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English nameJohnstone
Gaelic nameBaile Iain
Meaning

Location and type of place name

LocationRenfrewshire
Local authorityRenfrewshire ~ Siorrachd Rinn Friù
Parish post 1891
County post 1891Renfrewshire ~ Siorrachd Rinn Friù
Topographical feature typeSettlement ~ Tuineachadh
Post townJOHNSTONE
Postcode areaPA5
OS sheet number342
OS grid referenceNS433631
Type of namePlace ~ Àite

Elements

Element meaningG baile ~ town; Iain ~ John 
Element typeperson

External Resources

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Pronunciation

Further Information

Language notesG nom. sg. baile, masc. 'town' + gen. sg. of G. Iain, 'John' 
Sources
Rectoria de Johnnestoun 1275 Reg. Glasg. lxvi [Taxationes]
Ihonstoun c. 1591 Pont map 33
Johnstonbridge 1747-55 Roy
 
Bail' Iain Dieckhoff
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