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Where did the Scottish Furgeson family come from? What is the Scottish Furgeson family crest and coat of arms? When did the Furgeson family first arrive in the United States? Where did the various branches of the family go? What is the Furgeson family history?Furgeson is one of the names derived from the families of the ancient Dalriadan clans of Scotland. It is derived from the Scottish surname MacFergus, which means "son of Fergus".
Spelling in the medieval era was a highly imprecise process. Translation, particularly from Gaelic to English, was little better. For these reasons, early Scottish names are rife with spelling variations. In various documents Furgeson has been spelled Ferguson, Fergusson, Farguson, Fargerson, Fargusson and many more.
First found in Galloway, where they were descended from the Prince of Galloway who married the daughter of Henry I of England. These ancient Lords of Galloway were independent rulers until they were annexed by Scotland in 1234. Alan, Prince of Galloway, was the last of the line. The Craigdarroch branch was the oldest but they also had branches at Cowal, Kintyre, Kilkerran, Atholl, Kinmundy, Pitfour. The Ayrshire Fergusons, who descended from Fergus, the independent 12th century Lord of Galloway, were established in the Southwest of Scotland even before they received their charter from Bruce, the King of Scotland, in the 13th century. Furthermore, numerous families of the name Ferguson were established throughout Scotland at an early date. In Argyll, where the Ferguson Clan is particularly numerous, the Fergusons held lands in Strachur until the beginning of the 19th century. The Fergussons of Perthshire were recognized as the principal Highland branch of the Clan and the chieftainship belonged to the Dunfallandy family, the head of which was designated "MacFhearghuis."
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Furgeson research. Another 241 words(17 lines of text) covering the years 1715, 1745, 1723, 1816, 1621, 1667, 1637 and 1714 are included under the topic Early Furgeson History in all our PDF Extended History products.
Another 33 words(2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Furgeson Notables in all our PDF Extended History products.
Some of the Furgeson family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. Another 109 words(8 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products.
The hardy Scots who made the crossing settled all along the east coast of North America and in the great west that was just then opening up. At the time of the American War of Independence, many United Empire Loyalists moved north from the American colonies to Canada. Scottish national heritage became better known in North America in the 20th century through highland games and other patriotic events. An examination of immigration records and passenger ship lists revealed that people bearing the name Furgeson arrived in North America very early: Daniel Ferguson who settled in New England in 1651; Duncan Ferguson settled in Virginia in 1716; Robert Ferguson settled in Virginia in 1716; Thomas Fergusson settled in Barbados in 1678..
The motto was originally a war cry or slogan. Mottoes first began to be shown with arms in the 14th and 15th centuries, but were not in general use until the 17th century. Thus the oldest coats of arms generally do not include a motto. Mottoes seldom form part of the grant of arms: Under most heraldic authorities, a motto is an optional component of the coat of arms, and can be added to or changed at will; many families have chosen not to display a motto.
Motto: Dulcius ex asperis
Motto Translation: Sweeter after difficulties
The Furgeson Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Furgeson Family Crest was drawn according to heraldic standards based on published blazons. We generally include the oldest published family crest once associated with each surname.
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