Craigduckie DFL S NT110914 2 150m SEF

Cragdueis 1328 MS 34.1.3 (a) fo. 112 (lxxvii) v [small initial c and superscript eis; this is the ms reading of Dunf. Reg. no. 370, which has cragdueis. It may be a copyist’s error for *cragducis. It is one of a list of lands thirled to Lassodie Mill]
Wester Craigduky 1563 RMS iv no. 1476 col. 1 [Dunfermline abbey land, feued for same value as Easter Craigducky, which appears as Eister C.]
Eister C<raigduky> 1563 RMS iv no. 1476 col. 1 [See previous]
2 Craigdukys 1642 Gordon MS Fife [two sites marked on the map]
Craigdenkiy 1654 Blaeu (Pont) West Fife [engraver’s misreading of Craigdeukiy]
Cragdukyes 1654 Blaeu (Gordon) [the plural refers to two dots on the map, presumably E. and W. Craigduckie]
Craig Duckie 1753 Roy sheet 17, 5
Er. Craigduckie 1828 SGF
Wr. Criagduckie 1828 SGF

G creag + ?

The second element is obscure, but may be connected with G duaigh (also spelt duaidh) ‘terrible event, evil’ (OIr dúaig ‘evil natured, malevolent, unfortunate’). This may also be the second element in Glenduckie FLK, which appears as Glenduogin in an original charter of 1165 × 1171 (RRS ii no. 14), and as Glenduky in 1392 (RMS ii no. 854).

It appears on OS Pathf. as Wester and Easter Craigduckie, and Craigduckie Cottage. W’er & E’er Craigenky in 1561 (Dunf. Reg. p. 426) must be a scribal or transcription error for this place, probably representing a ms form *Craigeuky or *Craigdeuky.


This place-name appeared in printed volume 1