Index of Names in Irish Annals: Descriptive Bynames: Crom

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

© 2000-2006 by Kathleen M. O'Brien. All rights reserved.
Version 2.2, updated 12 September 2006

Descriptive Bynames: Crom


"[the] Stooped"


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 men found in the annals with this name: 4
Found in Years: 899, 1224, 1240, 1409, 1426


Further information about the byname Crom, 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.

[Standardized form of this man's name]
AnnalsEntryContextCitation (formatting preserved)
[] (d. ?)
TT573.1Cairpre Crom
[Coirpri Crom] (d. 899)
AM899.3RCoirpre Crom, epscop Cluana Mic Nóis
CSCS899RCairpre Crom episcopus Cluana M Nois
AM894.12RCairpre Crom, epscop Cluana Mic Nois
[Giolla na Naomh Crom Ua Seachnasaigh] (d. 1224)
Co1224.6Gilla na Noem Crom h. Sechnusaig ri lethi iarthuraigi Ceneoil Aeda na hEchtgi ["Gilla na Naem Crom (the Stooped) O Sechnusaig, king of the western half of Cenel Aeda na hEchtge"]
CM1224.11Giolla na Naomh Crom Ó Seachnusaigh tighearna lethe iartharaighe Cenél Aodha na h-Echtgi
Co1240.4Aed mac Gilla na Naem Cruim h. Sechnusaig
MCB2MCB1240.2Aedh mac Gilla [na Naemh] Cruim Í Shechnusaigh
CM1240.5Aodh mac Giolla na Naomh Cruimm Uí Seachnusaigh
[Conchobhar Crom mac Taidhg Uí Ruairc] (d. 1426)
Co1409.8Conchobair Cruim meic Taidcc h. Conchobair
DM1409.8Chonchobhair Chruimm mic Taidhg Uí Ruairc
DM1426.6Conchobhar Crom mac Taidhg Uí Ruairc

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