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Ferguson Family History

Ferguson Name Meaning
Scottish: patronymic from the personal name Fergus.

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

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1,083,728 Birth, Marriage, and Deaths
154,378 Military Records
170,942 Immigration Records
836,205 Census and Voter Lists
2,617,613 Member Trees

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Name Distribution of Ferguson Families

  • Number of Ferguson families
     631 - 1,260
     211 - 630
     1 - 210
     
    from the 1920 US Federal Census Data
  • Number of Ferguson families
     587 - 1,172
     196 - 586
     1 - 195
     
    from the 1891 England and Wales Census Data
  • Number of Ferguson families
     2,441 - 4,880
     814 - 2,440
     1 - 813
     
    from the 1891 Scotland Census Data

Ferguson census records

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Ferguson Family Origin

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Ferguson Immigration Information

from the New York Passenger Lists

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Average Life Expectancy for Ferguson

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Ferguson Family Occupations

from 1880 Federal Census Data

Ferguson census records

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Ferguson Civil War Service Records

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