Pitkevy LSL S NO245035 1 373 185m SEF
Petkevye 1519 Fife Ct. Bk. 135
Pitcany 1642 Retours (Fife) no. 619 [for Pitcauy; in barony of Leslie]
Pitkeny 1654 Blaeu (Gordon) Fife [for Pitkeuy. Not on Blaeu (Pont)]
Pilkivie 1775 Ainslie/Fife [for Pitkivie]
Pitkevie 1811 RHP3640
Pitcovie 1828 SGF
Pitkevy 1856 OS 6 inch 1st edn
G pett + ? G ciabhach
‘Bushy farm’? G ciabh (OIr cíab) ‘lock of hair, hair, tresses’, ciabhach (OIr cíabach) can refer to places, with the meaning ‘bushy’ (Dwelly, DIL). In the Lomond Hills, it is the highest Pit-name in Fife (185 m). The occasional forms with –eny or –any reflect the very common misreading of u as n.
/pɪtˈkevɪ/ or /pɪtˈkɪvɪ/.
This place-name appeared in printed volume 2