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Formil, County Tyrone

Origin

Ir. Formaoil ‘bare-topped hill’

Background

According to Joyce (i, 395), the element mael is applied to hills and promontories, and combined with the preposition for is used to to signify a round hill. The form Formail, Formaoil ‘bare-topped hill’ appears in the anglicised form Formil in Cos Fermanagh and Tyrone, and as Formil and Formoyle in Co. Derry.

References

FK (2019)

Additional Information

Historical name form

Old FormRef. DateReference
Cath Formaoile oc Raith Bicc ria Cenel Eoghain0965AFM ii 688n
Cath Formaeile riaCenelEogain forCenelConaill0967AU (Mac Airt) 406
the mountaine of Formell in bar. Strabane1657cCiv. Surv. iii 260
Formhill1777Taylor & Skinner 26
Formhill1777Taylor & Skinner 276
Formal1833OSNB: gen. sources C35
Formil1833OSNB: gen. sources C35
Formaoil ""round hill""1833cJ O'D (OSNB) C35
for maol - Bare or bald hill1920cTNCT 55
Formail (1930cSgéalta Mh. L 152
~Formail (1950Mac Airt, S. 1950 3
Formaoil ""bare-topped hill""1999NIPNP signage PMcK/FC
Barony
Strabane Upper
Parish
Bodoney Lower
Parish in 1851
Bodoney Lower
Townland
None
Place name ID
4314
Place name type
T