Fod DFL S NT124880 2 100m

Foeth 1127 x 1131 David I Chrs. no. 33 [‘Probably 1128’; = Dunf. Reg. no. 1; granted to Dunfermline Abbey by David I]
Foet 1150 x 1152 David I Chrs. no. 172 [‘Probably 1150’; = Dunf. Reg. no. 2]
Foet 1163 Dunf. Reg. no. 237 [Papal confirmation]
Foet c.1166 RRS ii no. 30 [= Dunf. Reg. no. 50.]
John of Foeth 1230 x 1240 Dunf. Reg. no. 178
Simon of Foet 1235 x 1250 Dunf. Reg. no. 202
Walter of Foet 1255 Dunf. Reg. no. 203 [monk of Dunfermline Abbey]
Walter of Foet 1255 Dunf. Reg. no. 206 [monk of Dunfermline Abbey]
Foeth 1277 Dunf. Reg. no. 81
Fode 1450 Dunf. Reg. no. 434
Foddis 1531 Dunf. Reg. Ct. Bk. 42 [Johannes Dowar in Foddis]
Fod 1533 Dunf. Reg. Ct. Bk. 88 [John Dowar in Fod]
Northfoid 1534 Dunf. Reg. Ct. Bk. 106 [Jhone Smyth in the Northfoid]
Sothfoid 1535 Dunf. Reg. Ct. Bk. 123
North-Foid 1563 RMS iv no. 1476
Foddes 1654 Blaeu (Pont) West Fife
N. Fodd 1654 Blaeu (Gordon) Fife
S. Fodd 1654 Blaeu (Gordon) Fife
Folds 1753 Roy sheet 17, 5
Midfold 1753 Roy sheet 17, 5
North fold 1753 Roy sheet 17, 5
Midfoad 1775 Ainslie/Fife
Northfoad 1775 Ainslie/Fife
Southfoad 1775 Ainslie/Fife

G fòd

G fòid or fòd (Old Irish fót) ‘peat, sod’. It presumably refers to an area from which peat and/or turves were taken. The variety of spellings may reflect a series of attempts to express the original long /o/ in this name, which has not survived in the modern pronunciation.

OS Pathf. South Fod and Fod House; OS 1 inch 1st edition also has Northfod, which first appears as North-Foid 1563 RMS iv no. 1476. SGF (1828) has N. Fod, in the same position as OS Pathf. Fod House. The name Fod (as an existing name) is probably contained in Graggefood c.1350 RMS i app. 2 no. 1119 B (seventeenth-century index) in the northern part of IKG; while the element is also found in the now obsolete name *Craigfod (Cragfode 1231 Dunf. Reg. no. 196), on the marches of Dunduff DFL. Compare also Foodie DAE.


This place-name appeared in printed volume 1