Furth History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

Early Origins of the Furth family

The surname Furth was first found in Roxburghshire where the family name is derived from the place of the same name near Lilliesleaf in Roxburghshire in Scotland. The name of this town in turn comes from the ancient word "firth" meaning "bay." In their early history the Firth family became involved in the south Scotland border problems.

Important Dates for the Furth family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Furth research. Another 169 words (12 lines of text) covering the years 1379, 1522, 1565, 1606, 1630 and 1630 are included under the topic Early Furth History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Furth Spelling Variations

The name Furth, appeared in many references, and from time to time, the surname was spelt Firth, Fyrth, Firthe, Firths and others.

Early Notables of the Furth family (pre 1700)

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Furth migration to the United States

The New World beckoned as many of the settlers in Ireland, known as the Scotch/Irish, became disenchanted. They sailed aboard the armada of sailing ships known as the "White Sails" which plied the stormy Atlantic. Some called them, less romantically, the "coffin ships." Amongst the early settlers who could be considered kinsmen of the Furth family, or who bore a variation of the surname Furth were

Furth Settlers in United States in the 17th Century
  • John Furth, who landed in Maryland in 1663 [1]

Citations

  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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