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Meaning and Origin

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Origin and Meaning of Furman

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  • According to a user from New York, United States, the name Furman is of Unknown origin and means "Brick Builder".
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Notable Persons Named Furman

Furman Bisher was a sports writer, columnist, and newspaper editor. Furman was born on November 4th, 1918 in Denton, North Carolina. He left this life on March 18th, 2012.

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Furman Stewart Baldwin is a photographer.

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His military service ended in 1944. Furman was born on May 11th, 1925 in Six Mile, South Carolina. He left this life on June 1st, 1944.

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Furman was born in 1909. He passed away in 1970.

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Furman was born on February 2nd, 1895 in Bristoria, Greene County, Pennsylvania. Furman is also known as Coach Nuss. He left this life on February 5th, 1986.

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Notable Persons With the Last Name Furman

Ezra Furman is an indie rock and psychedelic rock musician. He plays Guitar, vocals, harmonica, and Vocals. Ezra was born on September 5th, 1986 in Chicago, Illinois, USA.

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Jason Furman is a Chairman of the Council of Economic Advisers and Chairman of theCouncil of Economic Advisers. Jason was born on August 18th, 1970 in New York City.

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Brad Furman is a director, producer, and writer.

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Ashrita is a health food store manager. He was most active from 1979 to present. Ashrita was given the name Keith Furman on September 16th, 1954 in Brooklyn, New York.

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Dean Furman is a soccer player for the SuperSport United F.C., Chelsea F.C., Rangers F.C., Bradford City A.F.C., Oldham Athletic A.F.C., Doncaster Rovers F.C., and South Africa national football team. Dean was born on June 22nd, 1988 in Cape Town, South Africa.

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How popular is the baby name Furman in the U.S.?

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Year Total Babies Born Girls Born Boys Born
1881 7 0 7
1882 11 0 11
1883 7 0 7
1884 8 0 8
1887 8 0 8
1888 10 0 10
1890 7 0 7
1892 7 0 7
1894 6 0 6
1895 6 0 6
1896 10 0 10
1897 7 0 7
1898 6 0 6
1899 9 0 9
1900 22 0 22
1902 12 0 12
1903 7 0 7
1904 9 0 9
1905 10 0 10
1906 8 0 8
1907 8 0 8
1908 10 0 10
1909 15 0 15
1910 13 0 13
1911 16 0 16
1912 27 0 27
1913 20 0 20
1914 41 0 41
1915 39 0 39
1916 51 0 51
1917 37 0 37
1918 73 0 73
1919 54 0 54
1920 47 0 47
1921 66 0 66
1922 65 0 65
1923 50 0 50
1924 60 0 60
1925 48 0 48
1926 40 0 40
1927 45 0 45
1928 51 0 51
1929 40 0 40
1930 63 0 63
1931 39 0 39
1932 50 0 50
1933 57 0 57
1934 41 0 41
1935 36 0 36
1936 53 0 53
1937 39 0 39
1938 39 0 39
1939 40 0 40
1940 39 0 39
1941 39 0 39
1942 43 0 43
1943 45 0 45
1944 46 0 46
1945 27 0 27
1946 55 0 55
1947 41 0 41
1948 31 0 31
1949 40 0 40
1950 40 0 40
1951 46 0 46
1952 33 0 33
1953 33 0 33
1954 40 0 40
1955 32 0 32
1956 26 0 26
1957 22 0 22
1958 36 0 36
1959 38 0 38
1960 27 0 27
1961 36 0 36
1962 23 0 23
1963 17 0 17
1964 23 0 23
1965 22 0 22
1966 18 0 18
1967 20 0 20
1968 18 0 18
1969 19 0 19
1970 21 0 21
1971 16 0 16
1972 10 0 10
1973 12 0 12
1974 9 0 9
1975 10 0 10
1976 18 0 18
1978 13 0 13
1979 10 0 10
1980 9 0 9
1981 9 0 9
1982 7 0 7
1983 9 0 9
1984 6 0 6
1986 13 0 13
1987 8 0 8
1988 8 0 8
1990 7 0 7
1991 7 0 7
1992 6 0 6
1995 8 0 8
1997 10 0 10
1999 7 0 7

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Popularity of Furman as a first name

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Popularity of Furman as a last name

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Common last names for Furman

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  • Johnson
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  • Robinson
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  • Moore
  • Thompson
  • Hall

Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Furman U.S.
  White 86.60% 64.26%
  African American 8.01% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 0.74% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 0.29% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 1.60% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 2.76% 16.26%

Of Last Name Furman

People with the last name Furman are most frequently White

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Fun Facts about the name Furman

  • How Popular is the name Furman? Furman is the 5,510th most popular name of all time. As a last name Furman was the 3,820th most popular name in 2010.
  • How many people with the first name Furman have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2017, the Social Security Administration has recorded 2,758 babies born with the first name Furman in the United States. That's more than enough people named Furman to occupy the territory of Svalbard and Jan Mayen (Norway) with an estimated population of 2,495 (as of March 1, 2010).
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Furman? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1881 when it was given as a first name to 7 new born babies.
  • When was Furman first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Furman is Thursday, April 17th, 1873.
  • What year had the most people named Furman born? The highest recorded use of the first name Furman was in 1918 with a total of 73 babies.
  • Random Furman Factoid: According to the 1912 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Furman ranks 93rd in popularity as a baby boy's name in South Carolina. Imagine that, 18 babies in South Carolina have the same name as you in 1912.
  • Weird things about the name Furman: Your name in reverse order is Namruf. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Mnarfu. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Furman? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 9,273 people with the last name Furman.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Furman? If you manage to meet 100,000 people in your life, chances are that 3 of them will have Furman as their last name.

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