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Abercraig, Dundee

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Re: Abercraig, Dundee

Posted: 6 Nov 2009 3:38AM GMT
Classification: Query
It is definitely not a parish, and I was willing to bet that it is a house in Broughty Ferry.

I googled for the name and This seems to confirm my hypothesis:

Abercraig is an artificial name, coined from two Gaelic place names, 'aber' meaning a confluence or the mouth of a river, and 'craig' meaning a rock. 'rock confluence' is meaningless. It's just the sort of name the Victorians used to invent and bestow upon their homes.

(Department of irrelevant information: One of the vehicle ferries which plied between Dundee and Newport-on-Tay until the Tay Road Bridge was opened in 1966 was called Abercraig. The other was Scotscraig.)

Hope this helps.
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goolwa 6 Nov 2009 10:16AM GMT 
Forfarian 6 Nov 2009 10:38AM GMT 
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