Township: Hough,Hough

Map Reference:

Name Type: township

Meaning: The first element is the Gaelic ceathramh or quarterland (even though there seem to be five).

ON hús ‘house...in compounds húsa-garðr the yard-wall’ (CV, 294), with ON garðr ‘enclosure’, or the less common ON akr ‘ploughed field’ (see Stanesakir in Orkney, Sandnes 2010a, 150)
There is a Housigarth and a Housegarth in Shetland (Macniven 2015, 140); there is a Housegord in Weisdale, Shetland (SP); Hus is a common specific in Norway, including Husby, Rissa, Norway (NG); and Húsagarður occurs as a farm name in Iceland (SAM).

Other Forms: Kerahusager - Tiree Rental 1747.

Kerahusagar - The Turnbull Map of Tiree 1768 and accompanying survey text.

Kerachussegar - List of Inhabitants of Tiree 1776

Kerenussigair - Typed List of Inhabitants of Tyree and their Age in September 1779.
Taken from an unknown publication, 1998.201.1

Kerachusegar (1794) - Argyll Estate Instructions, ed. Eric Cregeen, Scottish History Society, 1964




Related Places:

Information:One of the townships to the west of Beinn Hough, evacuated because of erosion.

The people had to leave Murdat in the spring of 1815 because of sand blow - SA 1974/134/A1.

Local Form:

Languages : Gaelic, Obscure