Dairgey is a name that dates back to the kingdom of Dalriada in ancient Scotland
. It was given to someone who lived in the village of Dargie, in the parish of Liff-Benvie in Angus.
Early Origins of the Dairgey family
The surname Dairgey 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 Dairgey family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Dairgey research.Another 133 words (10 lines of text) covering the years 1600 and 1613 are included under the topic Early Dairgey History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Dairgey Spelling Variations
Spelling in the medieval era was a highly imprecise process. Translation, particularly from Gaelic to English, was little better. For these reasons, early Scottish names are rife with spelling variations
. In various documents Dairgey has been spelled Dargie, Dargey, Dargy, Dairgy, Dairgie, Dairgey and others.
Early Notables of the Dairgey family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Dairgey family to Ireland
Some of the Dairgey 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 Dairgey family to the New World and Oceana
Many of the ancestors of Dalriadan families who arrived in North America still live in communities along the east coast of Canada and the United States. In the American War of Independence
many of the original settlers traveled north to Canada as United Empire Loyalists. In the late 19th and early 20th centuries the ancestors of many Scots began recovering their collective national heritage through Clan
societies, highland games, and other patriotic events. Research into the origins of individual families in North America revealed records of the immigration of a number of people bearing the name Dairgey or a variant listed above: John Dargie who settled in Boston in the year 1762.