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Copney, County Tyrone

Origin

Ir. Copánaigh ‘place abounding in dock leaves’

Background

The root element cóp derives from the word copóg ‘dock-leaf’. From this root element, the word copánach has emerged by the addition of diminutive (-án) and adjectival (-ach) morphology (Joyce ii, 347).Copánach is anglicised Coppanagh in Cos Galway and Cavan (logainm.ie), while its oblique form Copánaigh gives its name to several townlands named Copany in Ulster (Cos Tyrone, Armagh and Donegal), and to the current townland which appears as Copney. There is another Copney in Co. Armagh.

References

FK

Additional Information

Historical name form

Old FormRef. DateReference
Copponeigh1633Inq. Ult. (Tyrone) $40 Car. I
Ceapneas (-s?) ""bottom of the hill""1830cOgilby, A. C34
Copny (Sir H Stewart)1830cProprietor (OSNB) C34 iii
Copnaidh ""abounding in dock-leaves""1833cJ O'D (OSNB) C34
Copnaidh ""abounding in dockleaves""1833cJ O'D (OSNB) C34,iii
Copney (Revd J. McGuirke)1833cClergyman (RC) (OSNB) C34
Copney (Revd JC Beresford)1833cClergyman (OSNB) C34
Copney (Sir H Stewart)1833cProprietor (OSNB) C34
copnaidh - Abounding in dock leaves1920cTNCT 62
Cop√°naigh ""place abounding in dock leaves""1999NIPNP signage PMcK/FC
Barony
Omagh East
Parish
Termonmaguirk
Parish in 1851
Termonmaguirk
Townland
None
Place name ID
4546
Place name type
T