Fergus Family History

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Fergus Name Meaning

Irish: reduced Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó Fearghuis or Ó Fearghasa ‘descendant of Fearghus’, a personal name composed of the elements fear ‘man’ + gus ‘vigor’, ‘force’, or possibly ‘choice’. This was the name of an early Irish mythological figure, a valiant warrior, also of the grandfather of St. Columba. Scottish: from the Gaelic personal name Fearghus (see 1 above).

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press


Similar surnames: Ferris, Berges, Ergle, Ferguson, Feltus, Feig, Gargus, Ferger, Ferren

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Fergus Family Origin

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Fergus Family Occupations

What did your Fergus ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, the most common Fergus occupation in Canada was Farmer. 63% of Fergus's were Farmers. Farmer, Clerk and Not Given were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Fergus. A less common occupation for the Fergus family was Seamstress.

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  • Farmer

    63%
  • Clerk

    13%
  • Not Given

    13%
  • Seamstress

    13%

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Fergus Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Fergus. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Fergus census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger List

There are 642 immigration records available for the last name Fergus. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in Canada, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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Draft Card

There are 1,000 military records available for the last name Fergus. For the veterans among your Fergus ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Fergus Life Expectancy

What is the average Fergus lifespan?

Between 1956 and 2004, in the United States, Fergus life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1958, and highest in 2001. The average life expectancy for Fergus in 1956 was 61, and 77 in 2004.

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An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Fergus ancestors lived in harsh conditions. A short lifespan might also indicate health problems that were once prevalent in your family. The SSDI is a searchable database of more than 70 million names. You can find birthdates, death dates, addresses and more.

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