Comerton LEU S NO467213 1 352 10m
Cummertoun 1622 RMS viii no. 370 [to Andrew Bruce, with tower and manor place, in barony of Leuchars-Bruce]
Cumertoun 1665 Retours (Fife) no. 975 [Bruce; see Broad-land # LEU]
Cummerton 1789 RHP1275
Commerton 1827 Ainslie/East Fife
Commerton 1828 SGF
Commerton 1855 OS 6 inch 1st edn
? Sc cummer + Sc toun
‘Trouble farm’ i.e. farm which is difficult to work? There was another place of this name near Friarton FGN, on the LEU/FGN boundary (see under Comerton House LEU). The specific is found also in Cumberland # KCQ (PNF 3). There are several places in Aberdeenshire called Cummerton, which Alexander would derive from G comar ‘confluence’, which is very unlikely.
It lies a short distance north-east of Earlshall. On RHP1275 (1789) the farm of Cummerton is shown separated from Earlshall by the farm of Inchmuir.
This place-name appeared in printed volume 4