3 edition of Place-names of Lewis and Harris found in the catalog.
Place-names of Lewis and Harris
|Statement||by D. MacIver ...|
|LC Classifications||DA880.H4 M225|
|The Physical Object|
|Pagination||4 p. l., 102 p. incl. map.|
|Number of Pages||102|
|LC Control Number||34038541|
Non-Native Surnames of Lewis (th Century) Macdonald (Lord of the Isles) Macneil; Mackenzie (Kintail - Seaforth) Murray (An Gobha Gorm of Dornoch) Mackay (Possible Macphail) Macritchie (possible Mackay) Maclaren (surname changed to Macleay or Macleod). Edmond Meany was a Professor of History at the University of Washington in the late s and early s. He wrote several books on Washington history and geography. I have transcribed all of the entries for Cowlitz County locations from his book, "Origin of Washington Place Names.". BENNIGHT, a town in Lewis County. On Decem , the town was named in honor of J. E. Bennight, manager of the Washington Coal and Mining Company, whose mines at the place so named are on the line of the Eastern Railway & Lumber Company's line to Kopiah. pg. BOISFORT, a town in Lewis County.
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Genre/Form: Gazetteers: Additional Physical Format: Online version: MacIver, Donald, Place-names of Lewis and Harris. [Stornoway, Printed at the "Gazette" Office] by Donald MacIver (lately Headmaster of Bayble School).
Stornoway: printed at the "Gazette" Office, A comprehensive exploration of Norse and Gaelic elements in placenames throughout Lewis and Harris; includes a map. Place-names of Lewis and Harris. Donald MacIver. Printed at the "Gazette" Office, - Lewis with Harris Island (Scotland) - pages. 0 Reviews.
From inside the book. What people are saying - Write a review. We haven't found any reviews in the. The main source of information about place names in Lewis and Harris is Donald Maciver FEIS, latterly () headmaster of Bayble School.
His volume Place Names of Lewis and Harris is invaluable both as a list of minor, nearly-lost names and an exploration of some theories surrounding their origins, although he differs in many instances from other sources.
Most of the place names in Lewis and Harris come from Old Norse. The name "Lewis" is the English spelling of the Scottish Gaelic Leòdhas which comes from the Old Norse Ljóðhús, as Lewis is named in medieval Norwegian maps of the island.
Various suggestions have been made as to a Norse meaning such as "song house".Language: Scottish Gaelic, English.
Place names of Lewis and Harris. Donald MacIver. Format Type: PDF, Mobi. Download: Read Online: Download. Ancient Lewis and Harris. Christopher Burgess. Whether you visit Lewis and Harris or read the book first, the one will make you want to experience the other. Lewis and Harris. Francis Thompson.
Format Type: PDF, Docs. Download. Detailing the island clans, the monuments and the crofting way of life, he emphasises the importance of the landscape beneath.
To walk a land is to know it and this is the book to take with you. Whether you visit Lewis and Harris or read the book first, the one will make you want to experience the other.
Harris (Scottish Gaelic: Na Hearadh, pronounced [nə ˈhɛɾəɣ] ()) is the southern and more mountainous part of Lewis and Harris, the largest island in the Outer Hebrides, gh not an island itself, Harris is often referred to as the Isle of Harris, which is the former postal county and the current post town for Royal Mail postcodes starting HS3 or HS5; see HS Country: Scotland.
(Postal Guide; Plat Book (); W.A. Young) Source: O'Brien, Anna. "Place Names Of Five Central Southern Counties of Missouri." His oldest son Lewis was born in Virginia in and remained there until about when he came to Dent County.
A letter in the possession of the Dent family written by Mark Dent in from St. Francis. The roads of Lewis and Harris are generally quiet and many of them are single track, with plenty of passing places.
The local council provides a good bus service between Mondays and Saturday, connecting Stornoway with many of the island's other settlements. Travel tip: Communities in Lewis and Harris follow a strong religious observance on.
O n the map that General William Clark prepared for publication as a fold-out in The History of the Expedition (), he printed place-names in the region that, sincehas constituted the state of Montana. Twenty of them were Indian names of rivers and creeks that Clark entered either in phonetic spellings or English translations.
The remaining names, all of which. The Isle of Harris and Isle of Lewis are at the North west corner of the group of Islands known as the Outer Hebrides, or Western Isles. The Hebrides are known as the "long island" as they stretch for miles.
The Isle of Harris is actually joined to the Place-names of Lewis and Harris book of Lewis, and has a short border, shown by a ‘dashed’ line on the Harris map. Guidebook to 30 day walks on the Isles of Harris and Lewis, in Scotland's Place-names of Lewis and Harris book Hebrides. Walks range from 2 to 14 miles; combining all-day routes in the high hills to short, lower-level walks that visit the world-famous heritage sites.
Routes include the An Cliseam horseshoe, the stone circles of Calanais and Butt of Lewis lighthouse. The place-names of Lewis will be the focus of discussion next month when Professor Richard Cox delivers his inaugural lecture for the University of the Highlands and Islands.
Professor Cox will speak to guests in attendance at Sabhal Mòr Ostaig and by video conference throughout the university network on the subject of the village names of Lewis and the work of the late.
