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The current generations of the Darrow family have inherited a surname that was first used hundreds of years ago by descendants of the ancient Scottish tribe called the Picts. The Darrow 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."

Darrow Early Origins



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

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Darrow Spelling Variations


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Darrow Spelling Variations



Scribes in the Middle Ages did not have access to a set of spelling rules. They spelled according to sound, the result was a great number of spelling variations. In various documents, Darrow has been spelled Darroch, Darrow, Darrach, Daroch, Darach, Darragh, Darrogh, Darrioch, Darraugh, Darrough and many more.

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Darrow Early History


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Darrow Early History



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

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Darrow Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Darrow Early Notables (pre 1700)



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

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Darrow In Ireland


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Darrow In Ireland



Some of the Darrow 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



The cruelties suffered under the new government forced many to leave their ancient homeland for the freedom of the North American colonies. Those who arrived safely found land, freedom, and opportunity for the taking. These hardy settlers gave their strength and perseverance to the young nations that would become the United States and Canada. Immigration and passenger lists have shown many early immigrants bearing the name Darrow:

Darrow Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • Anne Darrow, who arrived in Virginia in 1652
  • Thomas Darrow, who arrived in Virginia in 1652
  • Jane Darrow, who came to Barbados in 1660
  • Sgt George Darrow (born circa 1652 in Scotland), who was on record in New London, Connecticut, in 1675

Darrow Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • George Darrow, who settled in West New Jersey in 1720
  • Captain Darrow, who served in the third Connecticut Regiment in the War of Independence in 1778

Darrow Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • T Darrow, who landed in San Francisco, California in 1850
  • Daniel Darrow, who landed in San Francisco, California in 1851
  • J H Darrow, who arrived in San Francisco, California in 1851

Darrow Settlers in United States in the 20th Century

  • Charles F. Darrow, aged 23, arrived in New York in 1921 aboard the ship "Jekri" from Liverpool, England [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    "New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:J626-L6L : 6 December 2014), Charles F. Darrow, 14 Oct 1921; citing departure port Liverpool, arrival port New York, ship name Jekri, NARA microfilm publication T715 and M237 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).
  • Mildred Darrow, aged 21, arrived in New York, NY in 1921 aboard the ship "Fort Hamilton" from Hamilton, Bermuda [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    "New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:J6JD-DM4 : 6 December 2014), Mildred Darrow, 27 Oct 1921; citing departure port Hamilton, Bermuda, arrival port New York, NY, ship name Fort Hamilton, NARA microfilm publication T715 and M237 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).

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Contemporary Notables of the name Darrow (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Darrow (post 1700)



  • William "Bill" Darrow, American Professor of Public Health at Florida International University
  • Henry Darrow (b. 1933), Puerto Rican-American character actor, best known as Zorro's father on the popular 1990s TV series
  • Geof Darrow (b. 1955), American comic artist, who co-won the 1991 Eisner Award for Best Writer and Artist
  • Charles Darrow (1889-1967), American businessman who designed the Monopoly board game and sold the patent to Parker Brothers
  • John Darrow (1904-1980), American actor
  • Benjamin Darrow (b. 1868), American lawyer, politician and author
  • George Potter Darrow (1859-1943), American politician, member of the U.S. House of Representatives
  • Clarence Seward Darrow (1857-1938), American lawyer and leading member of the American Civil Liberties Union
  • Paul Darrow (b. 1941), born Paul Birkby, English actor
  • Paul Darrow (b. 1941), British character actor

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Citations


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Citations



  1. ^ "New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:J626-L6L : 6 December 2014), Charles F. Darrow, 14 Oct 1921; citing departure port Liverpool, arrival port New York, ship name Jekri, NARA microfilm publication T715 and M237 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).
  2. ^ "New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:J6JD-DM4 : 6 December 2014), Mildred Darrow, 27 Oct 1921; citing departure port Hamilton, Bermuda, arrival port New York, NY, ship name Fort Hamilton, NARA microfilm publication T715 and M237 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).

Other References

  1. Browne, James. The History of Scotland it's Highlands, Regiments and Clans 8 Volumes. Edinburgh: Francis A Niccolls & Co, 1909. Print.
  2. Passenger Lists of Vessels Arriving at Galveston Texas 1896-1951. National Archives Washington DC. Print.
  3. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
  4. Le Patourel, John. The Norman Empire. New York: Oxford University Press, 1976. Print. (ISBN 0-19-822525-3).
  5. Bell, Robert. The Book of Ulster Surnames. Belfast: Blackstaff, 1988. Print. (ISBN 10-0856404160).
  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. Burke, Sir Bernard. Genealogical and Heraldic History of the Landed Gentry Including American Families with British Ancestry 2 Volumes. London: Burke Publishing, 1939. Print.
  8. Innes, Thomas and Learney. Socts Heraldry A Practical Handbook on the Historical Principles and Modern Application of the Art of Science. London: Oliver and Boyd, 1934. Print.
  9. Moody David. Scottish Family History. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1994. Print. (ISBN 0806312688).
  10. Fairbairn,. Fairbain's book of Crests of the Families of Great Britain and Ireland, 4th Edition 2 volumes in one. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1968. Print.
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The Darrow Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Darrow 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 16 November 2016 at 14:43.

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