Teuchats

Teuchats LAR S NO402074 1 374 160m

Teucheitis 1528 ER xv 661 [in barony of Lundin (Lundy)]
Tuquhittis 1540 RMS iii no. 2147
Tuquhittese 1554 RMS iv no. 977
the Tewchattis 1545 x 1555 N. Berwick Cart. p. xxii [‘the Tewchattis and the Kayme of Londe’]
(lands of) Teveittis 1600 Retours (Fife) no. 84 [part of the barony of Lundin (Lundy)]
(lands of) Tewquheittis 1605 Retours (Fife) no. 161
Towquheittis 1607 RMS vi no. 1972
Teirquhites 1623 Retours (Fife) no. 1561
(lands of) Tewquhittis 1648 Retours (Fife) no. 753
Tuquhyts 1654 Blaeu (Pont) East Fife
Teuchats 1753 Roy sheet 18, 1
Tewat 1775 Ainslie/Fife
David Hodge tenant of Teuquats 1811 Sasines no. 9254 [see Larennie CMN]
Tequhats 1827 Ainslie/East Fife
Lands of Teuchets 1829 RHP320 [also shows Teuchets Toll to the east of the lands of Teuchets, on what was Teasses Common]

Sc teuchit

‘Lapwings’ in modern Sc (also spelt teewheet, tewhit etc). The persistent plural ending combined with the lack of affixes suggests that the name itself was formed from the plural noun (rather than that the plural arose from a division of the land of *Teuchat). If this is the origin of the name, it probably refers to a colony of these birds nearby.

    /tʃʌxəts/[177]

This place-name appeared in printed volume 2