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Furness Early Origins



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.

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Furness Spelling Variations


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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.

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Furness Early History


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Furness Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Furness research. Another 159 words (11 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Furness History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Furness Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Furness Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Furness 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 were:

Furness Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • Joseph Furness, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1683
  • Daniel Furness, who came to Pennsylvania in 1683
  • Daniel Furness, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1683
  • Henry Furness, who landed in Pennsylvania in 1683
  • John Furness, who landed in Pennsylvania in 1683
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Furness Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Amy Furness settled in Annapolis Maryland in 1719
  • Ann Furness, who arrived in Annapolis, Maryland in 1719
  • Jacob Furness, who came to New York in 1723
  • Jacob Furness, who arrived in New York in 1725
  • 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 arrived in Philadelphia in 1868
  • Edwin Furness, who arrived in Philadelphia in 1872

Furness Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • Thomas Furness arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Glen Huntley" in 1849
  • Frederick Furness arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "William Hyde" in 1849
  • Frederick Furness, aged 26, arrived in South Australia in 1858 aboard the ship "Utopia"

Furness Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century

  • William Furness landed in Wellington, New Zealand in 1840
  • Mary Furness landed in Wellington, New Zealand in 1842 aboard the ship Birman
  • Smith Furness landed in Wellington, New Zealand in 1842 aboard the ship Birman
  • William Furness arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Gertrude" in 1863
  • William Furness, aged 30, a labourer, arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Alfred" in 1864 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Archives New Zealand Micro 5019. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) Alfred. Retrieved from http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~ourstuff/Alfred1864.htm
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Contemporary Notables of the name Furness (post 1700)


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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

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Furness Historic Events


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Furness Historic Events




Empress of Ireland

  • Mr. John William Furness, British Musician from United Kingdom who worked aboard the Empress of Ireland and died in the sinking on May 29th 1914

HMS Prince of Wales

  • Mr. Edward Furness, British Stoker 1st Class, who sailed in to battle on the HMS Prince of Wales and died during the sinking

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See Also


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Citations


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Citations



  1. ^ Archives New Zealand Micro 5019. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) Alfred. Retrieved from http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~ourstuff/Alfred1864.htm

Other References

  1. Sanders, Joanne McRee Edition. English Settlers in Barbados 1637-1800. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
  2. Burke, John Bernard Ed. The Roll of Battle Abbey. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
  3. Shirley, Evelyn Philip. Noble and Gentle Men of England Or Notes Touching The Arms and Descendants of the Ancient Knightley and Gentle Houses of England Arranged in their Respective Counties 3rd Edition. Westminster: John Bowyer Nichols and Sons, 1866. Print.
  4. Holt, J.C. Ed. Domesday Studies. Woodbridge: Boydell, 1987. Print. (ISBN 0-85115-477-8).
  5. Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin, Eds. Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8).
  6. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
  7. Hanks, Patricia and Flavia Hodges. A Dictionary of Surnames. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print. (ISBN 0-19-211592-8).
  8. Leeson, Francis L. Dictionary of British Peerages. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1986. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-1121-5).
  9. Hitching, F.K and S. Hitching. References to English Surnames in 1601-1602. Walton On Thames: 1910. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-0181-3).
  10. Chadwick, Nora Kershaw and J.X.W.P Corcoran. The Celts. London: Penguin, 1790. Print. (ISBN 0140212116).
  11. ...

The Furness Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Furness 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.

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