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Drumbeggan, County Fermanagh

Origin

Ir. Droim Beagáin ‘Beagán’s ridge’

Background

The [v] consonant in the early form Dronvagan (1615) might suggest a family name qualifier of this name in an original form such as Droim Uí Bheagáin ‘Ó’ Beggan’s ridge’. However, the rest of the historical forms contain no evidence of the surname particle Ó (gen. ), and as such the predecessor to Ó Beagáin, the personal name Beagán (from a diminutive of beag‘small’) is more likely.

References

FK

Additional Information

Historical name form

Old FormRef. DateReference
(?)Dronvagan1615CPR Jas I 166b
Drombeggan1630Inq. Ult. (Fermanagh) Car.I $24
Drumbeggan1659Census 1659 101
Drumbeggan1665HMR Fer. (2) 8
~Druim Beagáin ""Beggan''s or Little''s Ridge""1834J O'D (OSNB) B157
Drumbeggan 1 circular fort sch1834cOSM xiv 55
Drumbeggan sch closed1834cOSM xiv 56
Drumbeggan td1834cOSM xiv 52
Droim Bheagáin ""Beagán''s ridge""2002Fer. Bilingual Map PMcK
Barony
Magheraboy
Parish
Devenish
Parish in 1851
Devenish
Townland
None
Place name ID
7577
Place name type
T