The McFergus or Ferguson Family

McFergus or Ferguson family crest

(Crest No. 189. Plate 37.)

THE McFergus family is descended from Milesius, King of Spain, through the line of his son Heremon. The founder of the family was Fiacha, ancestor of the Southern Hy Nials and son of Nial of the Nine Hostages, King of Ireland, A. D. 379. The ancient name was Fiacha and signifies “The Worthy.” The possessions of the clan were located in the present County of Leitrim.

The MacFerguses were hereditary erenachs of the Churches of Rossinner; their name has been Anglicized Ferguson.