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The Irish surname Furry is an Anglicization of a few different Gaelic names, such as "Ó Faracháin," "Ó Fearáin," and "Ó Forannáin."

Furry Early Origins



The surname Furry was first found in County Donegal (Irish: Dún na nGall), northwest Ireland in the province of Ulster, sometimes referred to as County Tyrconnel.

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Furry Spelling Variations


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Furry Spelling Variations



Irish names were rarely spelled consistently in the Middle Ages. Spelling variations of the name Furry dating from that time include Fearon, Feron, Feran, Farren and others.

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Furry Early History


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Furry Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Furry research. Another 261 words (19 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Furry History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Furry Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Furry Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Furry Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration


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The Great Migration



The 19th century saw a great wave of Irish families leaving Ireland for the distant shores of North America and Australia. These families often left their homeland hungry, penniless, and destitute do to the policies of England. Those Irish immigrants that survived the long sea passage initially settled on the eastern seaboard of the continent. Some, however, moved north to a then infant Canada as United Empire Loyalists after ironically serving with the English in the American War of Independence. Others that remained in America later joined the westward migration in search of land. The greatest influx of Irish immigrants, though, came to North America during the Great Potato Famine of the late 1840s. Thousands left Ireland at this time for North America, and those who arrived were immediately put to work building railroads, coal mines, bridges, and canals. In fact, the foundations of today's powerful nations of the United Sates and Canada were to a larger degree built by the Irish. Archival documents indicate that members of the Furry family relocated to North American shores quite early:

Furry Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • John Furry, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1750

Furry Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • C W Furry, who arrived in San Francisco, California in 1871

Furry Settlers in Canada in the 18th Century

  • Geo Furry, who landed in Nova Scotia in 1750
  • William Furry, who landed in Nova Scotia in 1750

Furry Settlers in Canada in the 19th Century

  • Patrick Furry, aged 20, a farmer, arrived in Saint John, New Brunswick aboard the ship "Perseus" in 1834

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Contemporary Notables of the name Furry (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Furry (post 1700)



  • Wendell Hinkle Furry (1907-1984), American professor of physics at Harvard University
  • Elda Furry (1890-1966), birth name of Hedda Hopper, the American actress and gossip columnist

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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Hickey, D.J. and J.E. Doherty. A New Dictionary of Irish History form 1800 2nd Edition. Dublin: Gil & MacMillian, 2003. Print.
    2. Fitzgerald, Thomas W. Ireland and Her People A Library of Irish Biography 5 Volumes. Chicago: Fitzgerald. Print.
    3. Shaw, William A. Knights of England A Complete Record from the Earliest Time to the Present Day of the Knights of all the Orders of Chivalry in England, Scotland, Ireland and Knights Bachelors 2 Volumes. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print. (ISBN 080630443X).
    4. Matthews, John. Matthews' American Armoury and Blue Book. London: John Matthews, 1911. Print.
    5. Egle, William Henry. Pennsylvania Genealogies Scotch-Irish and German. Harrisburg: L.S. Hart, 1886. Print.
    6. Rasmussen, Louis J. . San Francisco Ship Passenger Lists 4 Volumes Colma, California 1965 Reprint. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1978. Print.
    7. Browning, Charles H. Americans of Royal Descent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    8. Burke, Sir Bernard. General Armory Of England, Scotland, Ireland and Wales. Ramsbury: Heraldry Today. Print.
    9. Chadwick, Nora Kershaw and J.X.W.P Corcoran. The Celts. London: Penguin, 1970. Print. (ISBN 0140212116).
    10. Woodham-Smith, Cecil. The Great Hunger Ireland 1845-1849. New York: Old Town Books, 1962. Print. (ISBN 0-88029-385-3).
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    The Furry Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Furry 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 27 March 2014 at 08:21.

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