Township: Vaul

Map Reference: Vaul 74

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Meaning: This seems likely to be a male ON personal name such as ?rn (genitive ?rna), which appears twelve times in Landnámabók. This common word also means 'eagle', in which case the genitive is arna. The specific is either ON geiri ‘a triangular piece of land’ or ON gerði ‘fence, field, enclosed piece of land’: ?rnageiri. The phonetic development ON ? > [õ??] is well-attested on Tiree (see section 17.4.2.1).
Ørne- is a common specific in Norway, for example the twenty-five examples of Ørneberg (NG); Ørnasteinur is a settlement name in the Faroe Islands (KO).

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The knoll on which his new house is built - TMcK.

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Languages : Norse, Gaelic

Informants: Tommy MacKinnon, Vaul, 2/1994and 6/2011

Informant 2: Lachlan MacLean (Lachainn Sheumais), Vaul, 4/1996