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[Richard A V Cox; Dublin Institute for Advanced Studies. School of Celtic Studies.]. Gaelic Place-Names: ‘Uamh’ The Gaelic word uamh or uaimh (pronounced oo-av) means ‘a cave’. It occurs in place-names such as Uamh an Uisge ‘cave of the water’ in Sutherland, Uamh an Ard Achadh ‘cave of the high pasture’ on the Isle of Skye, Uaimh Chrom‘curved cave’ south of Oban, Uamh Ròn ‘seal cave’ in Caithness, Uamh an Òir ‘cave of gold’ in Wester Ross and.
"A Lewis-man will joke about the way a Harris-man behaves and a Harris-man will complain of all the doings of those Lewis-men," I was told. "It. Meany, Edmond S. Origin of Washington Place Names. University of Washington Press (Seattle), Edmond Meany was a Professor of History at the University of Washington in the late s and early s.
He wrote several books on Washington history and geography. I have transcribed all of the entries for Lewis County locations from his book. The Isle of Lewis is at the North west corner of the group of islands known as the Hebrides, or Western Isles.
The Hebrides are known as the "long islands" as they stretch for miles. The other main islands in the Western Isles are the Isles of Harris North Uist Benbecula South Uist and Barra. Powered by Translate. As the iland disna hae a common name in Inglis it is kent as 'Lewis an Harris', 'Lewis wi Harris', 'Harris wi Lewis', asf.
Geografie. Awtho it is ane iland, locals aften treat Lewis an Harris as twa. The mairch atwein Lewis an Harris rins frae Loch Resort (fornent Scarp) in the wast til Loch Seaforth in the aest. Harris is the wee-er o the twa bits.
Isle of Lewis and Harris. Because of ferry times and our budget, we were only able to stay for one night on the Isle of Lewis and Harris, arriving in the morning of Day Two and leaving late in the afternoon on Day Three.
We stayed the night in Stornoway at Heb Hostel. Stornoway is conveniently located for everything we saw, but it would have. Buy The Place Names of Edinburgh: Their Origins and History by Stuart Harris online at Alibris. We have new and used copies available, in 2 editions - starting at $ Shop Range: $ - $ The northern, and most populated part of this island, is known as the Isle of Lewis; the southern part as the Isle of Harris.
The Isle of Lewis is the setting for Peter May's novel, The Blackhouse. Archaeological ruins found on the island suggest that it has.
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Outer Hebrides. Lewis and Harris is the largest island in Scotland and the third largest of the British Isles, after Great Britain and Ireland. It incorporates Lewis in the north and Harris in the south, both of which are frequently referred to as individual islands.
Online shopping from a great selection at Books Store. Harris is the southern and more mountainous part of Lewis and Harris, the largest island in the Outer Hebrides, Scotland. Although not an island itself, Harris is often referred to as the Isle of Harris, which is the former postal county and the current post town for Royal Mail postcodes starting HS3 or HS5; see HS postcode area.
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The Hebrides are known as the "long islands" as they stretch for miles. The other main islands in the Western Isles are the Isles of Author: Pabbay House. This colourful guide presents the story of life in Lewis and Harris from the appearance of the first stone age hunter-gatherers up to 10, years ago, to the crofters of the last century.
It offers a vivid account of the development of the islands, suggesting some of the most rewarding places to visit and providing clear descriptions of each site. The Iolaire disaster, one of the most tragic events in the history of the Western Isles.
Inin the Isle of Lewis, two months after the end of the FIrst World War, men died, Lewis men and 7 Harris men, who had survived the war, were only yards from the shore and there were families watching to welcome them home. People live on Lewis and Harris long before the Vikings arrive.
Until this day, eye-catching structures from Iron Age cultures remain, such as the Callanish stone henge, the brochs and hill forts. By the sixth century, an Irish monk called St.
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In SeptemberScotland was voted the most beautiful country in the world by a respected travel company, Rough Guides Dun Carloway, or Dun Charlabhaigh, is a remarkably well-preserved. On the south of Harris is Leverburgh, named after Lord Leverhulme who at one time owned Lewis and Harris and attempted to bring employment to the area by expanding the fishing industry and creating fish processing.
Also in the south of Harris is the medieval church of St Clement which has the magnificent tombs of the MacLeods of Dunvegan (in Skye). Lewis and Harris Tourism Lewis and Harris Hotels If you enjoy a beach there are plenty to chose from around Uig Bay on Lewis and on Harris off the road from Tarbert along the north west coastline has lots of them.
Best to check out the Gaelic place names as often the road signs use these, rather than the English equivalent (although. See Lewis Cave. (--Place Names.) Blue Hole. A spring-fed deeper bay, bluish in color of Clear Creek, east of Pine (q.
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Thaxton's land. Now generally known only as Blue Hole Spring. (--Place. In he died and his many projects on Harris and Lewis were abruptly ended. His mainland business continued to prosper as Unilever, but his only Hebridean venture to carry on was Mac Fisheries, which lasted until Talk.
Some 60% of the population speak Gaelic, and place names on road signs are primarily in Gaelic. A Scottish writer Martin Martin visited Lewis inresearching his book A Description of the Western Islands of Scotland, and was told that Callanish was “a place appointed for worship in the time of heathenism, and that the chief druid or priest stood near the big stone in the centre, from whence he addressed himself to the people that.
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Stornoway, a stronghold of Gaelic culture; Skye, one of the most popular island destinations in Scotland and the Summer Isles – Start Date: Lewis and Harris Lovely colour guide book (second edition published in ) with over pages of photos.
Written by Francis Thompson, covering the local heritage and culture of the islands, nature, the landscape, place names, history, crofting, Gaelic, places to visit, etc.