Dundonald

Dundonald ADN S NT217947 1 385 90m

(half the lands of) Dundonalde 1458 RMS ii no. 638 [to David Boswell of Balmuto]
Dundownald 1519 Fife Ct. Bk. 148 [et hospitale (‘and the hospital’)]
Dundonald 1526 RMS iii no. 403 [for details see Balgreggie ADN]
the coalheuch of Drumdonald 1545 Fraser, Wemyss ii no. 108 [described as being ‘within the merchis of Powguld’ (Powguild ADN)]
Dundaldnat 1654 Blaeu (Pont) West Fife
Dundonnat 1654 Blaeu (Gordon) Fife
Dened 1753 Roy sheet 17, 5
Nether Dundonat 1775 Ainslie/Fife [= OS Pathf. North Dundonald Farm]
Upper Dundonat 1775 Ainslie/Fife [= OS Pathf. South Dundonald]

G dùn + pn Dòmhnall

‘Dòmhnall (Donald)’s (hill-)fort’. According to McNeil Houston the local pronunciation was ‘Dundownat’ (1924, 61). This is reflected in the spelling in 1654 on Blaeu (Gordon) Fife, as well as on Ainslie/Fife (1775). Cassindonald CMN, also containing the pn Donald, shows similar early modern development.[54]

For the associated hospital, see Spittal ADN below, whose lands abut those of Dundonald on the west.

Now the name of a part of Cardenden (village), which supplies the above NGR, the core of the lands of Dundonald immediately to the south, comprising OS Pathf. North Dundonald Farm and South Dundonald.

/dʌnˈdɔnəld/

This place-name appeared in printed volume 1