New Abbey, KCB, NX962662

  • [20 solidatas terrarium de Clauchanland 1597 RMS 6 574]
  • in Clauchen de Newabay 1646 Retours (KCB) 242
  • Houss in clauchin 1682 Land Tax Rolls E106/20/1/13
  • Clauchen [James McNoes houses in; John Smiths poind fold house wt: his houses in; Robert Grays…his houses in] 1753 Land Tax Rolls E106/20/2/27

Element: S clachan ‘a hamlet, village, gen. containing a church’

Scots clachan is a village, usually one where the parish kirk is located. It’s borrowed from Gaelic clachan, which has the same meaning (along with others). I assume that Clauchanland, recorded in 1597, is formed from this name. See also New Abbey.

This entry is still in draft and has yet to be proofed. There are links to the sources of historical forms of the name, where spellings can be checked.