Footdee is an area of Aberdeen, Scotland known locally as “Fittie”. It is an old fishing village at the east end of the harbour. The name is actually folk etymology. Far from being “Foot of the Dee/Fit o the Dee”, it is actually a corruption of a former dedication to a “St Fittick”.
The area has had a settlement as far back as the Medieval times and the first recorded reference to the area of Fittie was in the year 1398. This village was slightly further North than where Footdee is now located.
On an 1828 map, the new housing squares were specifically labelled ‘Fish Town’. ‘Footdee’ referred to the larger area from St. Clement’s Church to ‘Fish Town’. Later, the name ‘Footdee’ was used to refer specifically to the housing squares, with ‘Fish Town’ becoming forgotten.Wikipedia Entry