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English nameAvoch
Gaelic nameAbhach
Meaningplace of the rivers
Genitive formAbhaich

Location and type of place name

LocationEaster Ross, Highland
Local authorityHighland ~ A’ Ghàidhealtachd
Parish post 1891Avoch
County post 1891Ross and Cromarty ~ Ros is Cromba
Topographical feature type
Post townAVOCH
Postcode areaIV9
OS sheet number432
OS grid referenceNH701551
Type of namePlace ~ Àite


Element meaningG abhach ~ place of rivers
Element typewater associated (except marsh)

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Further Information

Language notesObscure, probably EG ab(h) (now abhainn), `river’ + locative suffix -ach, `place of’ = `place of rivers’
Alvach 1493 Acta. Dom. Conc., 302
Mill of Awache 1567 RSS vi no. 47
Aach c. 1620 Pont text 126v
terris de Avach, Alvach 1669 Retours (Ross) no. 124
Avoch 1820 Thomson
Loch Obha Watson 1904, 132
Obhach (for Abhach)* Dwelly 1912
Abhach TSR2
Abhach Mac an Tàilleir 2003
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