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"AFRICA, AFFRICA. A favorite female name
in the twelfth century which continued in use
for four or five hundred years later. It is also
found at a much earlier date in Ireland:
Affrick, abbess of Kildare, died in 739 (Annals
of Clonmacnoise). Affreka or Affrica, daughter
of Duncan, earl of Fife, became the first wife
of Harald, earl of Orkney (Or. Saga, p. 88;
Skene, CS., i, p. 481). Afreka or Affrica,
daughter of Fergus, lord of Galloway, married
Olat, king of the Islands, and was mother of
Godfrey, king of Man and the Hebrides, who
reigned till 1187 (Early sources, n, p. 467).
Aufrike or Affrica, one of the illegitimate
daughters of William the Lion, was married
to William de Say (Foedera, i, pt. 2, p. 776).
Godfrey, king of Man and the Hebrides,
married Findguala, daughter of Muirchartach,
king of Ireland, and their daughter Affrika was
married to John de Courcy (Chron. Man., i,
p. 80). Affrica, daughter of Edgar, son of
Duuenald of Stranith, granted to the bishop
of Glasgow the church of S. Brigide of
Wintertonegan in the valley of the Niht (Nithsdale)
in 1227 (REG., p. 120). Effrick, daughter of
Coline, lord of Carrick, was mother of Coline
or Callen More (HP., n, p. 84), and Eafric or
Effric neyn Corgitill wrote a poem on the
death of her husband MacNeill of Gigha,
c. 1470 (Lismore, p. 96). Effric Makfatrik had
sasine of lands of Killenane in Cowal in 1504
and in 1515 (ER., xn, p. 717, 719), and as
Affrica Makpatrik is again in record in 1525
as daughter of Duncan Macpatric in Cowal
(RMS). An Effreta Maclachlan is in record
in 1570 (Poltalloch writs, p. 144) and Africk
McQuhollaster is mentioned in a charter of
wadset of 1571 (Scrymgeour family docs.,
p. 21). The name appears to have been
originally that of a river goddess, Afraig (
(Aitnbrecc, mod. Gaelic Aithbreac, 'somewhat
speckled'), the goddess of the (river-)ford.
The name survived into the eighteenth
century as Effrick = Oighrig, and absurdly
(The surnames of Scotland. George Fraser Black, 1866-1948)
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