Orrock

Orrock BUI S NT219881 1 395 150m

Oroch 1215 x 1226 Dunf. Reg.no. 168 [rubric]
Oroc 1215 x 1226 Dunf. Reg.no. 168 [Threpland between the marches of Balmule ABO and Orrock (inter diuisas de Balmacmol et Oroc)]
(Simon de) Oroc 1230 x 1239 Dunf. Reg. no. 198
(Simon de) Horoc 1233 Inchcolm Chrs. no. 15
(Patrick Scursarauch died) apud Orock’ c.1250 NLS MS.Adv.34.1.3a, fo. 38r [buried in cemetery of Kinghorn (Kyngorn’); see BUI and KGL Introductions]
(Simon son of Simon of) Oroc 1265 x 1275 Dunf. Reg. no. 204
(tenement of) Oroc 1265 x 1275 Dunf. Reg. no. 204 [land of Moyhouse and Knockdavie in the tenement of Orrock; see Knockdavie for more details]
Simone de Horoch 1274 British Library Add. Ch. 76751 [o.c.]
(Simon of) Oroc 1277 Inchcolm Chrs. no. 30
(Robert of) Orrok’ 1296 Rag. Roll p. 145
Symund’ de Orrok’ 1296 Rag. Roll p. 145 [Simon of Orrock]
(Robert de) Orock’ 1316 Dunf. Reg. no. 348
(land of) Oroc’ 1328 Dunf. Reg. no. 371 [Simon of Orrock saised of the lands of Orrock and Silverbarton, together worth £12 per annum; Wester Orrock held by another branch of the Orrock family]
(land of) Orock’ 1328 Dunf. Reg. no. 371
(Robert of) Oroc’ 1328 Dunf. Reg. no. 371
(Simon of) Oroc’ 1328 Dunf. Reg. no. 371
(Simon of) Orock 1328 Dunf. Reg. no. 371
(land called) Westirorock’ 1328 Dunf. Reg. no. 371
Orok 1458 Dunf. Reg. no. 453 [the lands of the two parts (duarum partium) of our (Dunfermline Abbey’s) lands of Orrock, of Silverbarton (Slebalbe) and Dunearn (Dunhern’)]
(lands of a third of) Orok 1482 Dunf. Reg. no. 485 [Abbot Henry of Dunfermline to David Orok son and heir of David Orok of Silverbarton (Slebalbe), lands of a third of Orrock (Orok), Silverbaron (Slebalbe) and Dunearn (Dunkern’)]
Orrock 1654 Blaeu (Gordon) Fife
Orrock 1775 Ainslie/Fife [wrongly shown in KGH]
Orrock 1828 SGF

G oir + G – oc

‘Place on the edge or border’? G oir (OIr or) ‘edge, border’ is probably also found in nearby Kilrie KGH, ABO. The locational suffix –oc, later -og is found in such names as Cambo KBS.[74] The name may refer to the position of the lands of Orrock (which included Moyes, see Dunf. Reg. nos. 168, 204) on the border with ABO.

This place-name has been exported to Aberdeenshire, when land in Belhelvie parish was bought by John Orrock in the mid-eighteenth century, giving rise to the farm-name Orrock (see Alexander 1952, 97).

/ˈɔrək/

This place-name appeared in printed volume 1