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The Anglo-Saxon name Furse comes from when the family resided in an area of Devon that contained large amounts of the furze plant. This plant was a prickly shrub with yellow flowers and was often found in large amounts covering a heath.

Furse Early Origins



The surname Furse was first found in Devon at Fursdon, a historic house and farming estate. "From the days of Henry III, if not from an earlier period, this ancient family has resided at this place from whence the name is derived." [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
Shirley, Evelyn Philip, The Noble and Gentle Men of England; The Arms and Descents. Westminster: John Bower Nichols and Sons, 1866, Print.

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Furse Spelling Variations


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Furse Spelling Variations



The English language only became standardized in the last few centuries; therefore, spelling variations are common among early Anglo-Saxon names. As the form of the English language changed, even the spelling of literate people's names evolved. Furse has been recorded under many different variations, including Furse, Furze, Fursdon, Fursdonne and others.

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Furse Early History


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Furse Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Furse research. Another 121 words (9 lines of text) covering the years 1340 and 1620 are included under the topic Early Furse History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Furse Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Furse Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Furse 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



For many English families, the political and religious disarray that shrouded England made the far away New World an attractive prospect. On cramped disease-ridden ships, thousands migrated to those British colonies that would eventually become Canada and the United States. Those hardy settlers that survived the journey often went on to make important contributions to the emerging nations in which they landed. Analysis of immigration records indicates that some of the first North American immigrants bore the name Furse or a variant listed above:

Furse Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • Henry Furse, who arrived in Maryland in 1675
  • Morris Furse who settled in Barbados in 1685

Furse Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • William Furse, who landed in New York in 1795

Furse Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • James Furse, aged 38, arrived in South Carolina in 1812

Furse Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century

  • Emma Furse, aged 27, arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Soukar" in 1874
  • Selina Furse, aged 19, arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Soukar" in 1874
  • William Furse, aged 62, a fisherman, arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Waimea" in 1876
  • Margaret Furse, aged 63, arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Waimea" in 1876
  • Jane Furse, aged 11, arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Waimea" in 1876
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Contemporary Notables of the name Furse (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Furse (post 1700)



  • John Houseal Furse, American officer in the United States Navy
  • Charles Wellington Furse (1868-1904), English Painter
  • Judith Furse (1911-1974), British actress on stage and in film
  • Roger Furse (1903-1972), British art director
  • Dame Katherine Furse (1875-1952), British Director of the Women's Royal Navy Service

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Motto



The motto was originally a war cry or slogan. Mottoes first began to be shown with arms in the 14th and 15th centuries, but were not in general use until the 17th century. Thus the oldest coats of arms generally do not include a motto. Mottoes seldom form part of the grant of arms: Under most heraldic authorities, a motto is an optional component of the coat of arms, and can be added to or changed at will; many families have chosen not to display a motto.

Motto: No desit virtus
Motto Translation: No lack of power


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Citations


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Citations



  1. ^ Shirley, Evelyn Philip, The Noble and Gentle Men of England; The Arms and Descents. Westminster: John Bower Nichols and Sons, 1866, Print.

Other References

  1. Foster, Joseph. Dictionary of Heraldry Feudal Coats of Arms and Pedigrees. London: Bracken Books, 1989. Print. (ISBN 1-85170-309-8).
  2. Crozier, William Armstrong Edition. Crozier's General Armory A Registry of American Families Entitled to Coat Armor. New York: Fox, Duffield, 1904. 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. Dunkling, Leslie. Dictionary of Surnames. Toronto: Collins, 1998. Print. (ISBN 0004720598).
  5. Filby, P. William and Mary K Meyer. Passenger and Immigration Lists Index in Four Volumes. Detroit: Gale Research, 1985. Print. (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8).
  6. Bede, The Venerable. Historia Ecclesiatica Gentis Anglorum (The Ecclesiastical History Of the English People). Available through Internet Medieval Sourcebook the Fordham University Centre for Medieval Studies. Print.
  7. Best, Hugh. Debrett's Texas Peerage. New York: Coward-McCann, 1983. Print. (ISBN 069811244X).
  8. Burke, John Bernard Ed. The Roll of Battle Abbey. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
  9. Egle, William Henry. Pennsylvania Genealogies Scotch-Irish and German. Harrisburg: L.S. Hart, 1886. Print.
  10. Library of Congress. American and English Genealogies in the Library of Congress. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1967. Print.
  11. ...

The Furse Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Furse 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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