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Andersonstown, County Antrim

Origin

Background

Now a suburb, 4km SW of Belfast city centre

par: Shankill bar: Belfast Upper

Andersonstown in the townland of BALLYDOWNFINE is described in 1832 as ‘a village consisting of eleven families’. The identity of the Anderson referred to in the place-name is unknown. However, he is likely to have been of Lowland Scots origin as are the majority of the Andersons of Ulster [Anderson’s Town Village 1832].

References

McKay, P. (2007): A Dictionary of Ulster Place-Names, p. 4

Additional Information

Historical name form

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Barony
Belfast Upper
Parish
Shankill
Parish in 1851
Shankill
Townland
Ballydownfine
Place name ID
6842
Place name type
M