Darragh Family History

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Darragh Name Meaning

Northern Irish: reduced Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó Dhubhdarach or Mac Dhubhdarach ‘descendant (or son) of Dubhdarach’, a personal name meaning ‘black one of the oak tree’. For this reason it has sometimes been Anglicized as Oakes.

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press

Similar surnames: Darrah, Reagh, Farrish, Tarrant, Darrow, Darras, Darrough, Barra

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Darragh Ethnicity Estimate

What are the common regions with the Darragh name?

These results combine data from everyone in the AncestryDNA® database with the last name Darragh. The Ancestry® ethnicity regions shown are top five most common on average for these people.

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  • England & Wales


  • Ireland & Scotland


  • Germanic Europe


  • Norway


  • Eastern Europe & Russia


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Darragh Family Origin

Where is the Darragh family from?

Darragh Family Occupations

What did your Darragh ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, the most common Darragh occupation in the UK was Labourer. 18% of Darragh's were Labourers. Labourer, Printfield Worker and Blacksmith (Jour) were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Darragh. A less common occupation for the Darragh family was Blast Furnace Filler.

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  • Labourer

  • Printfield Worker

  • Blacksmith (Jour)

  • Blast Furnace Filler


Census records can tell you a lot of little known facts about your Darragh ancestors, such as occupation. Occupation can tell you about your ancestor's social and economic status.

Darragh Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 14,000 census records available for the last name Darragh. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Darragh census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger List

There are 3,000 immigration records available for the last name Darragh. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in the UK, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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Draft Card

There are 2,000 military records available for the last name Darragh. For the veterans among your Darragh ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Darragh Life Expectancy

What is the average Darragh lifespan?

Between 1949 and 2004, in the United States, Darragh life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1955, and highest in 1981. The average life expectancy for Darragh in 1949 was 49, and 64 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Darragh

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Darragh ancestors lived in harsh conditions. A short lifespan might also indicate health problems that were once prevalent in your family. The SSDI is a searchable database of more than 70 million names. You can find birthdates, death dates, addresses and more.

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