Pittormie DAE S NO417185 1 363 50m EAF

    Pottormie c.1560 s Assumption, 14
    terras de Pittormy 1555 x 1613 RMS vii no. 921 [feued by Archbishop John (Hamilton 1546–71) to the Duddingston family]
    Pettormie 1593 RMS v no. 2273 [one of lands of archbishop of St Andrews, part of lordship and barony of Dairsie (Darsy)]
    Pittormie 1650 Retours (Fife) no. 792 [John Robertson in Cupar, sunny half of lands and toun of Pittormie, and shady half of said toun and lands]
    Pittormy 1654 Blaeu (Pont) East Fife
    Pittormy 1654 Blaeu (Gordon) Fife
    Pittormie 1775 Ainslie/Fife [Robert Meldrum Esquire; also Old Pottormie]
    Pitormie 1794 RHP30465
    Pittormie 1828 SGF
    Pitormie 1845 NSA ix, 771 [owned by John Meldrum Esquire]
    Pittormie 1855 OS 6 inch 1st edn

G pett + ? G trom(an) + ? – in

‘(Place of ) the farm or land-holding of elder (trees)’, containing G troman or droman ‘elder’ (OG tromm, gen. truimm)? If this is the case, then the earliest form (which occurs relatively late in the record) has already undergone metathesis from an earlier *Pettromie or *Pittromie.

This place-name appeared in printed volume 4