Tullans, County Derry
Ir. Tulán 'little hillock' + E. -s (plural)
This name appears to be some derivative of tulach 'low hill, hillock, mound'. Joyce (i, 389) suggests a diminutive tulán 'little hill, a hillock', appearing as Tullen in Roscommon and Tullin near Athlone, but this form might also represent a variant plural.
The appearance of -s is probably an attempt to render the name plural using English morphology.
Historical name form
|Old Form||Ref. Date||Reference|
|Tullilns||1814||Sampson (Munn) 107|
|~tulán (dim. of tulach)""a little hill- a hillock""||1869||Joyce i 389|
|~Tulacain ""The little heights""||1925||Munn's Inf. 107|
|~Tullan ""Little hills""||1925||Joyce (Munn) 107,1.389|
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