Letham

Letham # CRA S NO590104 2

Lathame 1481 RMS ii no. 1492 [see Airdrie CRA]
Lathame 1511 RMS ii no. 3587 [to John Lumsden of Airdrie (Ardre) CRA]
Lethame 1594 RMS vi no. 100 [‘Newhall CRA and Letham’ (Newhall et Lethame)]
terris de Lethame 1603 Retours (Fife) no. 128 [David Lundie of Newhall, ‘in the lands of Letham in the parish of Crail’ (in parochia de Carrail)]
Lathum 1654 Blaeu (Gordon) Fife
Letham 1775 Ainslie/Fife
Letham 1827 Ainslie/East Fife

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‘Broad slope’. There are several places so called in Fife, for example Letham CMN (above), Letham SCO (PNF 2), Letham DGY (PNF 1), and Letham MML (PNF 4). The second part of the name has been assimilated to Sc hame ‘home’.

This place-name appeared in printed volume 3