Show ContentsDarragh History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

The Darragh family saga is rooted in the people of the Pictish Clan of ancient Scotland. The Darragh family 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 Darragh family

The surname Darragh was first found in Stirlingshire, where one of the first records of the family was John Darach who was bailie of Stirling in 1406. "John Darach de Cruce mentioned in 1445 may be John Darraugh, commissioner for the burgh of Stirling in 1450. Jonete Daroch is in record in 1458, and Mariote Darrauch appears as nurse of the Lady Margaret, second daughter of James II., 1462." [1]

Early History of the Darragh family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Darragh research. Another 396 words (28 lines of text) covering the years 1301, 1406, 1462, 1471, 1477, 1482, 1500, 1505, 1522, 1525, 1545, 1550, 1574, 1608, 1620, 1629, 1632, 1684, 1784 and 1890 are included under the topic Early Darragh History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Darragh Spelling Variations

Prior to the invention of the printing press in the last hundred years, documents were basically unique. Names were written according to sound, and often appeared differently each time they were recorded. Spelling variations of the name Darragh include Darroch, Darrow, Darrach, Daroch, Darach, Darragh, Darrogh, Darrioch, Darraugh, Darrough and many more.

Early Notables of the Darragh family

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Ireland Migration of the Darragh family to Ireland

Some of the Darragh family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.
Another 58 words (4 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

United States Darragh migration to the United States +

The freedom of the North American colonies was enticing, and many Scots left to make the great crossing. It was a long and hard journey, but its reward was a place where there was more land than people and tolerance was far easier to come by. Many of these people came together to fight for a new nation in the American War of Independence, while others remained loyal to the old order as United Empire Loyalists. The ancestors of Scots in North America have recovered much of this heritage in the 20th century through Clan societies and other such organizations. A search of immigration and passenger lists revealed many important and early immigrants to North America bearing the name of Darragh:

Darragh Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
  • Wilhelm Darragh, who arrived in America in 1783 [2]
Darragh Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • William Darragh, who arrived in America in 1807 [2]
  • George Darragh, who landed in Allegany (Allegheny) County, Pennsylvania in 1835 [2]
  • John Darragh, who landed in Allegany (Allegheny) County, Pennsylvania in 1835 [2]
  • James Darragh, who arrived in Allegany (Allegheny) County, Pennsylvania in 1838 [2]
  • Patrick Darragh, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1848 [2]

Contemporary Notables of the name Darragh (post 1700) +

  • Tina Darragh (b. 1950), American poet
  • John Darragh (1772-1828), American politician, mayor of Pittsburgh (1817-1825)
  • Cornelius Darragh (1809-1854), American politician, member of the U.S. House of Representatives from Pennsylvania
  • Archibald B Darragh (1840-1927), American politician and Army officer, mayor of St. Louis (1893) and a U.S. Congressman
  • Harold Darragh (1902-1993), Canadian professional NHL ice hockey player
  • Paul Darragh (1953-2005), Irish equestrian
  • Jack Darragh (1890-1924), Canadian ice hockey player inducted into the Hockey Hall of Fame in 1962
  • Darragh McManamon, Canadian professor in the facility of Business Administration at Memorial University
  • Darragh Maguire (b. 1976), Irish professional football player

  1. Black, George F., The Surnames of Scotland Their Origin, Meaning and History. New York: New York Public Library, 1946. Print. (ISBN 0-87104-172-3)
  2. Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8) on Facebook