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English nameHawkhead
Gaelic nameno Gaelic form
Meaning

Location and type of place name

LocationPaisley, Renfrewshire
Local authorityRenfrewshire ~ Siorrachd Rinn Friù
Parish post 1891
County post 1891Renfrewshire ~ Siorrachd Rinn Friù
Topographical feature type
Post townPAISLEY
Postcode areaPA1
OS sheet number342
OS grid referenceNS499636
Type of namePlace ~ Àite

Elements

Element meaning 
Element typeanimal

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Further Information

Language notes 
Sources
domino de Hawkhed 1392 Reg. Pass p. 364 (361)
domino de Hawkhed 1397 Reg. Pass p. 368 (366)
St Johnne the Ross of Halkheid 1490 Reg. Pass. 60
Dominum Ross de Halkheid 1504 Reg. Pass 61
terrarum de Halkhed 1504 Reg. Pass 62
duelling place of the Halkhed 1504 Reg. Pass 63
Halkhead c. 1591 Pont map 33
Domini Ross de Halkheid 1649 Retours (Renfrew) no. 139
 
Additional infoSc hawk appears in place-names, halk is a common variant.  
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