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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 and printed products wherever possible.

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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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Citations



    Other References

    1. Karlsruhe. Badisches Generallandesarchiv Baden Emigration lists 1866-1911. Salt Lake City: Microfilm of Card Index by the Genealogical Society of Utah. Print.
    2. Zieber, Eugene. Heraldry in America. Philadelphia: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
    3. Bolton, Charles Knowles. Bolton's American Armory. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1964. Print.
    4. Tarneller, Josef. Zur Namenkunde Tirolen Familiennamen. Bozen: Buchhandlung, 1923. Print.
    5. Best, Hugh. Debrett's Texas Peerage. New York: Coward-McCann, 1983. Print. (ISBN 069811244X).
    6. Strassburger, Ralph B. German Pioneers The Original Lists of Arrivals in the Port of Philadelphia 3 Volumes. Baltimore: Picton Press, 1992. Print. (ISBN 978-0929539980).
    7. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
    8. Siebmacher, J.J. Siebmacher's Grosses Wappenbuch 35 Volumes. Germany: Bauer & Raspe. Print.
    9. Bahlow, Hans and Edda Gentry. Translation Dictionary of German Names 2nd Edition. Madison: University of Wisconsin, 2002. Print.
    10. Oswald, G. Lexicon der Heraldik. Leipzig: 1984. 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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