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The surname Furrer was first found in Switzerland, where the name came from humble beginnings but gained a significant reputation for its contribution to the emerging mediaeval society. It later became more prominent as many branches of the same house acquired distant estates and branches, some in foreign countries, always elevating their social status by their great contributions to society.

Spelling variations of this family name include: Furer, Fürer, Fuhrer, Furen, Furern, Furersbach, Furenhaus, Furet, Fürleger and many more.


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This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Furrer research. Another 234 words (17 lines of text) covering the years 1599 and 1621 are included under the topic Early Furrer History in all our PDF Extended History products.

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Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Furrer Settlers in United States in the 18th Century


  • Susanna Furrer, who landed in Carolina in 1734
  • Anna Maria Furrer, who arrived in Carolina in 1743
  • Barbara Furrer, who settled in Carolina in 1743

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  • Will Furrer (b. 1968), American football quarterback
  • Reinhard Alfred Furrer (1940-1995), German scientist and astronaut
  • Beat Furrer (b. 1954), Swiss pianist and composer
  • Jonas Furrer (1805-1861), Swiss politician and member of the Swiss Federal Council (1848-1861)
  • Otto Furrer, former Swiss alpine skier
  • Jessica Furrer (b. 1983), Miss Arkansas USA 2005


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  2. Preuss, Otto. Die Lippischen Familiennamen mit Berücksichtigung der Ortsnamen. Detmold: Meyer'sche Hofbuchh, 1887. Print.
  3. Kneschke, Dr. Ernest Heinrich. Neues allgemeines Deutsches Adels-Lexicon 9 Volumes New General German Aristocracy Lexicon. Leipzig: Friedrich Voigt, 1859. Print.
  4. Zieber, Eugene. Heraldry in America. Philadelphia: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
  5. Götze, Alfred. Familiennamen im badischen Oberland. Heidelberg: C. Winter, 1918. Print.
  6. Bahlow, Hans. Deutschlands geographische Namenwelt Etymologisches Lexikon der Fluss- und Ortsnamen alteuropaischer Herkunft. Frankfurt: Suhrkamp, 1985. Print.
  7. Bahlow, Hans (Edda Gentry trns). Dictionary of German Names . Madison, Wisconsin: Max Kade Institute, 2002. Print. (ISBN 0-924119-35-7).
  8. Fogleman, Aaron Spencer. Journeys German Immigration, Settlement and Political Culture in Colonial America 1717-1775. Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press, 1986. Print. (ISBN 978-0812215489).
  9. Rolland, and H.V. Rolland. Illustrations to the Armorial general by J. B. Rietstap 6 volumes in 3. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1976. Print.
  10. Bentley, Elizabeth P. Passenger Arrivals at the Port of New York 1820-1829. Baltimore, Maryland: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1999. Print.
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The Furrer Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Furrer 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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