Piteadie KGH S NT256893 1 395 300m SEF

terris de Pettudy 1329 x 1346 ] RMS i app. 2 no. 1029 A [16th c. index; to Robert Glen (Glene)]
Nether Pittedye 1329 x 1346 RMS i app. 2 no. 1029 B [17th c. index; to Robert Glen and Margaret Bruce the king’s sister, the lands of Nether Piteadie in the shire of Kinghorn (in schira de Kinghorn)]
terris de Pettedy superiori c.1350 RMS i app. 2 no. 1065 A [16th c. index; to John Aytoun, ‘the lands of Over Piteadie’]
Over Pettedie c.1350 RMS i app. 2 no. 1065 B [17th c. index; to John Aytoun (Aytoune) the lands of Over Piteadie, ‘halfe boll for every chalder at Kinghorne’]
Pettedy 1358 ER i 564
Dauid Wallangis de Pettedy 1519 Fife Ct. Bk. 140 [David Vallance]
terris de Pettedy Westir 1519 Fife Ct. Bk. 141 [in the constabulary of Kinghorn; held by the family of Vallence (Wallangis or Walingis)]
Eistir Pettedye 1519 Fife Ct. Bk. 158 [in barony of Eistir Kingorne]
(John Wallanche of) Pittedy 1534 Fraser, Wemyss iii, xxxii [killed by John Melville of Raith and his accomplices]
Northir Pettedy 1538 RMS iii no. 1878
Northir Pettedy 1539 RMS iii no. 1989
Northir-Pettedy 1541 RMS iii no. 2272 [among lands of James Kirkcaldy of Grange]
Nether Pittedy 1564 Retours (Fife) no. 54 [among lands of William Kirkcaldy of Grange]
Norther Pittadie 1593 Retours (Fife) no. 1516
ADD Suther Pittedie 1611 NRS GD150/999 [Scott family; name form from digital catalogue]
Pitteley 1654 Blaeu (Pont) West Fife
Pittedy 1654 Blaeu (Gordon) Fife
E. Pittedy 1654 Blaeu (Gordon) Fife
N. Pittedy 1654 Blaeu (Gordon) Fife
S. Pittedy 1654 Blaeu (Gordon) Fife
Petidy 1753 Roy sheet 17, 5
Little Petidy 1753 Roy sheet 17, 5
N. Pitteadie 1775 Ainslie/Fife
S. Pitteadie 1775 Ainslie/Fife [Robert Beatson Esquire]
Pitteadie 1828 SGF [also Pitteadie Mains, Et. Pitteadie, Nt. Pitteadie]

G pett + ? G eud + ? –in or ? pn Aed(án)

‘Cattle estate’ or ‘Aed(án)’s estate’. There are no forms early enough to enable a more satisfactory etymology. G eud (OG éit) ‘cattle’ also gives modern G eudail, ‘cattle, treasure’; this element is found in Buthadlach # BEA; also in Baledmond FGN, with the meaning ‘estate of the cattle(-rich) hill(-pasture)’.

The name persists on OS Pathf. in Piteadie, North Piteadie and Bankhead of Piteadie, but the NGR given is taken from the now ruined castle beside Piteadie. OS Pathf. Piteadie is shown on Ainslie/Fife as S. Pitteadie, on SGF as Pitteadie Mains, on OS 6 inch (1856) as South Pitteadie, and on OS Explorer (2001) as Piteadie House. OS Pathf. North Piteadie appears on Ainslie/Fife as N. Pitteadie, on SGF as Nth. Pitteadie and on OS 6 inch (1856) as North Pitteadie; however, on OS Explorer (2001) it is shown as Nether Piteadie. SGF (1828) also shows Et. Pitteadie at the site of OS Pathf. Broadleys, and Pitteadie at the site of the ruined fifteenth-century castle shown on OS Pathf. at NT257891.

There is a Pitedie Burn in KLM, but there is no associated farm-stead, nor has any historical record of one been found.

/pɪˈtidɪ/ or /pɪtˈidɪ/

This place-name appeared in printed volume 1