Tuesday, 6 October 2009
Genealogy Tours of Barrhead, East Renfrewshire, Scotland. Barrhead is located eight miles southwest of Glasgow on the edge of the Gleniffer Braes. Historically, most of what is now Barrhead lay within the parish of Neilston, in the county of Renfrew. The name Barrhead derives from the agricultural term Barr meaning long ploughed furrows for cultivation of crops. The original homestead or hamlet was literally situated at the head of barrs and became known as Barrhead.
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