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 1881, the most common Ferguson occupation in the UK was Coal Miner. 3% of Ferguson's were Coal Miners. Coal Miner, Farmer and Labourer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Ferguson. A less common occupation for the Ferguson family was Annuitant.

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  • Coal Miner

    3%
  • Farmer

    3%
  • Labourer

    2%
  • Annuitant

    2%

Census records can tell you a lot of little known facts about your Ferguson ancestors, such as occupation. Occupation can tell you about your ancestor's social and economic status.

Ferguson Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 3,000 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 642 immigration records available for the last name Ferguson. 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 1,000 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.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Ferguson

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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