Baintown KWY S NO354037 1 373 125m EAF

? Bearstown 1753 Roy sheet 18, 1 [apparently referring to modern Baintown]
Banetown 1775 Ainslie/Fife
Baintown 1795 RHP2580
Baintown 1828 SGF
Baneton 1845 NSA ix, 380 [annexed quoad sacra to KWY]
Baintown 1856 OS 6 inch 1st edn

? pn Bain + Sc toun

If the first element is the relatively common Fife surname Bain, then a possessive s might be expected, giving Bainstown or the like. OS Name Book gives no clue as to the origin of the name, describing it as follows: ‘A very small village chiefly occupied by handloom weavers, who each hold a small garden in connection with the dwelling house under a feu from Charles M. Christie Esq. of Durie and others’ (96, 13).

    /ˈbentən/ also /ˈbentəun/

This place-name appeared in printed volume 2