Township: Vaul

Map Reference: Vaul 74

Name Type:

Meaning: Possibly the male ON personal name H?gni (genitive H?gna), with ON geiri ‘a triangular piece of land’ or ON gerði ‘fence, field, enclosed piece of land’.
Högnastaðir is a common farm name in Iceland (SAM).

Other Forms:

Related Places:

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

Local Form:

Languages : Norse, Gaelic

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

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