Skip to content
  • Start your family tree

Origins of the Macferson surname

A collage of historical images including two family portraits and a postcard of people boarding a ship

About the Macfersons

We have a total number of 100 records for people with the last name Macferson.

Find out more about your family in our records

or try an advanced search

I’ve managed to trace back to the mid-1500s! I can’t believe it! Utterly engrossing and I have uncovered some quite moving and heartbreaking stories attached to various ancestors. You don’t need any qualifications to start - just time patience, and some information.

TrustPilot review
1 of 3

Start your family tree

Trace your family back in time. Make new discoveries and see what other Findmypast family historians in our genealogy community have discovered about the Macfersons.

Sign up to get started

Delve deeper into the Macferson family's history

Where do most Macfersons live?

In 1921, most Macfersons lived in South West.

Census records trace your ancestors through each generation, so you can follow where your relatives lived through each decade.

Interesting facts about Macfersons

How common is your surname?

You have a rare surname! It's not in the top 1000 UK surnames!

We have 78 records for the Macferson surname. The oldest one dates back to .

Who were Macfersons most likely to marry?




Our Marriage record sets tell us which families married Macfersons.

What are the most common Macferson first names?

  • John
  • Alexander
  • Mary
  • Elizabeth

Our birth record sets tell us the names of Macferson family members

Common jobs for Macfersons

Men and women often performed different types of jobs, so these are displayed by gender to maintain their historical accuracy.

Common Female occupations for Macfersons in 1921
At House


Book Keeper


Cashier In Tanning School Manufactory


Confectioner's Saleswoman


Draper's Assistant


Common Male occupations for Macfersons in 1921


Pawnbrokers Assistant


Pawn Broker


Assistant Pawn Broking


Book Keeper


An image of a census transcript and a picture of a dairy farmer holding two milk jugs

Census records provide incredible detail on names, ages, marital statuses, occupations and more.

We found over 21,000 family trees with the Macferson surname

Trace your family back in time and see what other Findmypast family historians in our genealogy community have discovered about the Macfersons.

Search for a relative in our family trees

Share your discoveries

Start your family history journey

Start free trial

Start free trial