The annals of Scottish history reveal that Furney was first used as a name by ancestors of the Pictish tribe of ancient Scotland. The Furney family lived in the lands of Fernie in Fife where the name can be found since very early times.
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Before the first dictionaries appeared in the last few hundred years, scribes spelled according to sound. spelling variations are common among Scottish names. Furney has been spelled Fernie, Ferny, Fearny, Fearney, Ferney, Firnie, Firney and many more.
In those unstable times, many had no choice but to leave their beloved homelands. Sickness and poverty hounded travelers to North America, but those who made it were welcomed with land and opportunity. These settlers gave the young nations of Canada and the United States a strong backbone as they stood up for their beliefs as United Empire Loyalists and in the American War of Independence. In this century, the ancestors of these brave Scots have begun to recover their illustrious heritage through Clan societies and other heritage organizations. Early passenger and immigration lists reveal many Scottish settlers bearing the name Furney:
Furney Settlers in United States in the 20th Century
Gorgdon Henry Furney, aged 25, arrived in New York in 1919 aboard the ship "Mauretania" from Southampton, England
Herbert C. Furney, aged 35, arrived in New York in 1920 from St. John, New Brunswick 
Maggie Furney, aged 25, originally from Torragee, Ireland, arrived in New York in 1920 aboard the ship "Caronia" from Liverpool, England
Leonard Furney, aged 34, arrived in New York in 1920 aboard the ship "Caronia" from Liverpool, England