MacFhearghuis History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms
The MacFhearghuis family name is derived from the Scottish surname MacFergus, which means "son of Fergus."
Early Origins of the MacFhearghuis family
The surname MacFhearghuis was first found in 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), where they held a family seat from very ancient times, some say well before the Norman Conquest and the arrival of Duke William at Hastings in 1066 A.D.
Early History of the MacFhearghuis family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our MacFhearghuis research. Another 182 words (13 lines of text) covering the years 1234, 1637, 1710, 1714, 1715, 1723, 1744, 1745, 1776, 1780, 1816, and 1832 are included under the topic Early MacFhearghuis History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
MacFhearghuis Spelling Variations
Spelling variations of this family name include: Ferguson, Fergusson, Farguson, Fargerson, Fargusson and many more.
Early Notables of the MacFhearghuis family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the MacFhearghuis family to Ireland
Some of the MacFhearghuis family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.
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Migration of the MacFhearghuis family
Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: 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..
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The MacFhearghuis Motto +
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 Translation: By Virtue