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English nameKillearn
Gaelic nameCill Earn

Location and type of place name

Local authorityStirling ~ Sruighlea
Parish post 1891
County post 1891
Topographical feature type
OS sheet number
OS grid referenceNS523859
Type of namePlace ~ Àite


Element meaning 
Element type

External Resources

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Language notes 
Sources(church of) Kynerine 1234 x c.1270 Lenn. Cart., 36
Ricardo Setone rectore ecclesie de Kynherine 1272 x 1286 Lenn. Cart., 41 [date from POMS]
apud Kylhern 1423 RMS ii no. 165
(lands of) Kylern 1423 RMS ii no. 165
ecclesiam parochialem de Kyllern c.1430 Glas. Reg. no. 340
patricio domino de le graham ac domino de killern c.1430 Glas. Reg. no. 340

Cill-Fhearnna (The church or burying ground of alders, or by some saint Fern...): MacIntyre Dictionary 1810
Cill-earna: School Gaelic Dictionary, 1912
Kil-ʌurn, kil-aurn: Diack MS2276
ciL'-a:rn: Diack MS2276

Cill Earrainn: Killearn (originally Cinn Earrainn, ‘the end of the portion’).: Newton, Bho Chluaidh gu Calasraid
Thanks to Simon Taylor for early forms.
This name appears to have been reanalysed over time. The original form was Ceann Earrainn, 'end of the portion'
and it has been reanalysied as a Cill- name, with reinterpretation of the specific element. The proposed form
best represents the most recent pronunciation.
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