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Ainmean-Àite na h-Alba - Gaelic Place-Names of Scotland - Database
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English nameDumbarton
Gaelic nameDùn Breatann
Meaningfort of the Britons

Location and type of place name

Local authorityWest Dunbartonshire ~ Siorrachd Dhùn Breatann an Iar
Parish post 1891
County post 1891Dunbartonshire ~ Siorrachd Dhùn Breatann
Topographical feature type
Postcode areaG82
OS sheet number
OS grid referenceNS407754
Type of namePlace ~ Àite


Element meaningG dùn ~ fort; Breatann ~ Briton
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Language notes 
Dwn Breton 1699 Lhuyd MS
Dun Bhreatunn Henderson ZCP, 266
Dun Breatunn Dieckhoff 1932
Dùnbreatunn 1875 Am Feillire, 15
Dùn Breatann Robertson MS405, 165
Dun Vrεctan Diack
Dun Breatunn Watson in Dwelly
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