Bandirran

Bandirran CER S NO407103 1 363 115m NWF

Ballendureth c.1204 x 1228 SHS Misc. iv (1926), 311 [Earl Malcolm of Fife infefts Alexander of Blair (Blar) KDT in the lands of Teasses (Thases) CER, Kintases and Bandirran]
Balderane 1509 RSS i no. 1813 [to James Traill a quarter of Bandirran pertaining to George earl of Rothes][20]
Ballinderane 1510 RMS ii no. 3511 [part of the free holding of Hall Teasses (Hall-Tacis) CER, to Andrew Barton (Bertoun); see Teasses CER]
Banderane 1521 Fife Ct. Bk. 241 [John Fullerton (Foulartoun) against Maister James Kinninmonth (Kynnynmont) for stealing ‘twa kye furtht of the landis and grond of Banderane’]
Balderane c.1560 s Assumption 55 [to Collegiate Kirk of St Mary on the Rock, St Andrews]
Bandirran 1613 Retours (Fife) no. 1547
Bandirrane 1642 Retours (Fife) no. 618 [John earl of Rothes, in the lands and barony of Teasses]
Bandirran 1643 Retours (Fife) no. 658 [Margaret Inglis]
Bandirran 1662 Retours (Fife) no. 914 [Thomas Hope of Craighall, ‘terras de Bandirran et Cockles (Cocklaw CER)’]
Bandirran 1753 Roy sheet 18, 1 [also Bents of Bandirran and E. Hill of Bandirran]
Banderren 1775 Ainslie/Fife
Bandirran 1827 Ainslie/East Fife
Bandirran 1856 OS 6 inch 1st edn

G baile + G an + ? G deòradh

‘Farm of the dewar’? The earliest form suggests that it contains G deòradh, whence the surname Dewar, a person charged with the safe-keeping of a saintly relic, and thus with various religious, legal and even military roles; for more on this see Auchterderran ADN, whose second element appears to have undergone a very similar development, and Pitbauchlie DFL (PNF 1). *Nevethy-endereth SSL (PNF 3), probably contains the same specific element (deòradh).

    Alternatively it may possibly contain some form of G doire ‘oak’, although the earliest form is very hard to explain if this is the case.[21]

    Bandirran, Collace parish PER, which has an early form Ballyndireth, probably shares the same etymology.[22]

    There was a local rhyme consisting only of place-names in the Cupar neighbourhood which suggests Bandirran had an alternative form ‘Baldernie’ (MacKay 1896, 288).[23]

    /bənˈdɪrən/ or /bənˈdʌrən/[24]

This place-name appeared in printed volume 2