Township: Cornaigmore

Map Reference: Cornaigmore 121

Name Type: agricultural

Meaning: This appears to be a male ON personal name such as ?lvir with the weakly stressed generic ON v?llr ‘field, meadow’. The phonetic development ? > a is also found in Fadamul (see section 17.4.2.1).
There is a Loch Olavat in South Uist and an Ollashal in Uig, Lewis (SP); Ølveset in Fjell (Ulvesæter) derives from ?lfir (NS); Olvollen is a name in Tolga, Norway (NG); Ølvisgjógv is a settlement name in the Faroe Islands (KO); Ölvisstaðir was an early Icelandic settlement name (Landnámabók 1900, 321) while Ölvisgerði is a modern farm name in Iceland (SAM).

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Information:Captain Lachlan MacPhail of Tiree hailed from Cornaigmore. He named his house in Scotstoun, Glasgow Alaval, because he was across the water from Cornaigmore - Andy Gebbie, Captain MacPhail's grandson.
"Stepping stones" over the stream by the shore - HJC.

A piece of ground on his croft south of Abhainn a' Mhuilinn - WMcP

A small, rocky eminence south of ScG Abhainn a' Mhuilinn 'the stream of the mill'

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Languages : Norse, Obscure

Informants: Hector J Campbell, Cornaigbeg, 3/1994

Informant 2: Willie MacPhail, Clachan, 6/1995