Index of Names in Irish Annals: Siobhán

by Mari Elspeth nic Bryan (Kathleen M. O'Brien)

© 2000-2009 by Kathleen M. O'Brien. All rights reserved.
Version 2.10, updated 16 January 2009

Feminine Given Names: Siobhán


What we know as a set of Irish Annals are manuscripts that were each compiled during a particular time period, usually using older material as sources. For example, when the Annals of the Four Masters were written from 1632 to 1636, they covered events that occurred centuries and millenia before (including legendary history). So, when an entry in this set of annals refers to a person who lived in the year 738, the spelling used for that person's name is very likely not using the spelling that would have been used in 738.

Standard forms of this name (based on spelling systems of different periods) would be:

Frequency & Dates:

Number of women found in the annals with this name: 22
Found in Years: 1310, 1370, 1371, 1383, 1411, 1427, 1428, 1464, 1467, 1489, 1490, 1507, 1511, 1525, 1529, 1535, 1542, 1544, 1553, 1565, 1576, 1583, 1587, 1598, 1600

Research Notes:


Further information about the name Siobhán, may be found in:

The Sources page lists the Annals referenced below. Information about secondary sources is included on that page as well.

Raw Data

In the table below, I have separated individuals with a blank line. That is, when there are multiple entries in the annals that refer to a single person, those entries are grouped together.

Within the list of entries refering to a single person, I have sorted the entries primarily by orthography when it is obvious that what I am seeing is the same entry showing up in multiple annals. The entries that tend to use older spellings are listed first.

NOTE: The Annals referenced below under the code letters A, B, C, E, & F tend to use later spellings than the other Annals. In some cases, the spellings listed in these Annals may not be appropriate for the year referenced in the Annal entry.

In some Gaelic scripts, there is a character that looks approximately like a lowercase f, but without the crossbar. This character (represented by an underscored , e, in the entries below) sometimes represents e and sometimes ea depending upon the context of the text.

