Furrer History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

Early Origins of the Furrer family

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.

Early History of the Furrer family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Furrer research. Another 95 words (7 lines of text) covering the years 1599, 1621, 1807, 1840, 1843, 1857, 1861 and 1830 are included under the topic Early Furrer History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Furrer Spelling Variations

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

Early Notables of the Furrer family (pre 1700)

Notables of the time with the surname Furrer were Robert Führer, born at Prague in 1807, succeeded Wittasek as organist to the Cathedral there in 1840. He left Prague in 1843 and by 1857, was organist at Gmunden and Ischl for a short time, and then...
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United States Furrer migration to the United States +

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 [1]
  • Anna Maria Furrer, who arrived in Carolina in 1743
  • Barbara Furrer, who settled in Carolina in 1743

Contemporary Notables of the name Furrer (post 1700) +

  • 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


  1. ^ Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)


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