Fergie in 2011, s_bukley / Shutterstock.com

Birth Name: Stacy Ann Ferguson

Place of Birth: Hacienda Heights, Los Angeles, California, United States

Date of Birth: March 27, 1975

Ethnicity: German, Scottish, English, Irish, Northern Irish/Scots-Irish, 1/16th Swedish, Luxembourgish

Stacy Ann Ferguson, better known simply as Fergie, is an American singer, songwriter, rapper, actress, fashion designer, and television personality. She was a member of hip hop group 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. Her film roles include Grind House: Planet Terror and Nine (2009).

Fergie is the daughter of Theresa and John Patrick Ferguson. Her uncle, Tim Ferguson, is editor of Forbes Asia. Fergie has a son with her former husband, actor and model Josh Duhamel. She was known for a time as Fergie Duhamel.

In 2008, Fergie stated that one of her father’s grandmothers was born in Guanajuato, Mexico. In 2015, she also said:

I’m very proud to be part Mexican. I’m one of a growing number of Hispanics in America, but you wouldn’t necessarily know it. This is becoming the norm, and it’s the beauty of our melting pot.

It does not appear that Fergie has Mexican ancestry. Both of Fergie’s paternal great-grandmothers were born in the Unites States, while three of Fergie’s paternal great-great-grandmothers were born in the United States, and one in Sweden.

Fergie’s paternal grandfather was Harold Lee Ferguson (the son of Anthony Wayne Ferguson, Jr. and Jeanette/Jeannette/Janette Lewis “Jean”/”Nettie” Stone). Harold was born in Logan, Logan Co., West Virginia; his parents and all of his grandparents were also born in the state. Harold had Scottish, English, and German ancestry. Anthony was the son of Anthony Wayne Ferguson and Margaret Ferguson. Jeanette was the daughter of Robert Lee Stone and Margaret/Mary/Maggie 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 Geneseo, Henry, Illinois, the son of William Charles Sheppard, whose own father was Scottish and whose own mother was English; and of Margaret/Maggie Wood, whose maternal grandparents were Irish. Fergie’s great-grandmother Edna was born in Castle Town, Meagher, Montana, the daughter of Bernard MacDonald, who was born in Londonderry, Northern Ireland; and of a Swedish-born mother, Augusta Ehrenberg, who herself was the daughter of Johan Ehrenberg and Breta Christopherson/Christopher.

Fergie’s maternal grandfather was John Douglas Gore (the son of Arthur Henry Baldwin Gore and Margaret Jane Browne). John was born in Los Angeles, Los Angeles Co., California, and was a film cinematographer. Arthur was born in Bandon, Cork, Ireland, to an Irish-born father, Arthur Saunders Gore, and to an Australian mother, Elizabeth/Eliza Baldwin. Fergie’s great-grandfather Arthur was from an upper-class family of English and Northern Irish descent, and was descended from Arthur Gore, Earl of Arran. Margaret was born in California, to an Irish-born father, John Douglas Browne, and to an Ohio-born mother, Julia M. Cowper/Couper, whose own parents were also Irish.

Fergie’s maternal grandmother was Evelyn Mary Wagner (the daughter of Irvin Leo Wagner and Mary/Maria Elizabeth “Mamie” Gabel). Evelyn was born in Long Beach, Los Angeles, California. Irvin was born in Ohio, to German parents, Francis G. Wagner, from Cassel, and Mary Elizabeth Liebel. Fergie’s great-grandmother Mary Elizabeth was born in Ohio. Her father, Peter Gabel, was the son of ethnic German parents, from Alsace-Lorraine. Her mother, Mary/Marie Elizabeth/Elisabeth Reineck, was the daughter of a German father, and of a mother, Suzanna “Susan” Bartson, who was from Hesse Castle, Luxemburg.

Sources: Genealogy of Fergie – https://famouskin.com

Marriage record of Fergie’s paternal grandparents, Harold Lee Ferguson and Patricia Sheppard – https://familysearch.org

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://thepeerage.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

Marriage record of Fergie’s maternal great-grandparents, Arthur Henry Baldwin Gore and Margaret Jane Browne – https://familysearch.org

Genealogy of Fergie’s maternal great-grandfather, Arthur Henry Baldwin Gore (focusing on his father’s side) – https://www.wikitree.com

Fergie’s maternal great-grandmother, Margaret Jane Browne, on the 1900 U.S. Census – https://www.familysearch.org


Curious about ethnicity

156 Responses

  1. ethnogenesis says:

    Fergie invented being part-Mexican, then someone thought they found the right person being Iranian, and it turns out Fergie is white European without any other continent she has family from.

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