The Freguson Genealogy and Family Tree Page

Welcome to the Freguson Family page at Surname Finder, a service of Genealogy Today. Our editors have compiled this checklist of genealogical resources, combining links to commercial databases along with user-contributed information and web sites for the Freguson surname. As additional sources for vital records, original documents, vintage photographs and surname-based DNA projects are discovered, this page is updated to offer the best list for researching Freguson ancestry. Share this page on Twitter!

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The Freguson Family Tree

It is important to remember that there is no single Freguson family tree, as last names were assigned to people for various reasons. We are often asked, What records are best for finding my female Freguson ancestor's maiden name? and you might be surprised at the answer.

Best Tree Collections for Discovering Freguson Ancestors

Patronymics is the practice of naming children using the given name of the father, grandfather, or other male ancestor followed by a suffix. In the case of Freguson, it is possible that one of your English ancestors was given the patronym for being the "son of Fregu." Please read "Patronymics and Other Naming Patterns" and "Patronymics: Help Not Hindrance," for further details.

Freguson Genealogy

Sometimes two people can look at the same handwritten record, and come up with different spellings of the name. Be creative when searching for your Freguson ancestors -- we often search for misspellings intentionally to see if we missed any records. If you want to know Why can't I find Freguson my ancestor in the SSDI?, then read this frequently asked question.

Top Five Genealogy Databases to Search for Freguson

Vital records are essential for family history research because they were typically created at or near the time of the event, making the record more reliable. There are currently count of matching Freguson records matching Freguson records at Ancestry.com! Start exploring this online Freguson family history resource today.

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Origins of the Freguson Surname

There are no clear, concise answers to why or how one of your Freguson ancestors took on the surname. It may have been based on their occupation or a distinguising physical trait. Keep in mind that it was not unusual for a last name to be altered as an ancestor entered a new country.

Freguson DNA Projects

Don't believe the hype! When DNA testing was first made available for genealogical purposes, some companies boasted how it could solve all your Freguson family tree mysteries. DNA testing can be a useful tool, when applied properly to a given research issue. If you are seeking an answer to the question, How do I know which DNA test is right for Freguson research?, then this FAQ may help.

Freguson Family History

Every family has a different history, and every document you discover about your Freguson ancestors will help paint a picture that can be shared with your relatives. Our team of seasoned experts are here to help you learn about different aspects of genealogy. Reading "Orphans and Illegitimate Children" may help you think of some different tactics to compiling your Freguson family history.

Photo Collections

Networking with Freguson Researchers

As genealogy researchers, we are eternally grateful to come upon information shared by others that enlightens our research; and we can reciprocate by paying it forward in responding to message board queries and sharing our own information that others in down the road or in future generations may benefit. The article "The Art of Posting Queries" provides some valuable tips for posting successful Freguson queries.

You may also want to consider posting a query to the Community Message Boards at Genealogy Today to get assistance from other researchers on your most elusive Freguson ancestors.

Freguson Achievements & Celebrities

Did you know that Freguson was the 84968th most popular surname in the 1990 census of the United States?

Web Sites & Blogs with Freguson Research

If you are having difficulty locating records for the last name of Freguson, contact the folks at ProGenealogists for a free research estimate. You may also find it helpful to read, "When, Why and How to Hire a Professional Genealogist."

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Upcoming Freguson Family Reunions

Family reunions are an ideal time interview older relatives and other Freguson family members; you may want to consider a roundtable where you can gather different groups together at different times such as siblings to discuss their parents and childhood memories, cousins, aunts and uncles to discuss the grandparent generation, etc. - the collective memory and stimulus of shared experience can yield considerable information. The article "A Great Way to Unite a Newly-Found Family" may provide you with tips for hosting a successful Freguson reunion.

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