Clan Ferguson – Ferguson

Ferguson Clan Crest: Upon a chapeau, a bee on a thistle.

Ferguson Clan Motto: Dulcius Ex Asperis (Sweeter after difficulties).

Ferguson Clan History: The Fergusons first appear in Kintyre, and Kilkerran, the name of the Clan Seat in Ayrshire, derives from St Ciaran, one of the twelve apostles of Ireland who landed at Dalruadhain in the 6th century.  The Fergusons in Argyllshire claim descent from Fergus Mor mac Erc, King of Scots c.500.  The Fergusons  of Kilkerran in Ayrshire descend from Fergus, Lord of Galloway in the reigns of David I and Malcolm IV.  The Fergusons of Craigdarroch in Dumfriesshire have a recorded history that dates from a Charter from David II in the 14th century.

Places of Interest:
Kilkerran House, Maybole, Ayrshire. Seat of Chief of Clan Fergusson. Dundrennan Abbey, Kirkcudbright. established in 1142 by Fergus of Galloway. Today a ruin, it is maintained by Historic Scotland.

Surname distribution throughout Scotland: The Ferguson name is most common in the Hebrides, Ayrshire, Stirlingshire Glasgow City, Dunbartonshire, Renfrewshire, Lanarkshire and Perth and Kinross.