by Mari Elspeth nic Bryan (Kathleen M. O'Brien)
© 2000-2009 by Kathleen M. O'Brien. All rights reserved.
Version 2.3, updated 18 January 2009
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:
|Oghamic Irish (pre-700) nominative form:||[unknown]|
|Oghamic Irish (pre-700) genitive form:||[unknown]|
|Old Irish Gaelic (c700-c900) nominative form:||Alánd, Alánn|
|Old Irish Gaelic (c700-c900) genitive form:||Aláind, Aláinn|
|Middle Irish Gaelic (c900-c1200) nominative form:||Alánd, Alánn|
|Middle Irish Gaelic (c900-c1200) genitive form:||Aláind, Aláinn|
|Early Modern Irish Gaelic (c1200-c1700) nominative form:||Alann|
|Early Modern Irish Gaelic (c1200-c1700) genitive form:||Alainn|
|Number of men found in the annals with this name:||6|
|Found in Years:||605, 607, 612, 613, 619, 624, 636, 727, 730, 731, 732, 733, 734, 735, 737, 738, 742, 743, 781, 782, 783, 788, 797, 803, 847, 915, 967, 1377, 1491|
The meaning "the comely" is given in regards to a man's name in 1491 (FM vol. 4, p. 1188, footnote "y").
OCM (p. 13 s.n. Áed) lists, "Áed Allán, high-king" and lists him as dying in 613.
Further information about the byname Alánd, Alánn / Alann, may be found in:
The Sources page lists the Annals referenced below. Information about secondary sources is included on that page as well.
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 Medieval Scotland | Medieval Names Archive | Index of Names in Irish Annals Kathleen M. O'Brien's articles are hosted by Medieval Scotland, which is published by Sharon L. Krossa (contact). Shopping online? How you can support this site.
[Standardized form of this man's name] Annals Entry Context Citation (formatting preserved)  (d. 612-613) Note: OCM (p. 13 s.n. Áed) lists this man as "Áed Allán, high-king" and notes he died in 613. T T605.3 Aeda Allan [Note: name is in genitive case due to sentence structure.] CS CS605 Aedh Aldain T T605.6 Aedh Allan CS CS605 Aodh Allan I I607.1 Aed Alláin I I607.3 Áed Alláin U U612.1 Aedho Alddain filii Domnaill, regis Temro [Note: name is in genitive case due to sentence structure.] T T612.1 Aedh Uairidhnach, mac Domnaill, rí Temrach I I613.1 Aeda Allain regis Hiberniae [Note: name is in genitive case due to sentence structure.] U U624.1 Dhoir m. Aedho Alddain [Note: name is in genitive case due to sentence structure.] T T624.2 Dóir maic Aedha Allaín [Note: name is in genitive case due to sentence structure.] CS CS624 Doir meic Aoda Allain [Note: name is in genitive case due to sentence structure.] A M619.2 Doir mac Aodha Allainn U U636.1 Mael Fithrich filium Aedho Alddain alias Uairidnaigh T T636.1 Mael Fithrig mac Aedha Allain CS CS636 Maolfitrigh mac Aedha Allain  (d. 738-743) T T727.2 Aedh n-Allan mac Fergaile U U734.8 Aed Allan mc. Fergaile T T734.7 Aedh Allan T T735.2 Aed Allan mac Fergaile A M730.1 d'Aodh Allan, mac Ferghaile, mic Maoile Dúin A M731.1 d'Aodh Allan A M732.1 d'Aodh Allan T T737.5 Aedh n-Allan U U738.4 Aedh Alddan, .i. (ri)(Tem)rach T T738.4 Aedh Allan mac Fergaile rí Temrach U U738.4 Aedh Allan T T738.6 Aedh Allan A M733.4 Aodh Ollan, rí Ereann A M733.4 in ri Aodh Allan A M733.4 d'Aodh Ollan A M734.2 Aodh Allan T T742.5 h-Aedh n-Allan U U743.4 Aedh Olddain U U743.4 Aedha Aldain [Note: name is in genitive case due to sentence structure.] T T743.3 Aedh Allan mac Fergaile, rí Erenn I I743.1 Aed Alláin A M738.4 Aodh Allan, mac Ferghaile, mic Maoile Dúin A M738.4 Aodha Alláin [Note: name is in genitive case due to sentence structure.] A M781.15 Maol Dúin, mac Aodha Allain A M782.13 Maol Duin, mac Aodha Allain A M783.6 Maol Dúin, mac Aodha Allain, rí an Fochla I I788.1 Maíl Dúin m. Aeda Alláin [Note: name is in genitive case due to sentence structure.] U U797.3 Aedh (.i. Allan) A M847.21 Niall, mac Aedha Alainn, tigherna Ua Máil U U915.1 Aedha Allain  (d. 801) I I803.1 Aed Allain mac Corpri  (d. 967) B M967.14 Aodh Allán, mac Ferghaile, tigherna Osraighe [Uilliam Alann Ua Cearbhaill] (d. ?) Co 1377.11 Dondchad mac Uilliam Alaind h. Cerbaill ri Eli ["Donnchad son of Uilliam the Beautiful O Cerbaill, king of Ely"] LC2 LC1377.10 Dondchadh mac Uilliam Alaind .H. Cerbhaill, righ Eli D M1377.3 Donnchadh mac Uilliam áloinn [Donnchadh Alann Mag Craith] (d. ?) U3 U1491.20 Aedh & Ruaidhri, da mac Domnaill, mic Oedha Oic, mic Aedha, mic Raghnaill, mic Donnchaidh Alainn Mec Craith FM vol. 4, p. 1188, 1491 Aed. & Ruaid.ri da mac domnaill mic aod.a óicc mic aod.a mic Rag.naill mic donnchaid. a lainn még crait. D M1491.10 Aedh & Ruaidhri da mac Domnaill mic Aodha óicc mic Aodha mic Raghnaill mic Donnchaidh Alainn Még Craith
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