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Aghascrebagh, County Tyrone

Origin

Ir. Achadh Scríobach 'furrowed field'

Background

The first element is almost certainly achadh ‘field’, probably modified as indicated in the form assigned to John O’Donovan, by the adjective scríobach ‘bad pasture’ (Dinneen). The proposed form Achadh Scríobach adequately explains the historical forms, apart from the earliest form Aiskerbagh, which can be disregarded as an outlier, possibly due to mistranscription by a non-Irish speaker in the early 1600s.

References

FK

Additional Information

Historical name form

Old FormRef. DateReference
Aiskerbagh1619CPR Jas I 429a
Aghascribby (Sir Robt Ferguson)1835cRes. Gent. (OSNB)
Aghyscrabagh (Sir Robt Ferguson)1835cRes. Gent. (OSNB)
~Achadh Scriobach ""Furrowed Field""1835cJ O'D (OSNB)
~Achadh scriobach: Furrowed or rugged field1920cTNCT 7
Barony
Omagh West
Parish
Termonamongan
Parish in 1851
Termonamongan
Townland
None
Place name ID
3243
Place name type
T