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Annaghmacmanus, County Armagh

Origin

Ir. Eanach Mhic Maghnuis ‘McManus’ marsh’

Background

The anglicised form annagh- in place names usually indicates the element eanach which means ‘watery place, fen, marsh or swamp’. This is confirmed by the English forms Island McManus (1830c, 1835) as the element island (Ir. oileán) in Irish place-names can refer to an area of raised land in boggy terrain (Ó Mainnín 1989-90, 200). The qualifying element is the surname MacManus which, while numerous in Leinster and Connacht, is most common in Ulster (Bell 1988, 175). The name derives from the Irish name Mac Maghnuis, featuring the forename Manus from the Norse (and Latin) name Magnus (MacLysaght 1957, 208).

References

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Additional Information

Historical name form

Old FormRef. DateReference
(?)Aghnimaghe1607CPR Jas I 102b
(?)Aghmmagh al. Aghanmagh1623CPR Jas I 563a
Anaghmacmanus1830cHC Sur.& Val.(OSNB) A154 60
Island McManus1830cBnd. Sur. (OSNB) A154 60
Anaghmacmanus1835Land agent (OSNB) A154 60
Island McManus1835Custom of Country (OSNB) A154 60
~Eanach mic Maghnusa ""MacManus''s marsh""1835J O'D (OSNB) A154 60
Anagh McManus1837Lewis' Top. Dict. i 323
""MacManus''s marsh""1913Joyce iii 38
Barony
Armagh
Parish
Loughgall
Parish in 1851
Loughgall
Townland
None
Place name ID
18025
Place name type
T