The name Ferris in Ireland is derived from the native Gaelic O'Fearghuis Sept which is also anglicized as Fergus. The name literally translates as 'man of vigour'. O'Fergus is another variant and it is also used in Ulster instead of the immigrant Scottish names Ferguson and MacFergus.
Origen: Escocés, Irlandés. Ferris comes from the ancient Dalriadan clans of Scotland's west coast and Hebrides islands. The name comes from the Scottish surname MacFergus, which means "son of Fergus". First found in Galloway, Ireland where St. Fergus (Fergustian) (circa 730 AD) was an Irish bishop, who went to Scotland as a missionary. He settled near Strageath and founded three churches in Strogeth and two in Caithness. It is possible that he was the Fergustus Pictus who went to Rome in 721 AD. According to Irish lore, a family of this name descend from Fergus, Prince of Galloway (d. 1161), who is said to have married a daughter of Henry I of England.
Variantes: Fergus, Fergie, Forgie, Forgus, Ferris, Farris y otros.
|Robert Ferris & Jane Sinclair ( modificado el 19.03.2017 )|