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Darch History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms



The name Darch was brought to England in the wave of migration that followed the Norman Conquest of 1066. The Darch family lived in Kent. The family was originally from De Arques, from the Castle of Arques, near Dieppe. "William de Arcis, his son, in 1086 held estates from Odo of Bayeux and Lafranc in Kent, and in Suffolk from Bernard de StAudoen, and Robert Malet." [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
The Norman People and Their Existing Descendants in the British Dominions and the United States Of America. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1975. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-0636-X)


Early Origins of the Darch family


The surname Darch was first found in Kent where William d'Arques was Lord of Folkestone in that shire, having been granted lands by William the Conqueror for his assistance at the Battle of Hastings in 1066. William d'Arques was descended from the Vicomtes of Arques who held a castle four or five miles from Dieppe in Normandy.

"This name, which is not uncommon in the West of England, is probably identical with the De Arcis, of Domesday Book. William d'Arques, or de Arcis, was lord of Folkestone, co. Kent, temp. William I., having Bettled in England after the Norman Conquest. His ancestors were vicomtes of Arques, now a bourg and castle, four or five miles from Dieppe in Normandy." [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
Lowe, Mark Anthony, Patronymica Britannica, A Dictionary of Family Names of the United Kingdom. London: John Russel Smith, 1860. Print.

The parish of Melonsby in the North Riding of Yorkshire hold clues to an ancient origin there. "The Benedictine nunnery, was founded in the latter part of the reign of Stephen, or the earlier part of that of Henry II., by Roger D'Ark, and dedicated to the Virgin Mary." [3]CITATION[CLOSE]
Lewis, Samuel, A Topographical Dictionary of England. Institute of Historical Research, 1848, Print.
Little is known of this branch of the family other that this entry and to date we can find no birth or death record for this individual.

Further to the north, "Hubert de Arches occurs in Sotland 1165-1214." [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
The Norman People and Their Existing Descendants in the British Dominions and the United States Of America. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1975. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-0636-X)
This entry is collaborated but with different dates, "Herbert de Arches witnessed a charter of the lands of Lesslyn (Leslie) to Malcolm filius Bartholf (c. 1171-1199.) Gilbertus de Arches witnessed confirmation of sale of the land of Scrogges to the church of Glasgow (c. 1208-1213.) Perhaps from Arques near Dieppe." [4]CITATION[CLOSE]
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)


Early History of the Darch family


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Darch Spelling Variations


Spelling variations in names were a common occurrence in the eras before English spelling was standardized a few hundred years ago. In the Middle Ages, even the literate regularly changed the spellings of their names as the English language incorporated elements of French, Latin, and other European languages. Many variations of the name Darch have been found, including Dark, Darke, Darque and others.

Early Notables of the Darch family (pre 1700)


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Migration of the Darch family to Ireland


Some of the Darch family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.
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Migration of the Darch family to the New World and Oceana


For many English families, the social climate in England was oppressive and lacked opportunity for change. For such families, the shores of Ireland, Australia, and the New World beckoned. They left their homeland at great expense in ships that were overcrowded and full of disease. Many arrived after the long voyage sick, starving, and without a penny. But even those were greeted with greater opportunity than they could have experienced back home. Numerous English settlers who arrived in the United States and Canada at this time went on to make important contributions to the developing cultures of those countries. Many of those families went on to make significant contributions to the rapidly developing colonies in which they settled. Early North American records indicate many people bearing the name Darch were among those contributors:

Darch Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • James Darch, aged 48, originally from Worcester, who arrived in New York in 1892 aboard the ship "Alaska" from Liverpool, England [5]CITATION[CLOSE]
    "New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:J6RC-P22 : 6 December 2014), James Darch, 20 Jun 1892; citing departure port Liverpool, arrival port New York, ship name Alaska, NARA microfilm publication T715 and M237 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).
  • Mary Darch, aged 46, originally from Worcester, who arrived in New York in 1892 aboard the ship "Alaska" from Liverpool, England [6]CITATION[CLOSE]
    "New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:J6RC-P2L : 6 December 2014), Mary Darch, 20 Jun 1892; citing departure port Liverpool, arrival port New York, ship name Alaska, NARA microfilm publication T715 and M237 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).
  • Katharine Darch, aged 26, who arrived in New York in 1894 aboard the ship "La Champagne" from Havre, France [7]CITATION[CLOSE]
    "New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:JXMZ-7WP : 6 December 2014), Katharine Darch, 13 Aug 1894; citing departure port Havre, arrival port New York, ship name La Champagne, NARA microfilm publication T715 and M237 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).
  • Michel Darch, aged 11, who arrived in New York in 1894 aboard the ship "La Champagne" from Havre, France [8]CITATION[CLOSE]
    "New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:JXMZ-7W5 : 6 December 2014), Michel Darch, 13 Aug 1894; citing departure port Havre, arrival port New York, ship name La Champagne, NARA microfilm publication T715 and M237 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).

