Norman Conquest of 1066. The Furnival family lived in Lincolnshire. Their name, however, is not a reference to this area, but to their place of residence prior to the Norman Conquest of England in 1066, Fourneville in Calvados, Normandy.
Early Origins of the Furnival family
Lincolnshire where they held a family seat from very early times and were granted lands by Duke William of Normandy, their liege Lord, for their distinguished assistance at the Battle of Hastings in 1066 A.D.
Early History of the Furnival family
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Furnival Spelling Variations
hundred years ago, spelling variations of names were a common occurrence. Elements of Latin, Norman French and other languages became incorporated into English throughout the Middle Ages, and name spellings changed even among the literate. The variations of the surname Furnival include Furnival, Furnivall, Furniwal, Furniwall and many more.
Early Notables of the Furnival family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Furnival family to the New World and Oceana
In England at this time, the uncertainty of the political and religious environment of the time caused many families to board ships for distant British colonies in the hopes of finding land and opportunity, and escaping persecution. The voyages were expensive, crowded, and difficult, though, and many arrived in North America sick, starved, and destitute. Those who did make it, however, were greeted with greater opportunities and freedoms that they could have experienced at home. Many of those families went on to make important contributions to the young nations in which they settled. Early immigration records have shown some of the first Furnivals to arrive on North American shores: Richard Furnwall and Samuel Furnwall arrived in Philadelphia in 1876.
Contemporary Notables of the name Furnival (post 1700)
Historic Events for the Furnival family
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