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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.

Dairgay Early Origins



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.

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Dairgay Spelling Variations


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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.

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Dairgay Early History


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Dairgay Early History



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.

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Dairgay Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Dairgay Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Dairgay Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Dairgay In Ireland


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Dairgay In 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.

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The Great Migration



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.

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Citations



    Other References

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    2. Le Patourel, John. The Norman Empire. New York: Oxford University Press, 1976. Print. (ISBN 0-19-822525-3).
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    6. Innes, Thomas and Learney. Socts Heraldry A Practical Handbook on the Historical Principles and Modern Application of the Art of Science. London: Oliver and Boyd, 1934. Print.
    7. Moody David. Scottish Family History. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1994. Print. (ISBN 0806312688).
    8. Warner, Philip Warner. Famous Scottish Battles. New York: Barnes and Noble, 1996. Print. (ISBN 0-76070-004-4).
    9. Barrow, G.W.S Ed. Acts of Malcom IV 1153-65 Volume I Regesta Regum Scottorum 1153-1424. Edinburgh: Edinburgh University Press, 1960. Print.
    10. Bell, Robert. The Book of Ulster Surnames. Belfast: Blackstaff, 1988. Print. (ISBN 10-0856404160).
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    The Dairgay Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Dairgay Family Crest was drawn according to heraldic standards based on published blazons. We generally include the oldest published family crest once associated with each surname.

    This page was last modified on 20 January 2014 at 14:49.

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