Placenamesni.orgthe history behind our place-names

Gortin, County Tyrone

Origin

An Goirtín ‘the small cultivated field’

Background

This townland name derives from Goirtín, a diminuitive of the word Gort 'field' which is a field in the sense of an arable, or tilled field, and especially a field producing cereals. The element appears in Gort, Co. Galway and in its diminuitive form is anglicized to several forms; Gortin both here and in Co. Tyrone; Gorteen, Co. Galway; Gurteen, Cos Galway and Sligo, while the plural Goirtíní 'little tilled fields' appears as Gorteeny, in Co. Galway. In total there are six townlands in Ireland appearing as Gortin (logainm.ie).

 

 

Not referred to before 1654 (Gortin).

References

KM (2010)

Additional Information

Historical name form

Old FormRef. DateReference
Gortin1655cCiv. Surv. iii 303
Gortin td,flour mill1834OSM xx 140
Gortin1834cOSNB: gen. sources 20/D27
Gortin1834cOSNB: gen. sources no.20
Gortine1834cOSNB: gen. sources no.20
Gortine1834cOSNB: gen. sources 20/D27
Guirtin/Small Field1835cJ O'D (OSNB) 20/D27
Guirtin/Small Field1835cJ O'D (OSNB) no.20
~Gort-in ""a little field""1936TNCT 40
Barony
Dungannon Middle
Parish
Tullyniskan
Parish in 1851
Tullyniskan
Townland
None
Place name ID
9672
Place name type
T