The surname Darmody was first found in Galway (Irish: Gaillimh) part of the province of Connacht, located on the west coast of the Island, where they held a family seat as hereditary Judges to the O'Connor's and O'Loghlins. Irish history was greatly influenced by the Norman invasion of 1172, and thereafter, the surnames of Irish Gaelic clanns and septs and many of the Norman families became almost indistinguishable. This family name was found later in Cavan and Westmeath and became a widely scattered name.
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Some of the first settlers of this family name were:
Darmody Settlers in Canada in the 19th Century
Patrick Darmody, who landed in Nova Scotia in 1827
Bridget Darmody, who arrived in Halifax, Nova Scotia in 1834
Bridget Darmody, who arrived in Nova Scotia in 1834
Miss. Ann Darmody, aged 2 who was emigrating through Grosse Isle Quarantine Station, Quebec aboard the ship "Erin's Queen" departing 1st June 1847 from Liverpool, England; the ship arrived on 23rd July 1847 but she died on board 
Miss. Mary Darmody, aged 4 who was emigrating through Grosse Isle Quarantine Station, Quebec aboard the ship "Erin's Queen" departing 1st June 1847 from Liverpool, England; the ship arrived on 23rd July 1847 but she died on board 
Emigration to New Zealand followed in the footsteps of the European explorers, such as Captain Cook (1769-70): first came sealers, whalers, missionaries, and traders. By 1838, the British New Zealand Company had begun buying land from the Maori tribes, and selling it to settlers, and, after the Treaty of Waitangi in 1840, many British families set out on the arduous six month journey from Britain to Aotearoa to start a new life. Early immigrants include:
Darmody Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century
James Darmody, who arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "British King" in 1883