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 they held a family seat from ancient times.

Important Dates for the Dorrough family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Dorrough research. Another 141 words (10 lines of text) covering the years 1406, 1462, 1500, and 1784 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)

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

Migration of the Dorrough family to Ireland

Some of the Dorrough family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.
Another 58 words (4 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Dorrough migration to the United States

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
  • Dennis Dorrough, aged 40, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1775 [1]

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Citations

  1. ^ Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
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