Township: Barrapol,Barrapol

Map Reference: Barrapol 33

Name Type: agricultural

Meaning: If this had been a Gaelic name from ScG druim 'ridge' + innis 'meadow' + geur 'pointed', it could be reconstructed as Druim na h-Innse Gèire. It is much more likely, however, that this is a Norse name with a male ON personal name such as Ingjaldr > Engesland and Engalsvik (NS), or Ingi (CV, 313). Ingi Ingi Haraldsson was the Norwegian king from 1136-1161. There appears to be a genitive marker: 'The personal name [Ingi does not] take the s-genitive in classical ON but this may be a secondary development.' (See Ingashowe: Sandnes 2010a, 125) The generic is ON gerði ‘fence; field; enclosed piece of land’ or geiri ‘a triangular piece of land’: Ingisgeiri.
There is an Ingie Geo in Orkney (SP); Innister may be derived from the name Ingi (Marwick 1995 (1947), 58); Inga- is quite a common specific in Norway, for example Ingadalen in Etne (NG); and Ingaeyjar is a farm name in Iceland (SAM).

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A strip of ground north of The Land.

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Languages : Norse, Gaelic

Informants: Hugh MacLean, Barrapol, 12/1996