The origin of the name Fergusson or Ferguson, "son of Fergus" (MacFhearguis in Gaelic), is shrouded by the mists of time. Medieval historians recorded a tradition that the founder of Scotland's monarchy was a Fergus who lived in Ireland about 300 B.C. Traditions tell that by 500 A.D. the Scots under Fergus Mór mac Eirc had left Northern Ireland and became established in Dál Riata, now Argyll. From Fergus Mor, with a few early exceptions, descend all subsequent kings and queens of the Scots, including the present Queen of Britain. St. Columba of Iona (6th century A.D.) was a scion of Fergus Mor's royal line.
According to Medieval historians Fergus was the founder of the Scottish monarchy. Ayrshire and Dumfries Fergussons alike claim descent from Fergus of Galloway. The grandfather of Donnchadh, Earl of Carrick and in turn great-great-grandfather to Robert Bruce, Fergus, restored the see of Whithorn and founded Dundrennan Abbey during the reign of David I and Malcolm IV. He died as a monk at Holyrood in 1161. Through Robert Bruce passes the line of the Royal Family of Britain. It was the 1st Earl of Carrick's signature that might suggest the origins of the Fergusson surname, Duncan, son of Gilbert, the son of Fergus, hence MacFhearguis.
The 'Ferguson' is not restricted to head hair, but also extended to chest hair and...you know the rest.
Often, when a 'Ferguson' is sighted it must be shot down immediately as it is fashionably contagious.
Not to be confused with an Angus, the organism which the Ferguson clings to.
Beware. Little is known as to whether the Ferguson has detrimental side effects. Documented cases of victims of Fergusitis have had symptoms including nausea, cancer of the eyes, rejection, depression and inconvenience.
Ferguson: "Ehh, what's up doc?"
Angus: "WHAT IS ON MY HEAD??"
Angus: "Had a dream that a Ferguson infected me. Woke up, not a dream."
Sam: "Get a haircut."
Angus: "I can't, it's a case of the Ferguson!"
Bill:No hes not hes a ferguson not fergerson.
Jeff: so that means hes not tom fergisons brother either