Art by Betmatrho in this Red-Thread Genealogy section for the 'Lost Tribes of Israel' may be freely used for personal use.
Coat of Arms: A blue shield with a gold clasp between three silver boars' heads.
Crest: A bee on a thistle.
Motto: Dulcius ex asperis.
Motto Translated: Sweeter after difficulties.
Surname Origin: Scottish, Irish
Alternate Surname Spellings: MACFERGUS, FERGESEN, FERGERSON, FURGUSUN, FERGERSEN, FERGUSSON, FARGUSONDefinition: Patronymic name meaning "son of Fergus." The given name Fergus, comes from Fearghas, derived from the Gaelic "fear" meaning man, and "gus" meaning vigor.
mantle consists of the shield displaying the arms that was given to the
person bearing this surname; a banner with surname; a helmet; and family
crest [if known]. See a sample of full mantle by - at right.
Normally the crest is displayed atop the helmet. To order a full
coat of arms and family crest click here
Sample Coat of Arms - Full
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