Ferguson Family History

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Ferguson Name Meaning

Scottish: patronymic from the personal name Fergus.

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

Similar surnames: Fergus, Burgeson, Fergason, Berkson, Bergerson, Persson, Bernson

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Ferguson Family Origin

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Ferguson Family Occupations

What did your Ferguson ancestors do for a living?

In 1921, Farmer and Stenographer were the top reported jobs for men and women in the CA named Ferguson. 38% of Ferguson men worked as a Farmer and 13% of Ferguson women worked as a Stenographer. Some less common occupations for Americans named Ferguson were Farmers Son and Farmer

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Top Male Occupations in 1921

  • Farmer
  • Labourer
  • Laborer
  • Farmers Son

Top Female Occupations in 1921

  • Stenographer
  • Housekeeper
  • Clerk
  • Farmer

*We display top occupations by gender to maintain their historical accuracy during times when men and women often performed different jobs.

Ferguson Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 901,000 census records available for the last name Ferguson. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Ferguson 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 186,000 immigration records available for the last name Ferguson. 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 160,000 military records available for the last name Ferguson. For the veterans among your Ferguson ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Ferguson Life Expectancy

What is the average Ferguson lifespan?

Between 1940 and 2004, in the United States, Ferguson life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1944, and highest in 1999. The average life expectancy for Ferguson in 1940 was 41, and 74 in 2004.

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An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Ferguson 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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