Derryvane, County Armagh
Ir. Doire Bhán ‘white oakwood’ or Doire Mheáin ‘middle oakwood’ (i.e. between Derrymattry and Derrycaw).
No earlier spellings have come to light, but Rocque’s map of Armagh in 1760 shows Derrymatry, Derryvain and Derrykaw on the road between Kilmagamish and Muckery. The Boundary Survey mapc. 1830 gives Derryvane for this townland, which was then glebe land (OSNB). Doire seems to have been treated as feminine in this name.
Historical name form
|Old Form||Ref. Date||Reference|
|[?]Derryviny||1744||Reg. Deeds abstracts I.699|
|Derryene||1835||Ret. Tds Armstrong's Sur. (OSNB) E9|
|Derryvane||1835||Bnd. Sur. (OSNB) E9|
|~Doire Ban ""white oak wood""||1835||J O'D (OSNB) E9|
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