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The ancestors of the Darrough family were part of an ancient Scottish tribe called the Picts. 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."

Darrough Early Origins



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

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Darrough Spelling Variations


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Darrough Spelling Variations



In medieval Scotland, names were more often spelled according to sound than any regular set of rules. An enormous number of spelling variations were the result. Over the years, the name Darrough has been spelled Darroch, Darrow, Darrach, Daroch, Darach, Darragh, Darrogh, Darrioch, Darraugh, Darrough and many more.

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Darrough Early History


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Darrough Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Darrough research. Another 196 words (14 lines of text) covering the years 1406, 1462, 1500, and 1784 are included under the topic Early Darrough History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Darrough Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Darrough Early Notables (pre 1700)



Another 34 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Darrough Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Darrough In Ireland


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Darrough In Ireland



Some of the Darrough 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.

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The Great Migration


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The Great Migration



In such difficult times, Ireland, Australia, and North America looked like better homes for many Scots. The trips were expensive and grueling, but also rewarding, as the colonies were havens for those unwelcome in the old country. That legacy did not die easily, though, and many were forced to fight for their freedom in the American War of Independence. The Scottish legacy has resurface in more recent times, though, through Clan societies, highland games, and other organizations. Immigration and passenger lists have shown many early immigrants bearing the old Scottish name of Darrough:

Darrough Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • John Darrough, who landed in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1746

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Contemporary Notables of the name Darrough (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Darrough (post 1700)



  • Guy Darrough, American paleontologist from St. Louis, Missouri who helped discover the remains of Hypsibema missouriensis, in Bollinger County, Missouri
  • Steve Darrough, American Vice President, Worldwide Marketing of Zilog, Inc
  • John Samuel Darrough (1841-1920), Union Army soldier in the American Civil War, recipient of the Medal of Honor

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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
    2. Dorward, David. Scottish Surnames. Glasgow: Harper Collins, 1995. Print.
    3. Catholic Directory For Scotland. Glasgow: Burns Publications. Print.
    4. Skene, William Forbes Edition. Chronicles of the Picts, Chronicles of the Scots and Other Early Memorials of Scottish History. Edinburgh: H.M. General Register House, 1867. Print.
    5. 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).
    6. Crozier, William Armstrong Edition. Crozier's General Armory A Registry of American Families Entitled to Coat Armor. New York: Fox, Duffield, 1904. Print.
    7. Magnusson, Magnus. Chambers Biographical Dictionary 5th edition. Edinburgh: W & R Chambers, 1990. Print.
    8. Adam, Frank. Clans Septs and Regiments of the Scottish Highlands 8th Edition. London: Bacon (G.W.) & Co, 1970. Print. (ISBN 10-0717945006).
    9. Bradford, William. History of Plymouth Plantation 1620-1647 Edited by Samuel Eliot Morrison 2 Volumes. New York: Russell and Russell, 1968. Print.
    10. Bolton, Charles Knowles. Scotch Irish Pioneers In Ulster and America. Montana: Kessinger Publishing. Print.
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    The Darrough Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Darrough Family Crest was drawn according to heraldic standards based on published blazons. We generally include the oldest published family crest once associated with each surname.

    This page was last modified on 3 January 2016 at 18:44.

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