Remiltoun TOB SLN S NT031874 1 394 55m NOF

Rummiltoun 1621 RMS viii no. 256
Rymiltoun 1630 RMS ix no. 460
Rigmiltoune 1654 RMS x no. 328
Rymletoune 1664 RMS xi no. 747
Rimilton 1753 Roy sheet 17, 5
Kippletown 1775 Ainslie/Fife
Rimalton 1788 Sasines no. 1986
Rymilton c.1820 RHP2960
Rimelton 1828 SGF

? + Sc toun

The first element of this name, which appears in five different places in Fife alone,[216] is obscure, though Sc rye-miln ‘mill specialising in rye’ should perhaps be considered.

Compare also Rumbleton (Law), Gordon parish BWK (Rynmyldoun 1441 APS, Remyltoun 1470 RMS ii no. 988, Rymmiltounlaw 1516 RMS iii no. 98). Williamson (1942, 134) tentatively derives this from the OE f. personal name Rimhild, while Johnston says it contains the (male) personal name Rumbeald (Rumbold), neither of which explanation is very satisfactory for the Fife examples.

OS Pathf. also shows Remiltoun Cottages, to the south of Remiltoun.


This place-name appeared in printed volume 1