The Ferguson One-Name Study
Welcome to my one-name study!
According to my family folklore our Fergusons came originally from Dumfrieshire in Scotland, however, to date no evidence of this has been found. My own family is known to be descended from the Fergusons of Kendal and specifically from Ben Ferguson who was living there in the late 18th and early 19th centuries. He was born about 1766 in Pardshaw near Cockermouth, Cumberland. His father was Samual Furguison (sic) who was born about 1720, but where is not known. He married Mary Russel in a Quaker ceremony at Pardshaw in 1756.
Ben had four sons, Samuel, William, Benjamin and James. My third great-grandfather was Ben's son, William, and a comprehensive pedigree of my own family will be found at my own page on this website.
Like many genealogists, whilst researching my family I found many Fergusons with whom I was not related. Rather than just file or discard them I decided that I would create these pages using that information. Since the beginning many other names have been added but the concentration on the Fergusons has remained the primary objective. Thus, where daughters of Fergusons marry, whilst their children may be shown, the lines continue no further. This project is still in its infancy and at present the data is concentrated on the north of England, but traceable lines are followed through should an individual move.
To register please contact me at the address below, quoting "Register" in the subject box. Apart from my own family, details of living people have been withheld but registered users may request those which I have. Registered users may also access additional on-site Source information.
Should you have, or be looking for American connections then Fern May, daughter of Ola Rada Ferguson, has a large number of records and may be able to help. See her Ferguson Family site.
My own DNA has been tested and found to be R1a1a which is the Norse Group and has been further confirmed with SNP L448+ and L176.1-. This is quite an unusual group and to date only 10 Fergusons have been identified by FT-DNA as having it. Most are currently from America, but standard genealogy indicates ancestral connections with Ireland and/or SW Scotland.
As with all DNA genealogy it is recommended that you join a Surname group and that of The Ferguson DNA Project has the most comprehensive Ferguson records.
Although every effort has been made to ensure that the information given is as accurate as possible no guarantees are made, and users are urged to verify the information for themselves. The data may be freely used, subject to the Creative Commons license, provided that an acknowledgement of this site is made in the event of it being published.
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I would very much appreciate being told of any errors or additions, and all suggestions are most welcome, so please do contact me through the Guild of One Name Studies (below).
© Ron Ferguson 2005 - 2013