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 1939, General Labourer and Unpaid Domestic Duties were the top reported jobs for men and women in the UK named Fergus. 20% of Fergus men worked as a General Labourer and 82% of Fergus women worked as an Unpaid Domestic Duties. Some less common occupations for Americans named Fergus were Medical Practitioner and Housekeeper

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Top Male Occupations in 1939

  • General Labourer
  • Plasterer
  • Bricklayer
  • Medical Practitioner

Top Female Occupations in 1939

  • Unpaid Domestic Duties
  • Housewife
  • House Duties
  • Housekeeper

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

Fergus Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 19,000 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 3,000 immigration records available for the last name Fergus. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in the UK, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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Draft Card

There are 3,000 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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