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The name Darklay was first used in the ancient Scottish kingdom of Dalriada. It indicates that the first bearer lived in the village of Dargie, in the parish of Liff-Benvie in Angus.

Early Origins of the Darklay family


The surname Darklay 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.

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Early History of the Darklay family

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Early History of the Darklay family


This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Darklay research.
Another 133 words (10 lines of text) covering the years 1600 and 1613 are included under the topic Early Darklay History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Darklay Spelling Variations

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Darklay Spelling Variations


Medieval spelling was at best an intuitive process, and translation between Gaelic and English was no more effective. These factors caused an enormous number of spelling variations in Dalriadan names. In fact, it was not uncommon to see a father and son who spelled their name differently. Over the years, Darklay has been spelled Dargie, Dargey, Dargy, Dairgy, Dairgie, Dairgey and others.

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Early Notables of the Darklay family (pre 1700)

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Early Notables of the Darklay family (pre 1700)


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Migration of the Darklay family to Ireland

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Migration of the Darklay family to Ireland


Some of the Darklay 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.

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Migration of the Darklay family to the New World and Oceana

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Migration of the Darklay family to the New World and Oceana


Many of the ancestors of Dalriadan families who arrived in North America still live in communities along the east coast of Canada and the United States. In the American War of Independence many of the original settlers traveled north to Canada as United Empire Loyalists. In the late 19th and early 20th centuries the ancestors of many Scots began recovering their collective national heritage through Clan societies, highland games, and other patriotic events. Research into the origins of individual families in North America revealed records of the immigration of a number of people bearing the name Darklay or a variant listed above: John Dargie who settled in Boston in the year 1762.

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