Drumain

Drumain LSL S NO213046 1 373 275m EAF

Drummane 1390 NAS GD150/263 fo 32v
Drummane 1502 RMS ii no. 2660 [in the lordship of Leslie]
Drummane 1522 Fife Ct. Bk. 272 [tax of Drumain (Drummane) and Balsillie (Bawsylle) LSL ‘in the laird Balgonie’s hands’ (in the lard Balgonys handis) ?7]
Drummen 1532 RMS iii no. 1218 [to Agnes Somerville wife of George earl of Rothes the lands of Drumain and Dumbarrow (Drumbarroch) (ANY PER, FIF) in life-rent]
Drowmane 1539 RMS iii no. 1992 [mentioned without Dumbarrow]
Drowman 1540 RMS iii no. 2241
Drummaine 1642 Retours (Fife) no. 619 [part of the barony of Leslie]
Drummyn 1654 Blaeu (Pont) East Fife
Drumyin 1654 Blaeu (Gordon) Fife
Drumain 1775 Ainslie/Fife
Drumain 1855 OS 6 inch 1st edn

G druim + ? G meadhan or ? –an

‘Middle ridge’? Or, less likely, ‘little ridge’: as the stress falls on the final syllable, it is unlikely to be the diminutive ending. For the possible development of meadhan to -main, see Balmain LAR, above.

    /drʌˈmen/

This place-name appeared in printed volume 2