Pattiesmuir

Pattiesmuir DFL S NT096835 1 394 30m

Pettymuir 1642 Gordon MS Fife
Pettimuir 1654 Blaeu (Gordon) Fife
Petimuir 1790s OSA 320
Pettimuir 1828 SGF
Pettymuir 1856 OS 6 inch 1st edn.

? Sc petty + Sc muir

‘Lesser or smaller muir’? The same element petty is found in *Pettycommon acres (Pettie-commowne-aikeris 1581 RMS v no. 185), which lie between Newlands, Garwasland ... and the lands of East Baldridge,[127] to the north-west of the town. Note also: ‘tenement in the May Gayte betwix the land of John of Mentetht (Menteith) one the north part and the land of Henre Barbur one the est part vmqwhill callit (‘formerly called’) the land of the Peticommone, the commoune streit on the south part, etc.’ (1479 Dunf. Recs. {307}).

/ˈpatɪsˌmjur/, locally /ˈpetɪs mer/

This place-name appeared in printed volume 1