The name ‘Ferguson’ originates from Scotland and Ireland. it is a derivative of the word ‘Fergus’ from the Gaelic personal name ‘Feargus’, composed of the elements ‘Fear’ meaning man and ‘gus’ ‘vigour’, meaning force. Compiled information from Historical and Private archive’s has confirmed that the surname ‘Ferguson’ and or it’s variant’s, dates as far back as the 12th century were a ‘Gilbert fil Fergusi’, is recorded in 1182. Some Irish bearers of this name claim descent from Fergus, Prince of Galloway (died 1161), although documentary evidence is missing. The exact period of settlement in North America has not been definately determined but Information extracted from Public and Civil registry archive’s confirm that one of the first settlers was a certain ‘Duncan Fergusson’, born 1767, from Dalmally, Glen Orchy, County Argyll, Scotland, emigrated to America in 1793. He settled in North Carolina where he married ‘Isabella Mcnibb’, of Argyle. He died in 1808 having fathered one son. Of all the forms and deriv… Coat of arms: Argent, a lion rampant azure, on a chief gules a s…
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