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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

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  • Farmer

    63%
  • Clerk

    13%
  • Not Given

    13%
  • Seamstress

    13%

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

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