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Richmond, County Tyrone

Origin

O.Fr. Riche ‘strong + O.E. Mont ‘hill’


Background

Richmond appears as the name of five Irish townlands in total (logainm.ie) and appears to be of English origin. There are no records of the current townland name before the 19thcentury and so we are unable to identify any Irish predecessor to this name. Richmond is an English toponym meaning ‘strong hill’ from Old French riche ‘strong’ and Middle English mont ‘a mount, a hill’ (KEPN).


References

FK

Additional Information

Historical name form

Old FormRef. DateReference
Richmond1834OSM xx 49
Richmoand1834cGJM M'stephana (OSNB) 129:No.25
Richmond (x 2, Manr Donoughmore Ch land Armagh)1834cOSNB: gen. sources 129:No.25
a Glebe of the psh (the parsonage house in it)1834cOSNB 129:No.25
Barony
Clogher
Parish
Errigal Keerogue
Parish in 1851
Errigal Keerogue
Townland
None
Place name ID
20728
Place name type
T