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Darroch History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms



In Scottish history, few names go farther back than Darroch, 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 Darroch family


The surname Darroch was first found in Stirlingshire, where they held a family seat from ancient times.

Early History of the Darroch family


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Darroch 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. Darroch has been spelled Darroch, Darrow, Darrach, Daroch, Darach, Darragh, Darrogh, Darrioch, Darraugh, Darrough and many more.

Early Notables of the Darroch family (pre 1700)


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Migration of the Darroch family to Ireland


Some of the Darroch family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.
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Migration of the Darroch 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 Darroch:

Darroch Settlers in United States in the 20th Century

  • Elizt. Darroch, aged 48, who settled in America from Dundee, in 1900
  • Elizabeth Darroch, aged 28, who landed in America from Paisley, Scotland, in 1907
  • John Darroch, aged 44, who landed in America from Motherwell, Scotland, in 1909
  • Grace Darroch, aged 39, who settled in America from Motherwell, Scotland, in 1909
  • Hugh Darroch, aged 22, who emigrated to the United States from Kilmarnock, Scotland, in 1910
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Darroch Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century

  • George Darroch, aged 38, who arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Jane Gifford" in 1842
  • Nicholas Darroch, aged 39, who arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Jane Gifford" in 1842
  • James Darroch, aged 18, who arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Jane Gifford" in 1842
  • Robert Darroch, aged 16, who arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Jane Gifford" in 1842
  • Mary Darroch, aged 14, who arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Jane Gifford" in 1842
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Contemporary Notables of the name Darroch (post 1700)


  • Joe Darroch (1872-1949), Scottish footballer who played from 1892 to 1901
  • David Jeremy Darroch (b. 1962), English businessman, Chief Executive of Sky plc
  • Arnold Darroch (1898-1974), Canadian politician, Member of Parliament for Wellington North (1949-1953)
  • Sir Kim Darroch KCMG (b. 1954), British diplomat, Her Majesty's Ambassador to the United States (2016-), United Kingdom National Security Advisor (2012-2015), Her Majesty's Permanent Representative to the European Union (2007-2012)
  • Martin Darroch (b. 1972), Canadian professional hockey player

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