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English nameFeriniquarrie
Gaelic nameFearann MhicGuaire
MeaningMacQuarrie’s land

Location and type of place name

LocationSkye, Inner Hebrides
Local authorityHighland ~ A’ Ghàidhealtachd
Parish post 1891Duirinish
County post 1891Inverness-shire ~ Siorrachd Inbhir Nis
Topographical feature typeSettlement ~ Tuineachadh
Post townISLE OF SKYE
Postcode areaIV55
Relevant main roadsB884
OS sheet number407
OS grid referenceNG177502
Type of namePlace ~ Àite

Elements

Element meaningG fearann ~ land; MacGuaire ~ surname
Element typeperson

External Resources

OS mapsGazetteer for Scotland
Pronunciation

Further Information

Language notesG nom. sg. fearann, masc. 'land' + lenited gen. sg. of masc. MacGuaire, surname = 'MacQuarrie’s land'
Sources
Ferenvequirie, Fearain Mhicguaraig... MacQuarrie’s land Forbes, 191
fearran MhicGuire... Goraidh or Godfrey
Fearann MhicGuaire "MacQuarrie’s land or the land of Guaire’s son" Mac an Tàilleir
Fearann MhicGuaire local source
Fearann ‘icGuaire local source, Sgianaidean
Additional infoThe form mhic as opposed to mac was confirmed by sources.
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