AnnalsEntryContextCitation (formatting preserved)
(d. 1310)
Co1310.15Siban ingen h. Conchobair Falgi uxur Murcertaig Moir Meg Eochacan taisig Ceneoil Fiachach
LCLC1310.9Siubhán ingen h-I Chonchobair Fhalghe, uxor Muircertaigh mhoir Mhég Eochagáin, taisech Cheneoil Fhiachaidh
Clyear 1310 (p. 266)Joan, Daughter of o'Connor of Affalie and wife to Mortagh Mageoghegan, chieftaine of Kinnaleagh [Note: 17th C translation.]
(d. 1370-1371)
U2U1371.4Siuban Cam, ingen Mic Carthaigh, ben Mic Conmara
CM1370.6Siobhan Cham inghen Meg Cartaigh ben Mec Con Mara
(d. 1383)
DM1383.9ANSiobhan inghen iarla Urmhumhan ben Taidhg Uí Cherbaill tighearna Éle
Clyear 1383 (p. 309)ANJoane, the earle of Ormonde's daughter and wife to Teige o'Conell, prince of the Contry of Elie [Note: 17th C translation.]
(d. 1411)
Co1411.2ANSiban ingen Iarla Desmuman uxur Meg Carthaig Moir
LC2LC1411.1ANSibhan inghean Iarla Desmhumhan, uxor meg Carthaigh Moir
U3U1411.1ANSiuban, ingen Iarla Desmuman, .i. ben Meg Carrthaigh Moir, .i. Tadhg Mag Carrthaigh
II1428.1ANSeabhan ingen Geroid Iarla [Note: earlier in the entry this woman is identified as the wife of Tadc Mac Carthaig]
(d. 1427)
U3U1427.11Sibhan, ingen in Espuic Mic Cathmhail, ben Muiris, .i. in Airchideochain Mhoir, Mheg Uidhir ["Joan, daughter of the bishop Mac Cathmhail, wife of Maurice Mag Uidhir, that is, of the great Archdeacon"]
(d. ?)
DM1464.31ANSiobain ingin t-Semais iarla Deasmumhan [Note: name is in genitive case due to sentence structure.]
(d. ?)
OOX1467.5ANSiubhan inghean Teboitt mic Uaiteir a Búrc, bantigearna Criche Roitseac
(d. 1489)
U3U1489.11ANSiuban, ingen Emuinn, mic Risderd Buitiller, .i. ben Mic Murchadha, righ Laighen, .i. Murchaidh Bhallaigh, mic Airt Caemanaigh
(d. 1490)
DM1490.29Siubhan inghen Murchaidh mic Taidhcc Glai bean Domhnaill Meg Cormáin
(d. 1507)
EM1507.7Siubhán inghen Mhég Mathgamhna (.i. Aedh Ruadh)
(d. 1511)
U3U1515.11Ben Mic Mhaghnusa Mheg Uidhir [unrelated], .i. Siubhan, ingen an Espuicc Mhég Bhráduigh
(d. 1525)
EM1525.8Siubhán inghen Mécc Mathghamhna (Brian)
U3U1525.9Inghen Meg Mathgamna [unrelated]; .i. Siubhan, ingen Briain Még Mathgamna; .i. an ben do bhí ag Seaan, mac an Espuic Meg Uidhir
(d. 1529)
U3U1529.3ANSíubhán, ingen th-Seaain h-Uí Dhroma
(d. 1535)
Co1535.6Inghen h. Neill .i. Siubhán ingen Coinn meic Énrí meic Eogain ben Maghnusa h. Domnaill
LC2LC1535.8Inghen h-I Neill .i. Siubhan ingen Chuinn mic Enrí mic Eogain, ben Mhaghnusa I Dhomnaill
EM1535.3Inghen I Neill Siubhan inghen Chuinn mic Enrí mic Eocchain ben Maghnusa Uí Domhnaill
U3U1535.19Síuban, ingin Chuínn, mic Enri, mic Eoghain Ui Neill, bean Mhaghnusa Ui Domnaill
EM1544.6Mairgrég inghen Meic Domhnaill (.i. inghen Aongusa Iligh) ben I Domhnaill .i. Maghnus, (iar Siubháin ingin I Neill) ["Margaret, the daughter of Mac Donnell (Aengus of Ilea), the wife of O'Donnell (Manus) after Joan, the daughter of O'Neill"] [Note: in this entry, the name Siubháin is in genitive case due to sentence structure.]
(d. 1542)
LC2LC1542.15Ingen mic Dabhi .i. ben Taidhg Meic Diarmuda [unrelated] Siubhan
(d. 1553)
EM1553.3Siubhán inghen Maghnusa Uí Domhnaill ben Uí Chonchobhair Sliccigh
LC2LC1553.9Ingen I Domnaill .i. Siuan, .i. in ben do bhí ag Tadhg mac Cathail Óig ["O'Domhnaill's daughter, i.e. Sivan, i.e. the wife of Tadhg, son of Cathal Og"]
(d. 1565)
EM1565.1ANSiubhan inghen t-Semais, mic Muiris, mic Tomais
(d. 1576)
EM1576.7Inghen Uí Baoighill, Siubhan Ócc, inghen Toirrdhealbaigh, mic Néill
(d. ?)
EM1583.9Siubhan ingen Piarais na Buile mic Semais, mic Emainn Még Piarais
(d. ?)
EM1587.1Siobhaine inghine Uí Domhnaill .i. Aodh mac Maghnusa [noted as being the wife of the Earl of Tyrone] [Note: name is in genitive case due to sentence structure.]
(d. 1598)
FM1598.4ANSiubhan Cham inghen iarla Desmumhan .i. Semus, mac Seain, mic Tomáis Droichit Atha
(d. 1600)
FM1600.63Siubhan inghen Mhég Uidhir Cú Chonnacht (dia n-goirthi an comharba) mac Con Chonnacht, mic Briain, mic Pilip, mic Tomais ben an bharuin Uí Néill .i. Ferdorcha, mac Cuinn, mic Cuinn, mic Enrí, mic Eoghain

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