The ancestors of the McDargh 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."
Early Origins of the McDargh family
The surname McDargh was first found in Stirlingshire, where they held a family seat
from ancient times.
Early History of the McDargh family
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McDargh 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 McDargh has been spelled Darroch, Darrow, Darrach, Daroch, Darach, Darragh, Darrogh, Darrioch, Darraugh, Darrough and many more.
Early Notables of the McDargh family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the McDargh family to Ireland
Some of the McDargh 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.
Migration of the McDargh family to the New World and Oceana
In such difficult times, Ireland
, 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 McDargh: Anne Darrow, who arrived in Virginia in 1652; Jane Darrow, who came to Barbados in 1660; Sgt. George Darrow (b. circa 1652 in Scotland), who was on record in New London, Connecticut, in 1675.