The ancestors of the Dargay name date back to the kingdom of Dalriada in ancient Scotland
. Dargay was a name for someone who lived in the village of Dargie, in the parish of Liff-Benvie in Angus.
Early Origins of the Dargay family
The surname Dargay 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 Dargay family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Dargay research.Another 133 words (10 lines of text) covering the years 1600 and 1613 are included under the topic Early Dargay History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Dargay 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 Dargay has been spelled Dargie, Dargey, Dargy, Dairgy, Dairgie, Dairgey and others.
Early Notables of the Dargay family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Dargay family to Ireland
Some of the Dargay 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 Dargay family to the New World and Oceana
Ancestors of many of the Dalriadan families who crossed the Atlantic still live along the east coast of the United States and Canada. Some Scottish settlers arrived in Canada during the American War of Independence
as United Empire Loyalists, while others stayed south to fight for a new nation. The descendants of Scottish settlers in both countries began to rediscover their heritage in the 19th and 20th centuries through Clan
societies and highland games. An inquiry into the early roots of North American families has revealed a number of immigrants bearing the name Dargay or a variant listed above: John Dargie who settled in Boston in the year 1762.