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English nameFishnish
Gaelic nameFinnsinis
Meaning?promontory of the heath-rush

Location and type of place name

LocationMull, Firth of Lorn, Argyll
Local authorityArgyll & Bute ~ Earra-Ghàidheal & Bòd
Parish post 1891
County post 1891Argyll & Bute ~ Earra-Ghàidheal & Bòd
Topographical feature typeHeadland ~ Rubha
Postcode areaPA65
OS sheet number
OS grid referenceNM646415
Type of namePlace ~ Àite


Element meaningPerhaps ON finnungr ~ heath rush or finnr ~ Finn; nes ~ promontory
Element typepersontopography

External Resources

OS maps

Further Information

Language notesPerhaps ON finnungs-nes: ON gen. sg., finnungr ‘heath rush’ + nom. sg. ON nes, neut. ‘promontory’ = ‘Promontory of the heath-rush’ or Finns-nes, gen. sg., finnr personal name + nom. sg. ON nes, neut. ‘promontory’ = ‘Finn’s promontory’ 
Fynchenis 1493 RMS i. no. 2200
Finchenis 1538 RMS iii. no. 1745
Finchiness 1654 Blaeu map Mula insula
Fishnish 1801 Langlands Map
Fishnish Bay 1851 Admiralty Chart 2155
Rishnish 1820 Thomson
(N) Fish Point MacLean p. 26
Fi(nn)sinis Robertson Collection MS366 p. 4
Additional infoThanks to Prof. Richard Cox for assistance with this name. 
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