Dorrough History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms
The story of the Dorrough family begins in ancient Scotland among the Pictish clans. The Dorrough 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 Dorrough family
The surname Dorrough 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." 
Early History of the Dorrough family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Dorrough research. Another 396 words (28 lines of text) covering the years 1406, 1462, 1471, 1477, 1301, 1482, 1505, 1522, 1525, 1545, 1550, 1574, 1608, 1620, 1629, 1632, 1684, 1500, 1784 and are included under the topic Early Dorrough History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Dorrough Spelling Variations
Translation has done much to alter the appearance of many Scottish names. It was a haphazard process that lacked a basic system of rules. Spelling variations were a common result of this process. Dorrough has appeared Darroch, Darrow, Darrach, Daroch, Darach, Darragh, Darrogh, Darrioch, Darraugh, Darrough and many more.
Early Notables of the Dorrough family (pre 1700)
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In the United States, the name Dorrough is the 18,252nd most popular surname with an estimated 2,487 people with that name. 
Migration of the Dorrough family to Ireland
Some of the Dorrough family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.
Many Scots left their country to travel to the North American colonies in search of the freedom they could not find at home. Of those who survived the difficult voyage, many found the freedom they so desired. There they could choose their own beliefs and allegiances. Some became United Empire Loyalists and others fought in the American War of Independence. The Clan societies and highland games that have sprung up in the last century have allowed many of these disparate Scots to recover their collective national identity. A search of immigration and passenger ship lists revealed many early settlers bearing the Dorrough name:
Dorrough Settlers in United States in the 18th Century