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Moybane, County Fermanagh

Origin

Ir. Maigh Bhán ‘white plain’

Background

The derivation of this place-name is straightforward. The first element magh is the most common word for ‘plain’, and the second element is bán ‘white’. While lenition is normally marked, and would require the [b] of bán to be pronounced [w], lenition can sometimes be absent in anglicised forms (MÓM, p.c) as can also be seen in An Tulaigh Bhán, appearing as Tullybane in Antrim.


There is another Moybane in Co. Armagh

References

FK

Additional Information

Historical name form

Old FormRef. DateReference
Moieghvane1610CPR Jas I 189b
Moyeghbane1610CPR Jas I 189b
Moyeghvane1610CPR Jas I 189b
Moyeghbane1639Inq. Ult. (Fermanagh) $44 Car.I
Moyeghvane1639Inq. Ult. (Fermanagh) $44 Car.I
Moy1659Census 1659 104
Moybane1750Reg. Free. Fer. 1
Moybane1767Reg. Free. Fer. 4
Moybaun1834OSM xiv 29
Moybawn (school)1834OSM xiv 24
~Magh Bhán ""white plain""1834J O'D (OSNB) B130 B54
""whitish plain""1869Joyce i 570 (ind.)
Barony
Clanawley
Parish
Cleenish
Parish in 1851
Cleenish
Townland
None
Place name ID
7775
Place name type
T