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Furnia is a name whose ancestors lived among the Picts, a tribe in ancient Scotland. The Furnia family lived in the lands of Fernie in Fife where the name can be found since very early times.

Furnia Early Origins



The surname Furnia was first found in Fife, where Fernie Castle, the family's ancestral home is an enlarged sixteenth-century tower house just east of the village of Letham.

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Furnia Spelling Variations


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Furnia Spelling Variations



The appearance of the printing press and the first dictionaries in the last few hundred years did much to standardize spelling. Prior to that time scribes spelled according to sound, a practice that resulted in many spelling variations. Furnia has been spelled Fernie, Ferny, Fearny, Fearney, Ferney, Firnie, Firney and many more.

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Furnia Early History


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Furnia Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Furnia research. Another 187 words (13 lines of text) covering the years 1390, 1475 and 1516 are included under the topic Early Furnia History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Furnia Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Furnia Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Furnia 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



The expense of the crossing to the North American colonies seemed small beside the difficulties of remaining in Scotland. It was a long and hard trip, but at its end lay the reward of freedom. Some Scots remained faithful to England and called themselves United Empire Loyalists, while others fought in the American War of Independence. Much of this lost Scottish heritage has been recovered in the last century through Clan societies and other patriotic Scottish organizations. A search of immigration and passenger lists revealed many important, early immigrants to North America bearing the name of Furnia: John Fernie made his home in Virginia in 1623. William Fernie landed in New England in 1654. Many of the Fernie name purchased land in Pennsylvania in the mid-1800's..

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