The table below leads to the conclusion that in 2000/01 there were about 265,190 in the countries tabulated which suggests that currently there are about 300,000 Fergus(s)on world wide.

Census England Scotland United States Canada Ireland & NIR Australia
heads total % heads total % heads total % heads total % heads total % total
1600       80011 4,00011                      
1810             490                  
1820             845                  
1830             1,250                  
1840/41   3,009 0.018   12,329 0.47 1,934                  
1850/51 684 3,669 0.021 2,872 13,894 0.48   14,306                
1860/61 916 4,701 0.025 3,021 14,269 0.47   19,355         1,0935   0.0949  
1870/71 1,065 5,524 0.026 2,892 13,923 0.41   26,574                
1880/81 1,551 7,791 0.031 3,432 16,803 0.45 7,128 35,870                
1890/91 1,562 8,105 0.030 3,594 17,616 0.44                    
1900/01 1,955 9,780 0.032 3,876 18,889 0.42 10,338 48,403   1,573 7,832 0.15        
1910/11             15,275 69,133   1,600 7,969 0.11        
1920/21             18,355 79,758                
1930             19,609 80,438                
1990               147,0004 0.059              
2000/2001   15,7007     21,2607     166,0006     46,5307     4,700   11,0006
  1. Soundex totals based on Ferguson in Ancestry.com data
  2. In 1910 US the ratio of male heads of house to the total heads of house was 13,472 to 15,275 or 88%
  3. In 1901 Wales, Channel Islands and Isle of Man had totals of 194, 64 and 4 respectively. In 1841 the numbers were 43, 30 and 11.
  4. The population of the U.S. on April 1, 1990 was 248,709,873. Of these it is estimated that 0.059% are named FERGUSON; this equates to 147,000
  5. Based on Griffiths Valuation.
  6. Estimated based on total population and 0.059% named FERGUSON
  7. Estimated based on total population and the 1901 % named FERGUSON
  8. Total population statistics from Wikipedia
  9. Assumes 5 Ferguson per household and a total population of 5,798,967
  10. Estimated based on total population of 5,000,000 and 0.094% named FERGUSON
  11. Estimated based on total population of 800,000, 5 FERGUSON per household and 0.5% of the population are named FERGUSON.

Fergus(s)on Distribution In Scotland, 1851

Ferguson 1851 Fergusson 1851 Fergus 1851
Ref: 1851 Census, Number of Heads of House

Fergus(s)on Distribution in Ireland, c. 1855

There are two Fergusson households in total and they are in county Down. The Fergus and Ferguson are distributed as shown below.

Ferguson Fergus
Ref: Griffith's Valuation

Fergus(s)on Distribution In England, 1851

There are 10 Fergusson households in Middlesex and a total of 29 in England. There are 13 Fergus households in total. The Ferguson are distributed as shown below.
England
Ref: 1851 Census, Number of Heads of House

The Given Name Fergus

The given name Fergus was common enough during the time of surname evolution. In the 1851 census of Scotland there are about 1 in 10,000 people with the given name Fergus . Given that the population of Scotland in the thirteenth century was about 400,000, at there might have about 40 people by the given name of Fergus in each generation as surnames evolve. Some of their sons would become known as Ferguson.


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