The rugged west coast of Scotland
and the desolate Hebrides
islands are the ancestral home of the Dargey family. Their name indicates that the original bearer lived in the village of Dargie, in the parish of Liff-Benvie in Angus.
Early Origins of the Dargey family
The surname Dargey 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 Dargey family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Dargey research.Another 133 words (10 lines of text) covering the years 1600 and 1613 are included under the topic Early Dargey History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Dargey Spelling Variations
Spelling and translation were not standardized practices until the last few centuries. Spelling variations
are extremely common among early Scottish names. Dargey has been spelled Dargie, Dargey, Dargy, Dairgy, Dairgie, Dairgey and others.
Early Notables of the Dargey family (pre 1700)
More information is included under the topic Early Dargey Notables in all our PDF Extended History products
and printed products wherever possible.
Migration of the Dargey family to Ireland
Some of the Dargey 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 Dargey family to the New World and Oceana
The hardy Scots who made the crossing settled all along the east coast of North America and in the great west that was just then opening up. At the time of the American War of Independence
, many United Empire Loyalists moved north from the American colonies to Canada. Scottish national heritage became better known in North America in the 20th century through highland games and other patriotic events. An examination of immigration records and passenger ship lists revealed that people bearing the name Dargey arrived in North America very early: John Dargie who settled in Boston in the year 1762.