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English nameFerness
Gaelic nameFearnais

Location and type of place name

Local authorityHighland ~ A’ Ghàidhealtachd
Parish post 1891
County post 1891Inverness-shire ~ Siorrachd Inbhir Nis
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OS sheet number
OS grid referenceNH962450
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Further Information

Language notes 
SourcesFotherues 1208-15 Moray Reg. 46
Farnes 1567 RSS vi, 47
Fairness m., Fairness b c. 1591 Pont map 8
Fairnesmor 1654 Blaeu map: Moravia

Fearnais Diack 1921, 113

Assuming the Moray Reg. form is in error for *Forthernes, then a form of Foithirnis might be justified. Fearnais is the form which Watson gives for Farness in the Black Isle.
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