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Origin of the name ARTUR.
Etymology of the name ARTUR.
Meaning of the baby name ARTUR.


ARTUR.  English and French form of Celtic Arthur (q.v.), meaning "bear," or, "high, lofty, noble." (International Cyclopedia, v.10, 1900)

    This Lugad being vanquished in the battle of Kennfebrat, by his father-in-law and his forces, having spent some time in exile, puts into Galway with a great multitude of foreign auxiliaries, and seven days after his arrival, on a Thursday (as Tigernach has accurately remarked) he obtained a signal victory over king Artur at Moymucroimhe near Athenry, eight miles from Galway.  Forga king of Connaught, among others, fell on the side of Artur; who was succeeded by his uncle Kedgin Cruachna.  On the same side fell the seven nephews of king Artur by his sister Saba, the sons of Olill Olom king of Munster, and brothers to this Lugad, viz. Eugenius, Dubmercon, Mogcorb, Lugad, Achy, Dicorb, and Thady, besides whom there were, when their father Olill was alive, two brothers by the same mother, Cormac Cas who was king of Munster after his father's decease, and Kien the progenitor of the Kienacts or Keniads, of the Elians, Lugnians, and Galengs, by his son Thady... (Ogygia, O'Flaherty, 1793)


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