Nancothan (EN) / Nansgodhan (KW)

Type: 
Parish: 
Hundred: 
Elements: 

-an

Meaning: 
place suffix

godhan

Meaning: 
place of watercourses

goodh (dowr)

Meaning: 
water-course

nans

Meaning: 
valley
Elements notes: 
Etymology: <nans> ‘valley’ + <godhan> ‘place of water-courses’ {<goodh> ‘water-course’ + <-an> ‘place of’ suffix.
Historic forms: 
Nancothan Houses 1594 (RIC, HB/14/191, *HendCal 5, c.1920s, §98, 1594) Nacotha 1640 (RIC, HB/11/9, *HendCal 5, c.1920s, §1015, 1640) Nancothan House 1884 (at Pednandrea, Mrs Dennis)(Symons, 1884)