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in the U.S.
since 1880
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Meaning and Origin

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Origin and Meaning of Ferguson

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From Fergus +‎ -son, translation of Gaelic MacFhearguis, "son of Fergus".

  1. A surname​ originating in Scotland from Clan Fergusson and now widespread in the English-speaking world.
  2. A common place name

Notable Persons Named Ferguson

Ferguson Jenkins is a baseball player. Ferguson was born on December 13th, 1942 in Chatham-Kent.


Ferguson was born on November 30th, 1989 in Kenya. Ferguson is also known as Ferguson Rotich; Ferguson Rotich Cheruiyot.


Ferguson was born on March 6th, 1873. He died in 1953.


Ferguson was born on November 4th, 1907 in Glasgow, Scotland. He passed away on June 1st, 1978.


Ferguson was born on October 21st, 1898 in Cockermouth. He left this life in 1981.


Ferguson Agwu is a sports team member for the San Fernando Valley Quakes.


Notable Persons With the Last Name Ferguson

Fergie is a hip hop music, pop music, and contemporary r&b musician. She has been prominent since 1984. Fergie was given the name Stacy Ann Ferguson on March 27th, 1975 in Hacienda Heights, California, United States.


Rebecca Ferguson is an actor and actress. She was most active from 1999 to present. Rebecca was given the name Rebecca Louisa Ferguson Sundström on October 19th, 1983 in Stockholm. Rebecca is also known as Sundström and Rebecca Louisa Ferguson (birth name).


Tony was born on February 12th, 1984 in Oxnard, California, United States.


Craig Ferguson is an observational comedy, satire, political satire, news satire, deadpan comedy, sketch comedy, and deadpan comedian. Craig was born on May 17th, 1962 in Springburn.


Sir Alex Ferguson is a soccer player for the Queen's Park F.C., St Johnstone F.C., Dunfermline Athletic F.C., Rangers F.C., Falkirk F.C., Ayr United F.C., Scottish Football League XI, and Scotland national football team. Alex was born on December 31st, 1941 in Glasgow, Scotland.


Jesse Tyler Ferguson is an actor. He has been prominent since 1998. Jesse was born on October 22nd, 1975 in Missoula, Montana, United States.


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International Interest for Ferguson

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Popularity in the US

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Popularity of Ferguson as a last name

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Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Ferguson U.S.
  White 74.83% 64.26%
  African American 19.19% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 0.60% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 0.62% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 2.23% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 2.53% 16.26%

Of Last Name Ferguson

People with the last name Ferguson are most frequently White or African American

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Fun Facts about the name Ferguson

  • How Popular is the name Ferguson? Ferguson is the 37,448th most popular name of all time. As a last name Ferguson was the 188th most popular name in 2010.
  • How many people with the first name Ferguson have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2017, the Social Security Administration has recorded 95 babies born with the first name Ferguson in the United States. That's more than enough people named Ferguson to occupy the territory of Pitcairn Islands (United Kingdom) with an estimated population of 66 (as of July 1, 2008).
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Ferguson? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1914 when it was given as a first name to 6 new born babies.
  • When was Ferguson first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Ferguson is Thursday, August 8th, 1878.
  • What year had the most people named Ferguson born? The highest recorded use of the first name Ferguson was in 2017 with a total of 7 babies.
  • Weird things about the name Ferguson: Your name in reverse order is Nosugref. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Nufogrse. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Ferguson? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 146,426 people with the last name Ferguson.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Ferguson? Ferguson was ranked as the 188th most popular last name but is still less than 0.1% of the population!

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  • U.S. Census Bureau: Frequently Occurring Surnames from the Census 2000 (public domain).
  • U.S. Social Security Administration: Popular Baby Names, Death Master File (public domain).
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