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Origin and popularity of the name FERGUS


Fergus : 1: Irish: shortened Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó Fearghuis or Ó Fearghasa ‘descendant of Fearghus’ formed with fear ‘man’ + gus ‘vigor force’. This was the name of an early Irish mythological figure a valiant warrior also of the grandfather of Saint Columba.2: Scottish and English: from the Gaelic personal name Fearghus (see 1 above).


Source : DAFN2 : Dictionary of American Family Names 2nd edition, ©2022 by Patrick Hanks and Oxford University Press

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