Ferguson (name)

Ferguson (name)

Family name
name = Ferguson

pronunciation =
meaning = "son of Fergus"
region = Scotland
origin =
related names =
footnotes =

Ferguson is a Scottish origin
patronymic surname, meaning "son of Fergus". The prefix, "Fergus-" means "man-strength" or "virility". Ferguson is rare as a given name. People with the name Ferguson include:



* Alan Ferguson, politician
* Laurie Ferguson, politician
* Martin Ferguson, politician
* Michael Ferguson, politician


* Dwight Ferguson, sprint athlete


* Colin Ferguson (actor), current star of "Eurєka" TV series
* James Ferguson (politician) (born 1925)
* Matthew Ferguson, actor
* Maynard Ferguson, jazz trumpet player


* Harry Ferguson, tractor designer and industrialist

United Kingdom

* Sarah, Duchess of York (Sarah Margaret Mountbatten-Windsor, née Ferguson; also known as "Fergie"), former member of the British Royal Family
* Adam Ferguson, philosopher and historian
* Alex Ferguson, football manager
* Barry Ferguson, football player, Scotland captain
* Colin Ferguson (convict) LIRR massacre perpatrator.
* Craig Ferguson, actor and host of the "Late Late Show"
* Darren Ferguson, football player
* David Ferguson, murderer
* Derek Ferguson, football player
* Duncan Ferguson (footballer)
* George Ferguson (architect), architect
* Hughie Ferguson, football player
* Iain Ferguson, football player
* Ian Ferguson (footballer born 1967), football player
* Ian Ferguson (footballer born 1968), football player
* James Ferguson (1710-1776), clockmaker and astronomer
* Niall Ferguson (born 1964), historian of British imperialism
* Robert Ferguson, 17th century poet

United States of America

* Abbie Park Ferguson (1837–1919), founder of Huguenot College
* Alex Ferguson (baseball) (1897-1976), baseball player
* Bob Ferguson (baseball) (1845-1894), baseball player, manager, executive and umpire
* Bob Ferguson (music), song writer
* Charles A. Ferguson, sociolinguist
* Chris Ferguson, professional poker player
* Clarence Clyde Ferguson Jr., ambassador and professor of law
* Colin Ferguson, convicted murderer
* D'Brickashaw Ferguson, American football player
* David Ferguson, impresario
* David R. Ferguson, audio engineer
* Elsie Ferguson, stage and film actress
* Helaman Ferguson, sculptor
* James Ferguson (astronomer) (1797–1867)
* James Ferguson (water polo), water polo player
* James Edward Ferguson (1871–1944), Governor of Texas
* Keith Ferguson (born 1972), American voice actor
* Keith Ferguson (football player) (born 1959), former American professional football player
* Kent Ferguson (born 1963), diver
* Kevin Ferguson (Kimbo Slice), mixed martial arts (MMA) fighter
* Manie Payne Ferguson, founder of the Peniel Mission and hymn writer
* Mike Ferguson (New Jersey), currently United States Representative from the 7th District of New Jersey
* Miriam Amanda Ferguson, Texas governor
* Robert Ferguson, designer of Irish Famine Memorial, Buffalo, New York
* Roger W. Ferguson, Jr., former vice chair, Federal Reserve
* Sheila Ferguson, lead singer of the group Three Degrees
* Stacy Ferguson, R&B/pop singer and vocalist for the hip-hop band Black Eyed Peas
* Timothy R. Ferguson, Maryland politician

Given name

Infobox Given Name Revised
name = Ferguson

gender = Male
meaning =
region = Scotland
origin =
related names = Fergus
footnotes =

* Ferguson Jenkins (b. 1943), Canadian MLB baseball player
* Ferguson John (b. ?), Caribbean politician

ee also

* Fergusson
* Fergie

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