'Is darach mi fhein' means 'oak is my name'.
Malcolm Darroch, this site's founder, passed away on May 25, 2018.
Please click here for Mal Darroch's Legacy written by Doug Robertson
This site is dedicated to the preservation of the
family history and traditions of the descendants of Mulmorich
Darroch and to perpetuate an appreciation for the Darroch family
About the Site
The inspiration for the creation of this site is
primarily as a result of the monumental efforts of Frank Darroch
in researching and compiling his wonderful compendium of one branch
of the Darroch family.
His prodigious journey began, as he recounts it,
in 1960 when he was looking through some of his fathers’
papers, following his death, and found certain notes about his
relatives including the names and dates of birth of some of his
forefathers. Among those papers was a small note on the corner
of one of the pages that stated “in the cemetery in Clachan,
Argyllshire, was a ‘Darroch’ stone that was the oldest
in the parish”.
Thus began a journey both physical and intellectual
that ended in the publication in 1974 of ‘A Darroch Family
in Scotland and in Canada’ affectionately known by those
of us fortunate enough to own a copy as ‘The Red Book’.
It is a remarkable work and one that many in the family have read
and re-read many times in an attempt to gain some insight into
our origin and our background.
I hope that by making this site available to all
who wishes to access it I may be able to, in some small way, contribute
to and continue that important historical work that Frank Darroch
began those many years ago.