Fergen History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

Early Origins of the Fergen family

The surname Fergen was first found in Holland, where the name became noted for its many branches in the region, each house acquiring a status and influence which was envied by the princes of the region. The name was first recorded in South Holland, a province of Holland, the most crowded province of the Netherlands. The principal cities are Rotterdam, Leyden and Shiedam. Noted is the famed castle of Teilengen where Jacqueline of Bavaria is buried. In their later history the surname became a power unto themselves and were elevated to the ranks of nobility as they grew into this most influential family.

Important Dates for the Fergen family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Fergen research. Another 105 words (8 lines of text) covering the years 1784 and 1790 are included under the topic Early Fergen History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Fergen Spelling Variations

Spelling variations of this family name include: Vercken, Vergen, Vergenst, Verger, Fergen, Fergon and others.

Early Notables of the Fergen family (pre 1700)

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Fergen migration to the United States

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Fergen Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • John Fergen, who settled in New York, NY in 1870
  • Clemens Fergen, who settled in Allegheny Co. Pennsylvania in 1873
  • Clemens Fergen, who arrived in Allegany (Allegheny) County, Pennsylvania in 1873 [1]
  • Leo Chr. Fergen, who settled in Kansas in 1890

Contemporary Notables of the name Fergen (post 1700)

  • Casper Fergen, American politician, Member of South Dakota State Senate 7th District, 1889-90 [2]


  1. ^ Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
  2. ^ The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2016, January 12) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
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