The meaning of the name Ardeer

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Re: The meaning of the name Ardeer

Post by hahaya2004 » Mon Apr 16, 2018 1:55 pm

The name Ardeer was originally Ard-dyir.
Ard an eminence
dyir a wilderness
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Re: The meaning of the name Ardeer

Post by John Donnelly » Mon Apr 16, 2018 2:17 pm

Hahaya, well done and thanks.
I spent some time on google and got absolutely nowhere. I even checked out the Glasgow University site.
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Re: The meaning of the name Ardeer

Post by Hughie » Mon Apr 16, 2018 9:42 pm

An earlier related topic regarding Ardeer: viewtopic.php?p=140480#p140480

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Re: The meaning of the name Ardeer

Post by Penny Tray » Tue Apr 17, 2018 8:05 am

Well done 'hahaya' - another great school day!
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Re: The meaning of the name Ardeer

Post by morag » Tue Apr 17, 2018 12:07 pm

Grew up with the notion 'Ardchoille' which was just up the road, meant high woods.
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Re: The meaning of the name Ardeer

Post by hahaya2004 » Tue Apr 17, 2018 12:35 pm

You're right Morag. High wood or woody height, which is also the war cry of the clan MacGregor.

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