The story of the Darou family begins in ancient Scotland
among the Pictish clans. The Darou family lived in Darroch in Stirlinghsire. The name could also be derived a form of the lost name MacDara
which meant son of oak
and others believe the name is from Dath riabhach.
Literally, the name comes from the Gaelic "darach" which means "oak tree."
Early Origins of the Darou family
The surname Darou was first found in Stirlingshire, where they held a family seat
from ancient times.
Early History of the Darou family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Darou research.Another 196 words (14 lines of text) covering the years 1406, 1462, 1500, and 1784 are included under the topic Early Darou History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Darou Spelling Variations
Translation has done much to alter the appearance of many Scottish names. It was a haphazard process that lacked a basic system of rules. Spelling variations
were a common result of this process. Darou has appeared Darroch, Darrow, Darrach, Daroch, Darach, Darragh, Darrogh, Darrioch, Darraugh, Darrough and many more.
Early Notables of the Darou family (pre 1700)
Another 34 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Darou Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Migration of the Darou family to Ireland
Some of the Darou family moved to Ireland
, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.Another 123 words (9 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Migration of the Darou family to the New World and Oceana
Many Scots left their country to travel to the North American colonies in search of the freedom they could not find at home. Of those who survived the difficult voyage, many found the freedom they so desired. There they could choose their own beliefs and allegiances. Some became United Empire Loyalists and others fought in the American War of Independence
. The Clan
societies and highland games that have sprung up in the last century have allowed many of these disparate Scots to recover their collective national identity. A search of immigration and passenger ship lists revealed many early settlers bearing the Darou name: Anne Darrow, who arrived in Virginia in 1652; Jane Darrow, who came to Barbados in 1660; Sgt. George Darrow (b. circa 1652 in Scotland), who was on record in New London, Connecticut, in 1675.