Township: Mithealum,Vaul

Map Reference: Mithealum 9

Name Type: shore

Meaning: It is more plausible, however, that this name derives from ON krókr masc. 'hook, anything crooked' (CV, 356), this time with the post-positioned bound definite article > krókinn.
There is a Crogan on Torosay, Mull (SP); Traichroagan was recorded in Barra in 1823 (Stahl 1999, 132); there is a Crogan Ness, a Stony Crogan and three examples of Crogans in Shetland (SP); Kroken occurs eleven times in Norway (NG); Kroken in Luster derives from krókr (NS); while there are six examples of Krókurin in the Faroe Islands (KO).

Other Forms: Tràigh Chrògain - ONB p114, "significance Crooked Beach."

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Languages : Gaelic

Informants: OS