The current generations of the Derrow family have inherited a surname that was first used hundreds of years ago by descendants of the ancient Scottish tribe called the Picts
. The Derrow 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 Derrow family
The surname Derrow was first found in Stirlingshire, where they held a family seat
from ancient times.
Early History of the Derrow family
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Derrow Spelling Variations
Scribes in the Middle Ages did not have access to a set of spelling rules. They spelled according to sound, the result was a great number of spelling variations
. In various documents, Derrow has been spelled Darroch, Darrow, Darrach, Daroch, Darach, Darragh, Darrogh, Darrioch, Darraugh, Darrough and many more.
Early Notables of the Derrow family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Derrow family to Ireland
Some of the Derrow 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 Derrow family to the New World and Oceana
The cruelties suffered under the new government forced many to leave their ancient homeland for the freedom of the North American colonies. Those who arrived safely found land, freedom, and opportunity for the taking. These hardy settlers gave their strength and perseverance to the young nations that would become the United States and Canada. Immigration and passenger lists have shown many early immigrants bearing the name Derrow: 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.