Surnames seemed to be still in development in Liddesdale, in 1376, so naming is in a spectrum, of locality, son of, and applied surname. If a family lived in a certain locality they like a valley, the valley of named after that family. Like the valley with the locality of Croyser, feel locality was up stream from Lariston. Gorrenberry land though did not include Braidley (Broadlee) extended from the Horn of Gorrenberry up to the land of the Nixon, that of Sundhope, and this is a locality of a Northern British Windpower (NWP), supporting Infinis; Windy Edge, because of an old Buccleuch Scot-Ker feud with Redheugh support. To Redheugh it seems land first family second. In 1376 one can see that some families of Liddesdale had surnames and others did not. Some were still identified by where they lived, and who they were the son of.
In 1376 valleys and foresta (wood(s)) are listed mostly by where these families of mainly surnames are located.
For genealogy surname locality is important.
Mark Elliott 11/30/2014