Pittillock FAL S NO278049 1 373 105m NEF

Patillo 1475 ADA 64
Pittillo 1603 RMS vi no. 2115
Pittillocke 1651 Lamont’s Diary 36 [‘the Good-man of Pittillocke’, Lumsden, died and was buried ‘at Kilgowre beyonde Faklande’]
Pittlochy 1654 Blaeu (Pont) East Fife
Pitilloch 1654 Retours (Fife) no. 1591
Pittillock 1658 Lamont’s Diary 107 [Andrew Law bought it from William Lumsden]
Pittillock 1668 Retours (Fife) no. 1040
Pittuloch 1753 Roy sheet 18, 1
Pittillock 1775 Ainslie/Fife [Mongo (sic) Law Esqr.]
Pitillock 1856 OS 6 inch 1st edn

G pett + G tulach

‘Mound- or hillock-farm’, whence the Fife surname Patullo (Watson 1926, 413). It is possible that the later development of the place-name (only) has been influenced by Sc hillock. The same elements are found in Pitillock, Arngask parish (AGK) PER, FIF, as well as in some early forms of Baltilly CER. One John of Petillokis witnesses a charter of c.1351 anent land in CBE (NAS Calendar of Charters no. 119A). This is probably Pitillock AGK.

    OS Pathf. also shows Pitillock Burn.


This place-name appeared in printed volume 2