Last name: FURLONG

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FURLONG : This last name is indexed 41,441 times on Geneanet!

Origin of last name

FURLONG : 1: English and Irish: from Middle English furlang furlong ‘furlong’ (Old English furlang from furh ‘furrow’ + lang ‘long’) the technical term for the block of strips owned by several different persons which formed the unit of cultivation in the medieval open-field system of farming though it could also denote ‘race course’ particularly for foot races. Or a habitational name from a minor place called with this word such as Furlong in Devon or Shropshire. The surname is now chiefly found in Ireland where a family of this name settled at the end of the 13th century.2: Altered form of French Ferland.

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