Township: Cornaigmore

Map Reference: Cornaigmore 62

Name Type: agricultural

Meaning: This is an enigmatic name. ScG fearann ‘land, estate’ occurs eight times as a generic on Tiree, although it is not common elsewhere (SP). It is derived from the EG ferand (MacBain), although ScG Fearann an Rìghe ‘the land of the ‘King’’ (an ironic nickname) in Moss dates as late as the nineteenth century. The male ON personal name Krínán is found on the tenth century Thorsteinn Cross on the Isle of Man. This is a loan from the Early Gaelic personal name Crínán (Fellows- Jensen, in Gammeltoft et al. 2005, 103).

Other Forms: Pairc a’ Chrìonain - Angus MacLean, Scarinish

Earann a’ Chrìonain - AMcL

Fearann a’ Chrìonain - HC.

Related Places:

Part of Lag nan Cruach - AMcL.

Behind Skinners' church - HC.

Local Form:

Languages : Gaelic

Informants: Alec MacLean, Cornaigbeg, 2/1994

Informant 2: Hugh Campbell, Garraphail, 11/1995