ABERDEEN-L ArchivesArchiver > ABERDEEN > 1998-11 > 0910830471
From: Gordon Johnson <>
Date: Thu, 12 Nov 1998 00:27:51 +0000
Rosemary in Aberdeen said:
>I call the old fishing village of Aberdeen' Fittie'
>because that is the original way of it and how it is still pronounced.
>Some town clerk must have thought it didn't sound 'proper' and called it
>Footdee. It certainly is at the mouth of the Dee on the North side of the
>river but that is not the old origin of the name which has had many
>variations:-Foty,Futty etc etc.
****** Right enough Rosemary. It appears as "Foty" in an Aberdeen burgh
court roll of 1317, so it is pretty well established by now!! Footdee is
really just a modern affectation as you say.
Gordon, in Aberdeen..... well, in Culter, which I suppose is officially
within Aberdeen these days. :-(