Ferguson



Parishes where Ferguson and a second surname are found together

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All variants of Ferguson

Household numbers by county in Griffith's (1847-64), as on the map

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Antrim:136Armagh:51Belfast city:66Cavan:20
Clare:3Cork:6Derry:95Donegal:26
Down:201Dublin:20Dublin city:18Fermanagh:44
Galway:10Kerry:1Kildare:3Kilkenny:3
Laois:1Leitrim:46Limerick:8Limerick city:3
Longford:2Louth:15Mayo:40Meath:7
Monaghan:9Offaly:7Roscommon:2Sligo:44
Tipperary:4Tyrone:144Waterford:1Westmeath:7
Wexford:2Wicklow:1

Surname Dictionary

Fergus Quite numerous: Connacht, E Ulster & Louth. Ir. Ó Fearghuis (man-vigour). This names two septs in Connacht and Scots in Ulster. Fergus was an ancient first name current amongst both Gaels and Picts in Scotland. As Ferris, the name is common in Ulster and also occurs in Kerry. MIF & SS.
Ferguson Very numerous: Ulster & N Connacht. Ir. Mac Fearghusa. Scottish in Ulster and a synonym of Fergus in Connacht.MIF.
Mac Fearghusa Ferguson: féach Ó Fearghuis & rl.
Mac Fhearghusa Ferguson: an-líonmhar: Ulaidh & Connachta thuaidh. Albanaigh den chuid is mó, is cosúil. Thánadar sa 17 céad.
Ó Fearghuis Ferris, Fergus : líonmhar: Connachta, an Dún-Lú & Ciarraí. Ó thuaidh: Albanaigh; ó dheas: craobh de Mhuintir Mhuircheartaigh. Ó thaobh staire de, bhí clann leighis i Maigh Eo agus clann airchinneach i Liatroim. Mac Fearghusa ba chóir a bheith ar na h-Albanaigh a bhain leis an gclann mhór Ferguson thall. Ainm coiteann a b'ea Fearghus, leis an mbrí: fear + gus (neart, fuinneamh). SGG.

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