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The surname Furfy comes from the Irish Gaelic name "O Foirbhithe," pronounced "furvihe," from the Gaelic adjective meaning "perfect" or "complete."

Furfy Early Origins



The surname Furfy was first found in County Louth (Irish: Lú) the smallest county in Ireland, located on the East coast, in the Province of Leinster, where Patrick O'Fewrthy, was noted in 1428 when he incurred excommunication at Armagh for an unrepentant injury to the property of the Abbey of Knock, County Louth.

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Furfy Spelling Variations


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Furfy Spelling Variations



Spelling variations of this family name include: Furphy, O'Furphy, Furfey, Furpey, O'Furfuye, O'Fuorphy and many more.

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Furfy Early History


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Furfy Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Furfy research. Another 99 words (7 lines of text) covering the years 1602, 1664 and 1841 are included under the topic Early Furfy History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Furfy Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Furfy Early Notables (pre 1700)



Another 21 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Furfy Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration


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The Great Migration



Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: Pat Furpey, who landed in New York in 1848; William Furfey, who died in Roxbury, Massachusetts in 1854; and Mary Furpy, who arrived in New York in 1858..

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Motto



The motto was originally a war cry or slogan. Mottoes first began to be shown with arms in the 14th and 15th centuries, but were not in general use until the 17th century. Thus the oldest coats of arms generally do not include a motto. Mottoes seldom form part of the grant of arms: Under most heraldic authorities, a motto is an optional component of the coat of arms, and can be added to or changed at will; many families have chosen not to display a motto.

Motto: Lamb dearg Eirin
Motto Translation: The red hand of Ireland.


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See Also


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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Land Owners in Ireland. Genealogical Publishing. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-1203-3).
    2. Browning, Charles H. Americans of Royal Descent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    3. Zieber, Eugene. Heraldry in America. Philadelphia: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
    4. Woodham-Smith, Cecil. The Great Hunger Ireland 1845-1849. New York: Old Town Books, 1962. Print. (ISBN 0-88029-385-3).
    5. Matthews, John. Matthews' American Armoury and Blue Book. London: John Matthews, 1911. Print.
    6. Best, Hugh. Debrett's Texas Peerage. New York: Coward-McCann, 1983. Print. (ISBN 069811244X).
    7. Leyburn, James Graham. The Scotch-Irish A Social History. Chapel Hill: UNC Press, 1962. Print. (ISBN 0807842591).
    8. Rasmussen, Louis J. . San Francisco Ship Passenger Lists 4 Volumes Colma, California 1965 Reprint. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1978. Print.
    9. The Norman People and Their Existing Descendants in the British Dominions and the United States Of America. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1975. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-0636-X).
    10. Grehan, Ida. Dictionary of Irish Family Names. Boulder: Roberts Rinehart, 1997. Print. (ISBN 1-57098-137-X).
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    The Furfy Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Furfy 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.

    This page was last modified on 8 April 2014 at 15:05.

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