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Where did the German Furrer family come from? What is the German Furrer family crest and coat of arms? When did the Furrer family first arrive in the United States? Where did the various branches of the family go? What is the Furrer family history?

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

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.


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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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More information is included under the topic Early Furrer Notables 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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  1. Weis, Frederick Lewis, Walter Lee Sheppard and David Faris. Ancestral Roots of Sixty Colonists Who Came to New England Between 1623 and 1650 7th Edition. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0806313676).
  2. Egle, William Henry. Pennsylvania Genealogies Scotch-Irish and German. Harrisburg: L.S. Hart, 1886. Print.
  3. Kneschke, Dr. Ernest Heinrich. Neues allgemeines Deutsches Adels-Lexicon 9 Volumes New General German Aristocracy Lexicon. Leipzig: Friedrich Voigt, 1859. Print.
  4. Rupp, Daniel L. A Collection of Upwards of Thirty Thousand Names of German, Swiss, Dutch, French and Other Immigrants to Pennsylvania from 1727 to 1776. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 2000. Print. (ISBN 978-0806303024).
  5. Rolland, and H.V. Rolland. Illustrations to the Armorial general by J. B. Rietstap 6 volumes in 3. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1976. Print.
  6. Brechenmacher, Josef Karlmann. Deutches Namenbuch. Stuttgart: Verlag von Adolf Bonz & Comp, 1928. Print.
  7. Bahlow, Hans. Deutschlands geographische Namenwelt Etymologisches Lexikon der Fluss- und Ortsnamen alteuropaischer Herkunft. Frankfurt: Suhrkamp, 1985. Print.
  8. Oswald, G. Lexicon der Heraldik. Leipzig: 1984. Print.
  9. Neubecker, Ottfried. Wappen-Bilder-Lexikon der bürgerlichen Geschlechter Deutschlands, Oesterreichs und der Schweiz. Battenberg, München: 1985. Print.
  10. 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).
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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.

This page was last modified on 6 May 2014 at 17:46.

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