Hebrides islands and mountainous western coast of Scotland. The name Fergie is derived from the Scottish surname MacFergus, which means "son of Fergus", which is in turn derived from the Gaelic personal name "Fearghus," composed of the elements "fear," meaning "man," and "gus," meaning "vigor" or "force." This Gaelic name was found early in both Ireland and Scotland. The name is a cognate of with the Cymric "Gwr-gwst," Old Bret. "Urorgost" and the Pictish word "Forcus." This last Pictish form of the name is found on a monument at St. Vigeans in Angus as "Fercos."
Early Origins of the Fergie family
Galloway (Gaelic: Gall-ghaidhealaibh), an area of southwestern Scotland, now part of the Council Area of Dumfries and Galloway, that formerly consisted of the counties of Wigtown (West Galloway) and Kirkcudbright (East Galloway), Ireland where St. Fergus (Fergustian) (circa 730 AD) was an Irish bishop, who went to Scotland as a missionary. He settled near Strageath and founded three churches in Strogeth and two in Caithness. It is possible that he was the Fergustus Pictus who went to Rome in 721 AD. According to Irish lore, a family of this name descend from Fergus, Prince of Galloway (d. 1161), who is said to have married a daughter of Henry I of England.
Early History of the Fergie family
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Fergie Spelling Variations
spelling variations. Fergie has been written as Fergus, Fergie, Forgie, Forgus, Ferris, Farris and many more.
Early Notables of the Fergie family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Fergie family to Ireland
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Migration of the Fergie family to the New World and Oceana
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Fergie Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century
Historic Events for the Fergie family
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