charleston, South Carolina, the 1st President of the Triennial Convention in 1814, eponym of Furman University, Greenville, South Carolina and the town of Furman,South Carolina
  • Ashrita Furman (b. 1954), born Keith Furman, American holder of 216 records in the Guinness Book of Records
  • Simon Christopher Francis Furman, British comic book writer, best known for his work on the Transformers franchise
  • Dean Furman (b. 1988), South African footballer for SuperSport United
  • Semyon Furman (1920-1978), Soviet chess Grandmaster
  • William Furman Doty (b. 1870), American politician, U.S. Consul in Tahiti, 1902-06; Tabriz, 1906-10; Riga, 1910-11; Nassau, 1914-17; Cardiff, 1919; Stoke-on-Trent, 1920;

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Citations

  1. ^ Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
  2. ^ Rubincam, Milton. The Old United Empire Loyalists List. Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc, 1976. (Originally published as; United Empire Loyalists. The Centennial of the Settlement of Upper Canada. Rose Publishing Company, 1885.) ISBN 0-8063-0331-X
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