Township: Balephuil

Map Reference: Balephuil I

Name Type: agricultural

Meaning: MacLean's Croft; or croft of the 'C', a nickname; or Fair Duncan

Other Forms: Croit na Cròige - croft of the 'Hand' (a nickname) - AB

Croit Dhonnchaidh Bhàin - croft belonging to fair-haired Duncan

Croit Mhic ’Ill Eathain - DMcC, EK

Croit Bean 'ic Sheumais (a MacLean) - EK

Related Places:

Mairi Floraidh Iain 'ic Sheumais (whose brother was a doctor in Sheffield) married Calum Fhearchair MacDonald (An Cròg, so called because he was always gesturing with his big hands). They had eight children, one of whom went to West Hynish and was the uncle of Iain Bald - EK.

Local Form:

Languages : Gaelic

Informants: Alasdair Brown, Balephuil, 2/1994

Informant 2: David McClounnan, Balephuil, 5/1994

Informant 3: Eilidh (bheag) Kennedy, Balevullin, 2/1995