Comerton

Comerton LEU S NO467213 1 352 10m

    Cummertoun 1622 RMS viii no. 370 [to Andrew Bruce, with tower and manor place, in barony of Leuchars-Bruce]
    Cumertoun 1665 Retours (Fife) no. 975 [Bruce; see Broad-land # LEU]
    Cummerton 1789 RHP1275
    Commerton 1827 Ainslie/East Fife
    Commerton 1828 SGF
    Commerton 1855 OS 6 inch 1st edn

? Sc cummer + Sc toun

‘Trouble farm’ i.e. farm which is difficult to work? There was another place of this name near Friarton FGN, on the LEU/FGN boundary (see under Comerton House LEU). The specific is found also in Cumberland # KCQ (PNF 3). There are several places in Aberdeenshire called Cummerton, which Alexander would derive from G comar ‘confluence’, which is very unlikely.

    It lies a short distance north-east of Earlshall. On RHP1275 (1789) the farm of Cummerton is shown separated from Earlshall by the farm of Inchmuir.

This place-name appeared in printed volume 4