In Scottish history, few names go farther back than Daro, whose ancestors lived among the clans of the Pictish tribe. They lived in Darroch in Stirlinghsire. The name could also be derived a form of the lost name MacDara
which meant son of oak
and others believe the name is from Dath riabhach.
Literally, the name comes from the Gaelic "darach" which means "oak tree."
Early Origins of the Daro family
The surname Daro was first found in Stirlingshire, where they held a family seat
from ancient times.
Early History of the Daro family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Daro research.Another 196 words (14 lines of text) covering the years 1406, 1462, 1500, and 1784 are included under the topic Early Daro History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Daro Spelling Variations
The arts of spelling and translation were yet in their infancies when surnames began, so there are an enormous number of spelling variations
of the names in early Scottish records. This is a particular problem with Scottish names because of the numerous times a name might have been loosely translated to English from Gaelic and back. Daro has been spelled Darroch, Darrow, Darrach, Daroch, Darach, Darragh, Darrogh, Darrioch, Darraugh, Darrough and many more.
Early Notables of the Daro family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Daro family to Ireland
Some of the Daro family moved to Ireland
, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.Another 123 words (9 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 Daro family to the New World and Oceana
This oppression forced many Scots to leave their homelands. Most of these chose North America as their destination. Although the journey left many sick and poor, these immigrants were welcomed the hardy with great opportunity. Many of these settlers stood up for their newfound freedom in the American War of Independence
. More recently, Scots abroad have recovered much of their collective heritage through highland games and other patriotic functions and groups. An examination of passenger and immigration lists has located various settlers bearing the name Daro: Anne Darrow, who arrived in Virginia in 1652; Jane Darrow, who came to Barbados in 1660; Sgt. George Darrow (b. circa 1652 in Scotland), who was on record in New London, Connecticut, in 1675.