Dalriada, in ancient Scotland
, is where the name Dargo evolved. It was a name for someone who lived in the village of Dargie, in the parish of Liff-Benvie in Angus.
Early Origins of the Dargo family
The surname Dargo 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 Dargo family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Dargo research.Another 133 words (10 lines of text) covering the years 1600 and 1613 are included under the topic Early Dargo History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Dargo Spelling Variations
Medieval translation of Gaelic names could not be referred to as an accurate process. Spelling was not yet standardized, and names in documents from that era are riddled with spelling variations
. Dargo has been written as Dargie, Dargey, Dargy, Dairgy, Dairgie, Dairgey and others.
Early Notables of the Dargo family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Dargo family to Ireland
Some of the Dargo 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 Dargo family to the New World and Oceana
Descendents of Dalriadan-Scottish families still populate many communities across North America. They are particularly common in Canada, since many went north as United Empire Loyalists at the time of the American War of Independence
. Much later, in the late 19th and early 20th centuries, the highland games and Clan
societies that now dot North America sprang up, allowing many Scots to recover their lost national heritage. Some of the first immigrants to cross the Atlantic and come to North America bore the name Dargo, or a variant listed above: John Dargie who settled in Boston in the year 1762.