Delgarnack History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

Early Origins of the Delgarnack family

The surname Delgarnack was first found in Dumfriesshire (Gaelic: Siorrachd Dhùn Phris), a Southern area, bordering on England that today forms part of the Dumfries and Galloway Council Area. The family came "from the lands of Dalgarnock in Dumfriesshire. The old family of Dalgarno of that Ilk, however, were in Aberdeenshire. In 1262 William de Dalgarnoc, rector of Rathen in the diocese of St. Andrews, had a dispensation to hold the church of Aberbrothoc then held by him in commendam. William de Dalgernok, preceptor of David II, was abbot of Kelso, 1329." [1]

Early History of the Delgarnack family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Delgarnack research. Another 248 words (18 lines of text) covering the years 1333, 1366, 1372, 1386, 1372, 1400, 1386, 1505, 1603, 1664, 1688, 1626, 1687, 1680 and 1687 are included under the topic Early Delgarnack History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Delgarnack Spelling Variations

Spelling variations of this family name include: Dalgarno, Dalgarnock, Dalgarnaw, Dalgarnie, Delgarno, Delgarnow, Delgarnock, Dalgarnoch, Dalgarnow, Dalgarny, Dalgarney, Delgarnie, Delgarney, Delgarny, Delgarnoch and many more.

Early Notables of the Delgarnack family (pre 1700)

Notable amongst the family at this time was George Dalgarno (c.1626-1687), an educationalist, born in Old Aberdeen. He studied at Marischal College and kept school for thirty years. He was the author of Didascalocophus or the Deaf and Dumb man's tutor (1680), which proposed a totally new linguistic system for use by deaf mutes. The system is still used in the United States. "According to...
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Migration of the Delgarnack family

Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: William Dalgarno who settled in Pennsylvania in 1719.



  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)


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