The Dalriadan kingdom of ancient Scotland
was the home of the ancestors of the Dairgay family. Their name indicates that they lived in the village of Dargie, in the parish of Liff-Benvie in Angus.
Early Origins of the Dairgay family
The surname Dairgay was first found in Angus
(Gaelic: Aonghas), part of the Tayside region of northeastern Scotland
, and present day Council Area of Angus
, formerly known as Forfar or Forfarshire
, where they held a family seat
from early times.
Early History of the Dairgay family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Dairgay research.Another 133 words (10 lines of text) covering the years 1600 and 1613 are included under the topic Early Dairgay History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Dairgay Spelling Variations
Translation in medieval times was an undeveloped science and was often carried out without due care. For this reason, many early Scottish names appeared radically altered when written in English. The spelling variations
of Dairgay include Dargie, Dargey, Dargy, Dairgy, Dairgie, Dairgey and others.
Early Notables of the Dairgay family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Dairgay family to Ireland
Some of the Dairgay family moved to Ireland
, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.Another 37 words (3 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 Dairgay family to the New World and Oceana
The descendants of the Dalriadan families who made the great crossing of the Atlantic still dot communities along the east coast of the United States and Canada. In the American War of Independence
, many of the settlers traveled north to Canada as United Empire Loyalists. Clan
societies and highland games have allowed Canadian and American families of Scottish descent to recover much of their lost heritage. Investigation of the origins of family names on the North American continent has revealed that early immigrants bearing the name Dairgay or a variant listed above include: John Dargie who settled in Boston in the year 1762.