A surname originating in Scotland from Clan Fergusson and now widespread in the English-speaking world.
Origin of ferguson
From Fergus + -son, translation of Gaelic MacFhearguis, "son of Fergus".
Ferguson Sentence Examples
Much bibliographical and other information about the later writers on alchemy is contained in Bibliotheca Chemica (2 vols., Glasgow, 1906), a catalogue by John Ferguson of the books in the collection of James Young of Kelly (printed for private distribution).
In the market-place his "declaration," drawn up by Ferguson, was read aloud.
Adam Ferguson (Institutes of Moral Philosophy, p. 119, new ed., 1800) argues that " the desire for immortality is an instinct, and can reasonably be regarded as an indication of that which the author of this desire wills to do."