Dalgarno History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

Early Origins of the Dalgarno family

The surname Dalgarno was first found in Dumfriesshire (Gaelic: Siorrachd Dhùn Phris), a Southern area, bordering on England that today forms part of the Dumfries and Galloway Council Area. The family came "from the lands of Dalgarnock in Dumfriesshire. The old family of Dalgarno of that Ilk, however, were in Aberdeenshire. In 1262 William de Dalgarnoc, rector of Rathen in the diocese of St. Andrews, had a dispensation to hold the church of Aberbrothoc then held by him in commendam. William de Dalgernok, preceptor of David II, was abbot of Kelso, 1329." [1]

Early History of the Dalgarno family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Dalgarno research. Another 248 words (18 lines of text) covering the years 1333, 1366, 1372, 1386, 1372, 1400, 1386, 1505, 1603, 1664, 1688, 1626, 1687, 1680 and 1687 are included under the topic Early Dalgarno History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Dalgarno Spelling Variations

Spelling variations of this family name include: Dalgarno, Dalgarnock, Dalgarnaw, Dalgarnie, Delgarno, Delgarnow, Delgarnock, Dalgarnoch, Dalgarnow, Dalgarny, Dalgarney, Delgarnie, Delgarney, Delgarny, Delgarnoch and many more.

Early Notables of the Dalgarno family (pre 1700)

Notable amongst the family at this time was George Dalgarno (c.1626-1687), an educationalist, born in Old Aberdeen. He studied at Marischal College and kept school for thirty years. He was the author of Didascalocophus or the Deaf and Dumb man's tutor (1680), which proposed a totally new linguistic system for use by deaf mutes. The system is still used in the United States. "According to...
Another 65 words (5 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Dalgarno Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.


United States Dalgarno migration to the United States +

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Dalgarno Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
  • William Dalgarno who settled in Pennsylvania in 1719
Dalgarno Settlers in United States in the 20th Century
  • Benjamin Dalgarno, aged 23, originally from Scotstown, Scotland, who arrived in New York in 1907 aboard the ship "Caledonia" from Glasgow, Scotland [2]
  • William Dalgarno, aged 31, originally from Aberdeen, Scotland, who arrived in New York in 1909 aboard the ship "Baltic" from Liverpool, England [3]
  • Gordon Dalgarno, aged 18, originally from Aberdeen, Scotland, who arrived in New York in 1920 aboard the ship "Columbia" from Glasgow, Scotland [4]
  • Margaret Dalgarno, originally from Aberdeen, Scotland, who arrived in New York in 1920 aboard the ship "Mobile" from Liverpool, England [5]
  • Helen Summers Dalgarno, aged 24, originally from Aberdeen, Scotland, who arrived in New York in 1921 aboard the ship "Columbia" from Glasgow, Scotland [6]

Contemporary Notables of the name Dalgarno (post 1700) +

  • Anne Patricia Dalgarno MBE (1909-1980), née Smith, Australian politician, nurse and community leader; she established the Nurses Club in 1954 and was a board member of Canberra Community Hospital (1954-1959)
  • Frederick Leslie Roy Dalgarno (1910-2001), Australian social realist artist
  • Joel Dalgarno (b. 1987), Canadian lacrosse player
  • Brad W. Dalgarno (b. 1967), retired Canadian professional ice hockey right winger who played from 1986 to 1996
  • Alexander Dalgarno FRS (1928-2015), England physicist, Phillips Professor of Astronomy, Harvard University, USA
  • Andrew Dalgarno McCredie (b. 1930), Australian musicologist


  1. ^ Black, George F., The Surnames of Scotland Their Origin, Meaning and History. New York: New York Public Library, 1946. Print. (ISBN 0-87104-172-3)
  2. ^ "New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:JXXH-53F : 6 December 2014), Benjamin Dalgarno, 18 Feb 1907; citing departure port Glasgow, arrival port New York, ship name Caledonia, NARA microfilm publication T715 and M237 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).
  3. ^ "New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:JF92-162 : 6 December 2014), William Dalgarno, 10 Jul 1909; citing departure port Liverpool, arrival port New York, ship name Baltic, NARA microfilm publication T715 and M237 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).
  4. ^ "New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:J6C5-TQ3 : 6 December 2014), Gordon Dalgarno, 09 Apr 1920; citing departure port Glasgow, arrival port New York, ship name Columbia, NARA microfilm publication T715 and M237 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).
  5. ^ "New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:J681-FT1 : 6 December 2014), Margaret Dalgarno, 28 Sep 1920; citing departure port Liverpool, arrival port New York, ship name Mobile, NARA microfilm publication T715 and M237 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).
  6. ^ "New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:J6PS-4Y4 : 6 December 2014), Helen Summers Dalgarno, 13 Jun 1921; citing departure port Glasgow, arrival port New York, ship name Columbia, NARA microfilm publication T715 and M237 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).


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