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Furlan History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms



From the ancient and picturesque Italian region of Venice emerged a variety of distinguished names, including the notable surname Furlan. Although people were originally known only by a single name, it became necessary for people to adopt a second name to identify themselves as populations grew and travel became more frequent. The process of adopting fixed hereditary surnames was not complete until the modern era, but the use of hereditary family names in Italy began in the 10th and 11th centuries. Italian hereditary surnames were developed according to fairly general principles and they are characterized by a profusion of derivatives coined from given names. Although the most traditional type of family name found in the region of Venice is the patronymic surname, which is derived from the father's given name, local surnames are also found. Local names, which are the least frequent of the major types of surnames found in Italy, are derived from a place-name where the original bearer once resided or held land. Often Italian local surnames bore the prefix "di," which signifies emigration from one place to another, but does not necessarily denote nobility. The Furlan family lived in Friuli, in the northeast of Italy.

Early Origins of the Furlan family


The surname Furlan was first found in the town of Sabbionetta, where records show Vitaliano Furlani was a military Captain under Pope Clemente VII. It was at this time, during the early 1500's, that Vitaliano and his family moved to the larger city of Ferrara.

Early History of the Furlan family


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Furlan Spelling Variations


Italian surnames come in far more variations than the names of most other nationalities. Regional traditions and dialects are a decisive factor in this characteristic. For example, northern names tend to end in "o", while southern in "i". Also important, but not unique to Italy, was the fact that before dictionaries and the printing press most scribes simply spelled words according to their sounds. The predictable result was an enormous number of spelling variations. The recorded spellings of Furlan include Furlani, Forlani, Furlano, Forlano, Furlan, Forlan, Furlanis, Furlanich, Furlanetti, Furlanetto, Furletti, Furlotti and many more.

Early Notables of the Furlan family (pre 1700)


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Migration of the Furlan family to the New World and Oceana


Early North American immigration records have revealed a number of people bearing the name Furlan or a variant listed above:

Furlan Settlers in United States in the 20th Century

  • Giuseppe Furlan, aged 30, arrived in New York City, New York in 1919 aboard the ship "Francesca" from Naples, Italy [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    "New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:J6QY-2J9 : 6 December 2014), Giuseppe Furlan, 26 Mar 1919; citing departure port Naples, arrival port New York City, New York, New York, ship name Francesca, NARA microfilm publication T715 and M237 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).
  • Antonio Furlan, aged 18, arrived in Philadelphia and New York in 1919 aboard the ship "Ansaldo IV" from Genoa, Italy [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    "New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:J67D-VJD : 6 December 2014), Antonio Furlan, 11 Oct 1919; citing departure port Genoa, arrival port Philadelphia and New York, ship name Ansaldo IV, NARA microfilm publication T715 and M237 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).
  • Giovanni Furlan, arrived in New York in 1919 aboard the ship "Sofia" from Genoa, Italy [3]CITATION[CLOSE]
    "New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:J642-LZ8 : 6 December 2014), Giovanni Furlan, 09 May 1919; citing departure port Genoa, arrival port New York, ship name Sofia, NARA microfilm publication T715 and M237 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).
  • Giuliano Furlan, aged 39, arrived in New York in 1919 aboard the ship "Bayonne" from Monopoli via Gibraltar [4]CITATION[CLOSE]
    "New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:J6W2-TTL : 6 December 2014), Giuliano Furlan, 05 Aug 1919; citing departure port Monopoli via Gibraltar, arrival port New York, ship name Bayonne, NARA microfilm publication T715 and M237 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).
  • Giusto Furlan, aged 30, arrived in New York in 1919 aboard the ship "Francesca" from Naples, Italy [5]CITATION[CLOSE]
    "New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:J67T-13D : 6 December 2014), Giusto Furlan, 14 Jun 1919; citing departure port Naples, arrival port New York, ship name Francesca, NARA microfilm publication T715 and M237 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).

Contemporary Notables of the name Furlan (post 1700)


  • Alan Furlan (1920-1997), American actor
  • Brittany Furlan (b. 1986), American comedian and internet personality
  • Sergio Furlan (b. 1940), Italian sailor
  • Renzo Furlan (b. 1970), Italian tennis player
  • Giorgio Furlan (b. 1966), Italian cyclist
  • Federico Furlan (b. 1990), Italian footballer
  • Alessio Furlan (b. 1976), Italian boxer
  • Jean-Marc Furlan (b. 1957), French footballer and manager
  • Gabriel Furlán (b. 1964), Argentine racing driver
  • Bruno Furlan (b. 1992), Brazilian footballer
  • ... (Another 5 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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  1. ^ "New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:J6QY-2J9 : 6 December 2014), Giuseppe Furlan, 26 Mar 1919; citing departure port Naples, arrival port New York City, New York, New York, ship name Francesca, NARA microfilm publication T715 and M237 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).
  2. ^ "New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:J67D-VJD : 6 December 2014), Antonio Furlan, 11 Oct 1919; citing departure port Genoa, arrival port Philadelphia and New York, ship name Ansaldo IV, NARA microfilm publication T715 and M237 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).
  3. ^ "New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:J642-LZ8 : 6 December 2014), Giovanni Furlan, 09 May 1919; citing departure port Genoa, arrival port New York, ship name Sofia, NARA microfilm publication T715 and M237 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).
  4. ^ "New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:J6W2-TTL : 6 December 2014), Giuliano Furlan, 05 Aug 1919; citing departure port Monopoli via Gibraltar, arrival port New York, ship name Bayonne, NARA microfilm publication T715 and M237 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).
  5. ^ "New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:J67T-13D : 6 December 2014), Giusto Furlan, 14 Jun 1919; citing departure port Naples, arrival port New York, ship name Francesca, NARA microfilm publication T715 and M237 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).

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