Birth Name: Stacy Ann Ferguson
Place of Birth: Hacienda Heights, California, USA
Date of Birth: March 27, 1975
Ethnicity: German, Scottish, English, Irish, Northern Irish (Scots-Irish), Swedish, Luxembourgian
Stacy Ann Ferguson, better known simply as Fergie, is an American musician, actress, fashion designer, and television personality. She is a member of the music group The Black Eyed Peas, and has also worked as a solo artist. Other members of the group are apl.de.ap, Taboo, and will.i.am.
Fergie is the daughter of Theresa “Terri” Ann (Gore) and John Patrick Ferguson. Her uncle, Tim Ferguson, is editor of Forbes Asia. Fergie is married to actor Josh Duhamel.
Fergie’s father has English, Scottish, German, and Swedish ancestry. Fergie’s mother has German, Irish, English, Northern Irish (Scots-Irish), and Luxembourgian ancestry.
Fergie has stated (more than once) that one of her father’s grandmothers was born in Guanajuato, Mexico. It does not appear that this statement is accurate. Both of Fergie’s paternal great-grandmothers were born in the Unites States, as were all four of Fergie’s paternal great-great-grandmothers.
Fergie’s paternal grandfather was Harold Lee Ferguson (the son of Anthony Wayne Ferguson and Jeanette “Jean”/”Nettie” Lewis Stone). Harold was born in West Virginia, as were his parents, and all of his grandparents. Harold had English, as well as some Scottish and German, ancestry. Anthony was the son of Anthony Wayne Ferguson and Margaret Ferguson. Jeanette was the daughter of Robert Henry Lee Stone and Margaret May Toney.
Fergie’s paternal grandmother was Patricia Sheppard (the daughter of Harold Benjamin Sheppard and Edna MacDonald). Patricia was born in Idaho. Harold was born in Illinois, as were his parents, William C. Sheppard and Margaret Wood. Edna was born in Montana, to a Scottish-born father, Bernard MacDonald, and a Swedish-born mother, Augusta Ehrenberg.
Fergie’s maternal grandfather was John Douglas Gore (the son of Arthur Henry Baldwin Gore and Margaret Jane Browne). John was born in California. Arthur was born in Ireland, to an Irish-born father, Arthur Saunders Gore, and an Australia-born mother, Elizabeth Baldwin. Fergie’s great-grandfather Arthur was from an upper-class family of English and Northern Irish descent. Margaret was born in Ohio, to an Irish-born father, John Douglas Browne, and an Ohio-born mother, Julia M. Cowper, whose own father was born in England and whose own mother was born in Ireland.
Fergie’s maternal grandmother was Evelyn Mary Wagner (the daughter of Irvin Leo Wagner and Mary/Maria “Mayme” Elizabeth Gabel). Irvin was born in Ohio, to German parents, Francis George Wagner and Elizabeth Mary Liebel. Fergie’s great-grandmother Mary Elizabeth Gabel was born in Ohio, as were her parents, Peter Gabel and Marianne/Mary Elizabeth Reineck. Mary Gabel’s paternal grandparents were ethnic Germans from Alsace-Lorraine. Mary Gabel’s maternal grandfather was German, and Mary’s maternal grandmother, Suzanna “Susan” Bartson, was from Hesse Castle, Luxemburg.
Sources: Marriage record of Fergie’s paternal grandparents, Harold Lee Ferguson and Patricia Sheppard – https://familysearch.org
Genealogy of Fergie’s paternal grandfather, Harold Lee Ferguson (focusing on his own mother’s side) – http://worldconnect.rootsweb.ancestry.com
Fergie’s paternal grandfather, Harold Lee Ferguson, on the 1920 U.S. Census – https://familysearch.org
Fergie’s paternal great-grandfather, Anthony Wayne Ferguson, on the 1900 U.S. Census – https://familysearch.org
Fergie’s paternal grandmother, Patricia Sheppard, on the 1930 U.S. Census – https://familysearch.org
Obituary of Fergie’s paternal grandmother, Patricia (Sheppard) Ferguson – http://www.legacy.com
Genealogy of Fergie (focusing on her mother’s side) – http://worldconnect.rootsweb.ancestry.com
Marriage record of Fergie’s maternal grandparents, John Douglas Gore and Evelyn Mary Wagner – https://familysearch.org
Fergie’s maternal grandfather, John Douglas Gore, on the 1930 U.S. Census – https://familysearch.org
Genealogy of Fergie’s maternal great-grandmother, Mary or Maria “Mayme” Elizabeth Gabel – http://worldconnect.rootsweb.ancestry.com
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