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Multiple Origins for the Surname Ferris



The Ferris surname comes from the Irish Gaelic Fearghuis or Fearghasa, meaning "descendant of Fearghus," a Gaelic personal name composed of the elements "fear," meaning "man," and "gus," thought to mean "vigor," or "force." Fearghus was the name of an early Irish mythological King of Ulster, a valiant warrior said to have been shipwrecked off the coast of Northern Ireland c. AD 320, at the place known as Carrickfergus ("rock of Fergus").

Ferris Early Origins



The surname Ferris was first found in Connacht, especially in County Mayo, where they held the Parish of Burrishoole in 1303, and were hereditary physicians to the powerful O'Malleys.

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Ferris Spelling Variations


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Ferris Spelling Variations



Spelling variations of this family name include: Fergus, O'Fergus, Fargus, O'Fargus, Ferris, Ferguson and many more.

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Ferris Early History


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Ferris Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Ferris research. Another 190 words (14 lines of text) covering the year 1571 is included under the topic Early Ferris History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Ferris Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Ferris Early Notables (pre 1700)



Another 27 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Ferris Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration


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The Great Migration



Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Ferris Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • Thomas Ferris was on record in Virginia in 1622
  • Jeffrey Ferris, who setted in Boston in 1635
  • Jeffrey Ferris, who landed in Boston, Massachusetts in 1635 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    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)
  • Rich Ferris, who arrived in Virginia in 1636 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    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)
  • Richard Ferris purchased land in 1636 in Virginia
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Ferris Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Francis Ferris Jr., who landed in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1709 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    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)
  • Thomas Ferris, who landed in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1709 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    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)
  • Benjamin Ferris was a bonded passenger who arrived in America in 1721

Ferris Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • William and Ann Ferris, who arrived in Philadelphia in 1804
  • William Ferris, who landed in America in 1805 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    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)
  • George Ferris, who arrived in America in 1805 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    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)
  • Margaret Ferris, who arrived in New York, NY in 1811 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    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)
  • Charles Ferris, who landed in New Jersey in 1811 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    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)
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Ferris Settlers in Canada in the 18th Century

  • John and Mary Ferris and their 12 children arrived in New Brunswick in 1783
  • Joseph Ferris, who landed in New Brunswick in 1783
  • Mr. Joseph Ferris U.E. (b. 1744) born in Stamford, Connecticut, USA who settled in Indian Island, West Isles, New Brunswick c. 1783 passenger aboard the Union Transport he died in 1836 [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Rubincam, Milton. The Old United Empire Loyalists List. Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc, 1976. (Originally published as; United Empire Loyalists. The Centennial of the Settlement of Upper Canada. Rose Publishing Company, 1885.) ISBN 0-8063-0331-X
  • Mr. Joseph Ferris U.E. from Newtown, Connecticut, USA who settled in Canada c. 1784 passenger aboard the Union Transport [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Rubincam, Milton. The Old United Empire Loyalists List. Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc, 1976. (Originally published as; United Empire Loyalists. The Centennial of the Settlement of Upper Canada. Rose Publishing Company, 1885.) ISBN 0-8063-0331-X
  • Mr. Joshua Ferris U.E. who settled in Home District [York County], Ontario c. 1784 he served in DeLancey's 1st Battalion [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Rubincam, Milton. The Old United Empire Loyalists List. Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc, 1976. (Originally published as; United Empire Loyalists. The Centennial of the Settlement of Upper Canada. Rose Publishing Company, 1885.) ISBN 0-8063-0331-X
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Ferris Settlers in Canada in the 19th Century

  • Elijah Ferris, who arrived in Canada in 1838
  • Mr. Patrick Ferris, aged 5 months who emigrated to Canada, arriving at the Grosse Isle Quarantine Station in Quebec aboard the ship "Virginius" departing from the port of Liverpool, England but died on Grosse Isle in August 1847 [3]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Charbonneau, André, and Doris Drolet-Dubé. A Register of Deceased Persons at Sea and on Grosse Île in 1847. The Minister of Canadian Heritage, 1997. ISBN: 0-660-198/1-1997E (p. 28)
  • Mr. Thomas Ferris, aged 4 who emigrated to Canada, arriving at the Grosse Isle Quarantine Station in Quebec aboard the ship "Covenanter" departing from the port of Cork, Ireland but died on Grosse Isle in August 1847 [3]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Charbonneau, André, and Doris Drolet-Dubé. A Register of Deceased Persons at Sea and on Grosse Île in 1847. The Minister of Canadian Heritage, 1997. ISBN: 0-660-198/1-1997E (p. 28)

Ferris Settlers in Canada in the 20th Century

  • G Ferris, who arrived in Saint John, New Brunswick in 1907
  • Mrs. Ferris, who landed in Saint John, New Brunswick in 1907

