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Tattinfree, County Fermanagh

Origin

Ir. Táite an Fhraoigh ‘tate of the heather’

Background

The first element in this place-name is táite ‘tate’ which refers to a small land division and is largely confined to counties Tyrone, Fermanagh, Monaghan and Louth (McKay 2004, 195). The second element is fraoch ‘heather’ in the form Táite an Fhraoigh ‘tate of the heather’. Lenition, while normally marked, can sometimes be absent in anglicised forms (MÓM, p.c) and this seems to be the case for Tattinfree, where [f] appears in the modern form of the name.

References

FK

Additional Information

Historical name form

Old FormRef. DateReference
Tateanvee1639Inq. Ult. (Fermanagh) $41 Car.I
Tatinry (+Camriach, tates Netterville)1662cCourt of Claims $412
Tatenfragh (across r. = Colebrooke, M~S~)1672cHib. Del. Fermanagh
Tatenfregh1680BSD (Ó Maolagáin) 538
Tatenfree1747Reg. Free. Fer. 16,19
Tatenfree1753Reg. Free. Fer. 11,20
~Taite an Fhraoich ""heathery tate""1834cJ O'D (OSNB) 52 B61
~Taite an Fhraoigh1834cJ O'D (OSNB) 52 B61
Tattinfree (Sir Arthur Brooke''s holding;bogs)1835OSM iv 18,23,25
Barony
Magherastephana
Parish
Aghavea
Parish in 1851
Aghavea
Townland
None
Place name ID
9264
Place name type
T