Darch Settlers in United States in the 20th Century

  • Frederick Darch, aged 23, originally from West Pennard, who arrived in New York in 1905 aboard the ship "Oceanic" from Liverpool, England [9]CITATION[CLOSE]
    "New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:JFS1-M61 : 6 December 2014), Frederick Darch, 09 Mar 1905; citing departure port Liverpool, arrival port New York, ship name Oceanic, NARA microfilm publication T715 and M237 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).
  • John K. Darch, aged 40, originally from London, who arrived in New York in 1905 aboard the ship "Carmania" from Liverpool, England [10]CITATION[CLOSE]
    "New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:JFH9-DZ7 : 6 December 2014), John K. Darch, 11 Dec 1905; citing departure port Liverpool, arrival port New York, ship name Carmania, NARA microfilm publication T715 and M237 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).
  • Francis H. Darch, aged 32, originally from Birmingham, England, who arrived in New York in 1909 aboard the ship "Lucania" from Liverpool, England [11]CITATION[CLOSE]
    "New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:JXTW-9X3 : 6 December 2014), Francis H. Darch, 28 Feb 1909; citing departure port Liverpool, arrival port New York, ship name Lucania, NARA microfilm publication T715 and M237 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).
  • Ernest Darch, originally from Liscard, who arrived in New York City, New York in 1919 aboard the ship "Cretic" from Liverpool, England [12]CITATION[CLOSE]
    "New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:J6QY-LTP : 6 December 2014), Ernest Darch, 26 Mar 1919; citing departure port Liverpool, arrival port New York City, New York, New York, ship name Cretic, NARA microfilm publication T715 and M237 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).
  • Joseph Darch, aged 34, who arrived in New York in 1921 aboard the ship "Berengaria" from Southampton, England [13]CITATION[CLOSE]
    "New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:J62H-247 : 6 December 2014), Joseph Darch, 17 Oct 1921; citing departure port Southampton, arrival port New York, ship name Berengaria, NARA microfilm publication T715 and M237 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).

Contemporary Notables of the name Darch (post 1700)


  • Jamie Darch, Canadian Principal of the Information and Communications Technology Council, Ottawa
  • Susan Darch, New Zealand Liberal Democrat politician, member of the Christchurch Borough Council in 2003 for Portfield
  • Arthur Clifford Darch (1931-2013), Canadian CFL football player who played for the Hamilton Tiger-Cats (1952-1960) and the Toronto Argonauts (1960-1961), inducted into the Niagara Falls Sports Wall of Fame
  • ? Darch, early Australian settler to the Perth area of Australia, eponym of Darch, now a suburb of Perth

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Citations


  1. ^ The Norman People and Their Existing Descendants in the British Dominions and the United States Of America. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1975. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-0636-X)
  2. ^ Lowe, Mark Anthony, Patronymica Britannica, A Dictionary of Family Names of the United Kingdom. London: John Russel Smith, 1860. Print.
  3. ^ Lewis, Samuel, A Topographical Dictionary of England. Institute of Historical Research, 1848, Print.
  4. ^ 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)
  5. ^ "New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:J6RC-P22 : 6 December 2014), James Darch, 20 Jun 1892; citing departure port Liverpool, arrival port New York, ship name Alaska, 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:J6RC-P2L : 6 December 2014), Mary Darch, 20 Jun 1892; citing departure port Liverpool, arrival port New York, ship name Alaska, NARA microfilm publication T715 and M237 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).
  7. ^ "New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:JXMZ-7WP : 6 December 2014), Katharine Darch, 13 Aug 1894; citing departure port Havre, arrival port New York, ship name La Champagne, NARA microfilm publication T715 and M237 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).
  8. ^ "New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:JXMZ-7W5 : 6 December 2014), Michel Darch, 13 Aug 1894; citing departure port Havre, arrival port New York, ship name La Champagne, NARA microfilm publication T715 and M237 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).
  9. ^ "New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:JFS1-M61 : 6 December 2014), Frederick Darch, 09 Mar 1905; citing departure port Liverpool, arrival port New York, ship name Oceanic, NARA microfilm publication T715 and M237 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).
  10. ^ "New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:JFH9-DZ7 : 6 December 2014), John K. Darch, 11 Dec 1905; citing departure port Liverpool, arrival port New York, ship name Carmania, NARA microfilm publication T715 and M237 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).
  11. ^ "New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:JXTW-9X3 : 6 December 2014), Francis H. Darch, 28 Feb 1909; citing departure port Liverpool, arrival port New York, ship name Lucania, NARA microfilm publication T715 and M237 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).
  12. ^ "New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:J6QY-LTP : 6 December 2014), Ernest Darch, 26 Mar 1919; citing departure port Liverpool, arrival port New York City, New York, New York, ship name Cretic, NARA microfilm publication T715 and M237 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).
  13. ^ "New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:J62H-247 : 6 December 2014), Joseph Darch, 17 Oct 1921; citing departure port Southampton, arrival port New York, ship name Berengaria, NARA microfilm publication T715 and M237 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).

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