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Origin and Meaning of Flurry

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Webster's Unabridged Dictionary
noun Flur"ry
  1. A sudden and brief blast or gust; a light, temporary breeze; as, a flurry of wind.
  2. A light shower or snowfall accompanied with wind."Like a flurry of snow on the whistling wind." [Longfellow.]
  3. Violent agitation; commotion; bustle; hurry."The racket and flurry of London." [Blakw. Mag.]
  4. The violent spasms of a dying whale.

Etymology: Prov. E. flur to ruffle

verb Flur"ry
To put in a state of agitation; to excite or alarm.
Other Dictionary Sources
  1. A rapid active commotion
  2. A light brief snowfall and gust of wind (or something resembling that) ("there was a flurry of chicken feathers")
  3. Cause to feel embarrassment
  4. Move in an agitated or confused manner

Perhaps an American English blend of flutter and hurry. Alternatively, perhaps from an obsolete term flurr (“scatter”).

  1. A light, brief snowfall.
  2. A sudden and brief blast or gust; a light, temporary breeze.
    a of wind
  3. A shower of dust, leaves etc. brought on by a sudden gust of wind.
  4. Any sudden activity; a stir.
    The day before the wedding was a of preparations.
  5. A snack consisting of soft ice cream mixed with small pieces of fruit, cookie crumbs, etc.
  6. The violent spasms of a dying whale.
  7. An occurrence of something (countable instances) in large numbers, happening suddenly or in a short period of time; a volley, a barrage.
    The classical fencer landed a of hits on her opponent.
    The think piece provoked a of media responses for the remainder of the week.

Notable Persons With the Last Name Flurry

Robert was born on November 15th, 1933. He passed away on September 3rd, 2008.


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Popularity of Flurry as a last name

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Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Flurry U.S.
  White 92.41% 64.26%
  African American 4.56% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 0.00% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 1.14% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 0.00% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 0.89% 16.26%

Of Last Name Flurry

People with the last name Flurry are most frequently White

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Fun Facts about the name Flurry

  • How Popular is the name Flurry? As a last name Flurry was the 29,768th most popular name in 2010.
  • When was the first name Flurry first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the name Flurry is Wednesday, December 24th, 1879.
  • How unique is the name Flurry? From 1880 to 2017 less than 5 people per year have been born with the first name Flurry. Hoorah! You are a unique individual.
  • Weird things about the name Flurry: Your name in reverse order is Yrrulf. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Ulfyrr. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Flurry? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 790 people with the last name Flurry.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Flurry? Chances are, most people haven't met someone with Flurry as their last name since less than 1 person in 370k people have that last name. If you know one, consider yourself lucky!

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  • Sources:
  • U.S. Census Bureau: Frequently Occurring Surnames from the Census 2000 (public domain).
  • 1913 Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary via the Collaborative International Dictionary of English (License)
  • Other Dictionary Sources: WordNet 3.1 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University (License).
  • Wiktionary: Titles and License.
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