The saga of the Dorow family begins among the people of the ancient tribe of the Picts
. They 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 Dorow family
The surname Dorow was first found in Stirlingshire, where they held a family seat
from ancient times.
Early History of the Dorow family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Dorow research.Another 196 words (14 lines of text) covering the years 1406, 1462, 1500, and 1784 are included under the topic Early Dorow History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Dorow Spelling Variations
Although Medieval Scotland
lacked a basic set of spelling rules, which meant that scribes recorded names according to their sounds it was not uncommon for the names of a father and son to be recorded differently. As a result, there are many spelling variations
of Scottish single names. Dorow has been written Darroch, Darrow, Darrach, Daroch, Darach, Darragh, Darrogh, Darrioch, Darraugh, Darrough and many more.
Early Notables of the Dorow family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Dorow family to Ireland
Some of the Dorow 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 Dorow family to the New World and Oceana
Thousands of Scots left their home country to travel to Ireland
, or to cross the Atlantic for the North American colonies. The difficult crossing was an enormous hurdle, but those who survived found freedom and opportunity in ample measure. Some Scots even fought for their freedom in the American War of Independence
. This century, their ancestors have become aware of the illustrious history of the Scots in North America and at home through Clan
societies and other organizations. Passenger and immigration lists show many early and influential immigrants bearing the name Dorow: 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.