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Bockets, County Tyrone

Origin

Possibly Bacóg ‘an armful’

Background

Possibly Bacóg f. ‘an armful’ (Dinneen, Connaught & Ulster)< Bacod 1609, Bocad / Navockody 1614, Boccockedue, Bocockban 1654.  The ‘black’ dubh and ‘white’ bán divisions of 1655 gave rise to the plural in the modern name, while the second 1614 spelling may be plural.  It is unlikely to be the surname Boggot, a version of Baggot, which was in Ireland by the 16th c. (Fiants Eliz.)

References

KM (2010)

Additional Information

Historical name form

Old FormRef. DateReference
Bacod1609Esch. Co. Map 5.26
Backets td,sch 18231834OSM xx 64
~buacaide - A round hill1920cTNCT 43
~Buacaide ""a round hill""1936TNCT 43
Barony
Dungannon Lower
Parish
Killeeshil
Parish in 1851
Killeeshil
Townland
None
Place name ID
9786
Place name type
T