Township: Cornaigbeg,Kenovay

Map Reference: Cornaigbeg Z

Name Type: agricultural

Meaning: The specific is a male ON personal name such as Fj?rnir. The weakly stressed generic might be ON kollr 'rounded hill', garðr 'enclosure' (> -gal in some dialects: Berit Sandnes, pers. comm.), gerði ‘fence, field’, or geiri ‘a triangular piece of land’. There may in fact be two features: the hill and the field (see Boidhegeir and Groidegear).
Fj?rnir or Forni is a well-attested Norse name found in England at Formby and Forncett (Ekwall 1960, 184); Fjørnestangen in Tingvoll, and a Fjørnesholmen in Sola, Norway (NG); Fornebu in Norway is derived from Fj?rnir (NS); and in Iceland, as in Fornastaðir and Fornhólar (SAM).

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Information:124 acres of Tom Barr's farm was broken up in 1904 to make 3 crofts in Kenovay and 3 crofts in Cornaigbeg - SSS card index C. SA 1973/135/B21.

Para Rob lived in one of the houses around Foirnegal. The old folk used to say, "Fhuair mi 'hurl' Phara Roib", because he had the first wheeled cart on Tiree - Donald 'Dubh' MacLean, Kenovay, 12/2015

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Languages : Norse, Gaelic

Informants: SSS card index C. SA 1973/135/B21