Ferris Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • Elizabeth Ferris, who arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Tory" in 1851 [4]CITATION[CLOSE]
    State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) TORY 1851. Retrieved http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1851Tory.htm
  • Emma Ferris, who arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Tory" in 1851 [4]CITATION[CLOSE]
    State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) TORY 1851. Retrieved http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1851Tory.htm
  • John Ferris, who arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Tory" in 1851 [4]CITATION[CLOSE]
    State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) TORY 1851. Retrieved http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1851Tory.htm
  • Mary Jane Ferris, who arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Tory" in 1851 [4]CITATION[CLOSE]
    State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) TORY 1851. Retrieved http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1851Tory.htm
  • Thomas Ferris, who arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Tory" in 1851 [4]CITATION[CLOSE]
    State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) TORY 1851. Retrieved http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1851Tory.htm
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Ferris Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century

  • Bernard Ferris, who landed in Wellington, New Zealand in 1840
  • Henry Ferris, aged 24, a farm labourer, who arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Bebington" in 1872
  • Mary Ferris, aged 24, who arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Bebington" in 1872
  • William Ferris, aged 5, who arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Bebington" in 1872
  • Edward Ferris, aged 4, who arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Bebington" in 1872
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Contemporary Notables of the name Ferris (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Ferris (post 1700)



  • Brigadier-General Benjamin Greeley Ferris (1892-1982), American Director of Civil Affairs Division, European Command (1949-1951)
  • William D. Ferris (b. 1961), American amateur astronomer and a television producer/director
  • Andrew C. Ferris, American politician, Candidate for New York State Assembly from Westchester County 3rd District, 1917
  • Alice Moss Ferris, American Democrat politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Missouri, 1928, 1940
  • Abram Ferris (1786-1857), American politician, Member of Indiana State House of Representatives, 1837-38; Defeated, 1838
  • A. F. Ferris, American Republican politician, Delegate to Republican National Convention from Minnesota, 1900
  • Ann Ferris, American Republican politician, Member of Michigan Republican State Central Committee, 1949
  • Augustus F. Ferris, American politician, Member of New York State Assembly from Cayuga County, 1824
  • Benjamin Ferris, American politician, Member of New York State Assembly from New York County, 1805-08
  • Benjamin Ferris, American politician, Member of New York State Assembly from Westchester County, 1807-08, 1824
  • ... (Another 50 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Ferris Historic Events


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Ferris Historic Events




RMS Lusitania

RMS Titanic


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Suggested Readings for the name Ferris


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Suggested Readings for the name Ferris



  • Ancestors and Descendants of James Edward McCreight and Barabara Jean Ferris by James Edward McCreight.

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Ferris Family Crest Products


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Citations


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Citations



  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. ^ Rubincam, Milton. The Old United Empire Loyalists List. Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc, 1976. (Originally published as; United Empire Loyalists. The Centennial of the Settlement of Upper Canada. Rose Publishing Company, 1885.) ISBN 0-8063-0331-X
  3. ^ Charbonneau, André, and Doris Drolet-Dubé. A Register of Deceased Persons at Sea and on Grosse Île in 1847. The Minister of Canadian Heritage, 1997. ISBN: 0-660-198/1-1997E (p. 28)
  4. ^ State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) TORY 1851. Retrieved http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1851Tory.htm

Other References

  1. Land Owners in Ireland. Genealogical Publishing. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-1203-3).
  2. Kennedy, Patrick. Kennedy's Book of Arms. Canterbury: Achievements, 1967. Print.
  3. Bullock, L.G. Historical Map of Ireland. Edinburgh: Bartholomew and Son, 1969. Print.
  4. MacLysaght, Edward. Irish Families Their Names, Arms and Origins 4th Edition. Dublin: Irish Academic, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-7165-2364-7).
  5. Hanks, Patricia and Flavia Hodges. A Dictionary of Surnames. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print. (ISBN 0-19-211592-8).
  6. Bolton, Charles Knowles. Bolton's American Armory. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1964. Print.
  7. Donovan, George Francis. The Pre-Revolutionary Irish in Massachusetts 1620-1775. Menasha, WI: Geroge Banta Publsihing Co., 1932. Print.
  8. Egle, William Henry. Pennsylvania Genealogies Scotch-Irish and German. Harrisburg: L.S. Hart, 1886. Print.
  9. O'Hart, John. Irish Pedigress 5th Edition in 2 Volumes. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1976. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-0737-4).
  10. Leyburn, James Graham. The Scotch-Irish A Social History. Chapel Hill: UNC Press, 1962. Print. (ISBN 0807842591).
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The Ferris Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Ferris 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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