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Furness History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms


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Early Origins of the Furness family


The surname Furness was first found in Belgium, where the name became noted for its many branches in the region, each house acquiring a status and influence which was envied by the princes of the region. The name was first recorded in East Flanders, a province in Belgium. Within this province the notable towns are Ghent, the capital city, St Nicolas, Alost, Termonde and Oudenarde. In their later history the surname became a power unto themselves and were elevated to the ranks of nobility as they grew into a most influential family.

Early History of the Furness family


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Furness Spelling Variations


Spelling variations of this family name include: Furnes, Furne, Furnez, Furnnes, Furrnes, Furnees, Furness, Furnne and many more.

Early Notables of the Furness family (pre 1700)


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Migration of the Furness family to the New World and Oceana


Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Furness Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • Joseph Furness, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1683
  • Daniel Furness, who settled in Pennsylvania in 1683
  • Daniel Furness, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1683 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    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)
  • Henry Furness, who landed in Pennsylvania in 1683 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    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)
  • John Furness, who landed in Pennsylvania in 1683 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    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)
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Furness Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Amy Furness, who settled in Annapolis Maryland in 1719
  • Ann Furness, who arrived in Annapolis, Maryland in 1719
  • Jacob Furness, who settled in New York in 1723
  • Jacob Furness, who arrived in New York in 1725 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    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)
  • John Furness, who arrived in America in 1735

Furness Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Edward Furness, who settled in Boston in 1849
  • John and Edward Furness, who arrived in Philadelphia in 1868
  • Edwin Furness, who arrived in Philadelphia in 1872

Furness Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • Thomas Furness, who arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Glen Huntley" in 1849 [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) The GLEN HUNTLEY 1849. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1849GlenHuntly.htm
  • Frederick Furness, who arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "William Hyde" in 1849 [3]CITATION[CLOSE]
    State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) WILLIAM HYDE 1849. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1849WilliamHyde.htm
  • Frederick Furness, aged 26, who arrived in South Australia in 1858 aboard the ship "Utopia"

Furness Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century

  • William Furness, who landed in Wellington, New Zealand in 1840
  • Mary Furness, who landed in Wellington, New Zealand in 1842 aboard the ship Birman
  • Smith Furness, who landed in Wellington, New Zealand in 1842 aboard the ship Birman
  • Mr. Henry Furness, British settler travelling from Gravesend aboard the ship "Kingston" arriving in Auckland, New Zealand on 29th December 1858 [4]CITATION[CLOSE]
    New Zealand Yesteryears Passenger Lists 1800 to 1900 (Retrieved 17th October 2018). Retrieved from http://www.yesteryears.co.nz/shipping/passlist.html
  • William Furness, who arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Gertrude" in 1863
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Contemporary Notables of the name Furness (post 1700)


  • Frank Heyling Furness (1839-1912), acclaimed American architect and Medal of Honor recipient
  • Elizabeth Mary Furness (1916-1994), American, better known as Betty Furness, actress, consumer advocate and current affairs commentator
  • Horace Howard Furness (1833-1912), American Shakespearean scholar
  • Lieutenant Christopher Furness (1912-1940), British soldier awarded the Victoria Cross during WWII [5]CITATION[CLOSE]
    World War 2 Awards.com - FURNESS, Christopher. (Retrieved 2010, September 27) Christopher Furness. Retrieved from http://www.ww2awards.com/person/54

Historic Events for the Furness family



Empress of Ireland

  • Mr. John William Furness, British Musician from United Kingdom who worked aboard the Empress of Ireland and died in the sinking [6]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Commemoration Empress of Ireland 2014. (Retrieved 2014, June 17) . Retrieved from http://www.empress2014.ca/seclangen/listepsc1.html

HMS Prince of Wales

  • Mr. Edward Furness, British Stoker 1st Class, who sailed into battle on the HMS Prince of Wales and died in the sinking [7]CITATION[CLOSE]
    HMS Prince of Wales Crew members. (Retrieved 2014, April 9) . Retrieved from http://www.forcez-survivors.org.uk/biographies/listprincecrew.html

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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. ^ State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) The GLEN HUNTLEY 1849. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1849GlenHuntly.htm
  3. ^ State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) WILLIAM HYDE 1849. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1849WilliamHyde.htm
  4. ^ New Zealand Yesteryears Passenger Lists 1800 to 1900 (Retrieved 17th October 2018). Retrieved from http://www.yesteryears.co.nz/shipping/passlist.html
  5. ^ World War 2 Awards.com - FURNESS, Christopher. (Retrieved 2010, September 27) Christopher Furness. Retrieved from http://www.ww2awards.com/person/54
  6. ^ Commemoration Empress of Ireland 2014. (Retrieved 2014, June 17) . Retrieved from http://www.empress2014.ca/seclangen/listepsc1.html
  7. ^ HMS Prince of Wales Crew members. (Retrieved 2014, April 9) . Retrieved from http://www.forcez-survivors.org.uk/biographies/listprincecrew.html


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