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English nameFairburn
Gaelic nameFarabraoin
Meaning?over the hill

Location and type of place name

LocationBlack Isle and Mid Ross
Local authorityHighland ~ A’ Ghàidhealtachd
Parish post 1891Urray
County post 1891Ross and Cromarty ~ Ros is Cromba
Topographical feature typeSettlement ~ Tuineachadh
Postcode areaIV14
OS sheet number431
OS grid referenceNH456534
Type of namePlace ~ Àite


Element meaningP *uor ~ over; *brun, bryn ~ hill
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Further Information

Language notesUnclear, perhaps Pictish *uor, (Gaelicised as far) ‘over’ + *brun, bryn ‘hill’
Duobus Ferburnys / De Ferburne Egglis 1479 ER viii 261
Kirkfairbarne 1528 RMS iii no. 618
Kirkferbrume alias Ferbrume-ne-egles 1542 RMS iii no. 2632
Kirkfairbrune alias Eglis 1542 RMS iii no. 2735
Mid-Farbryn, Kirk-farbryn, Westir Farnebarne 1565 RMS iv no. 1618
Fairbarne 1582 RSS viii no. 888
Vester Fairbarne 1587 RMS v no. 1337
Wester Fairbairne 1591 RMS v no. 1966
Westir Fairbairne 1608 RMS vi no. 2152
Wester Fairbairne 1609 RMS vii no. 75
Ferbroun 1615 Tain and Balnagown Docs no. 842
Wester Fairburne 1619 Retours (Ross) no. 49
terris de Mid-Fairburne Kirkfairburne alias Eglische 1621 Retours (Ross) no. 56
Myd Fairburne, Kirk-Fairburne alias Eglis 1622 RMS vii no. 291
Avon Ferbaryn c. 1620 Pont text 125v
Ferberin Geog. Coll. ii, 553
ffairburn 1667 Tain and Balnagown Docs no. 247
Wester Farburn 1695 Retours (Ross) no. 159
*Farabrao(i)n TSR2
Farabraoin Watson 1904, 105
Braon, Farabraoin* Dwelly 1912
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