Show ContentsFurner History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

Early Origins of the Furner family

The surname Furner was first found in Edinburghshire, a former county, now part of the Midlothian council area where they held a family seat from very ancient times.

Early History of the Furner family

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Furner Spelling Variations

Although the name, Furner, appeared in many references, from time to time, the surname was shown with the spellings Verner, Vernour, Vernor and others.

Early Notables of the Furner family (pre 1700)

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Ireland Migration of the Furner family to Ireland

Some of the Furner family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. More information about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Migration of the Furner family

Gradually becoming disenchanted with life in Ireland many of these uprooted families sailed aboard the armada of sailing ships known as the "White Sails" which plied the stormy Atlantic. These overcrowded ships often arrived with only 60 to 70% of their original passenger list, many dying of cholera, typhoid, dysentery or small pox. In North America, some of the first immigrants who could be considered kinsmen of the Furner family name Furner, or who bore a variation of the surname were Peter and Phillip Verner who settled in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1747; Charles Verner settled in Philadelphia in 1847.

Contemporary Notables of the name Furner (post 1700) +

  • Brigadier George Furner Langley (1891-1971), Australian Commissioner ARC Field Force United Kingdom & Middle East from 1944 to 1946 [1]

The Furner 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: Pro Christo et patria
Motto Translation: For Christ and Country.

  1. Generals of World War II. (Retrieved 2011, August 30) George Langley. Retrieved from on Facebook