Fuhrman History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

The name Fuhrman 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 Fuhrman family

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

Early History of the Fuhrman family

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Fuhrman Spelling Variations

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

Early Notables of the Fuhrman family (pre 1700)

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Fuhrman Ranking

In the United States, the name Fuhrman is the 5,824th most popular surname with an estimated 4,974 people with that name. [1]


United States Fuhrman migration to the United States +

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Fuhrman Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
  • Mattys Fuhrman, who arrived in New York in 1709 [2]
  • Jacob Fuhrman, who arrived in New York, NY in 1710 [2]
  • Georg Philip Fuhrman, who landed in America in 1738 [2]
  • Johannes Fuhrman, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1764 [2]
Fuhrman Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • John Fuhrman, who landed in Allegany (Allegheny) County, Pennsylvania in 1832 [2]
  • Rabetta Fuhrman, who landed in New York, NY in 1850 [2]

Contemporary Notables of the name Fuhrman (post 1700) +

  • Alfred George Fuhrman (1896-1969), American Major League Baseball catcher
  • Chris Fuhrman (1960-1991), American novelist
  • Isabelle Fuhrman (b. 1997), American teen actress
  • Joel Fuhrman (b. 1953), American board-certified family physician
  • Mark Fuhrman (b. 1952), former detective of the Los Angeles Police Department


  1. ^ https://namecensus.com/most_common_surnames.htm
  2. ^ 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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