Muirton

Muirton MML S NO327125 1 362 50m

    tenant of the Mairetoune 1520 Fife Ct. Bk. 182 [see following entry]
    the myre and grond of the Maretoune 1520 Fife Ct. Bk. 182 [John Rankeilour tenant of the Muirton gives leave to John Clephane of Carslogie MML ‘for to cast certane fewell and peytis in the myre and grond of the Maretoune’]
    Muretoun 1606 RMS vii 981 [part of lands of Over Rankeillour MML]
    Muirton 1855 OS 6 inch 1st edn

? Sc muir + Sc toun

‘Farm on a muir’? If the first element is Sc muir, the sixteenth-century forms are a very early written realisation of the local pronunciation of muir as mair (see also CSD under muir). However, as this pronunciation is not otherwise reflected in the spelling of Fife place-names containing muir, there is possibly another word involved here.

    It forms part of Over Rankeilour MML.

This place-name appeared in printed volume 4