Casconity

Casconity # CER S NO390107 1 105m

Casconety 1775 Ainslie/Fife
Casconity 1800 Sasines no. 5629 [‘Ten acres of land of South Baltilly called Casconity’]
Casconity 1855 OS 6 inch 1st edn

? G gasg + ? G + ? G – atu/etu + G - in

It is likely that the first element is from G gasg ‘ridge’, so common in place-names of this area (see Carskerdo, as well as Elements Glossary, PNF 5). Watson (1926, 517) suggests that the name also contains G con-, an oblique form of ‘dog, hound’ If this is correct then there may be some connection with the longer St Andrews Foundation Account (FAB)’s Serys canum ‘Ceres of the dogs’ (although we cannot rule out the possibility that canum refers to cain or tribute).[29] The ending of the name seems to contain an abstract suffix –atu or –etu. Other place-names in Fife with this suffix include Dalgety DGY and Auchtermuchty AMY. If this analysis of the name is correct, it means ‘the ridge of the dog-place’.

    On modern OS maps it is marked as (Denhead) Farm Cottages.

This place-name appeared in printed volume 2