Index of Names in Irish Annals: Descriptive Bynames: Donn

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

© 2000-2002 by Kathleen M. O'Brien. All rights reserved.
Version 2.3, updated 12 November 2002

Descriptive Bynames: Donn




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:

Research Notes:

Woulfe does not list this byname.

Frequency & Dates:

Number of men found in the annals with this name: 9
Found in Years: 1120, 1135, 1329, 1330, 1362, 1366, 1368, 1370, 1398, 1405, 1406, 1407, 1410, 1438, 1475


Further information about the byname Donn, 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]
AnnalsEntryCitation (formatting preserved)
[Conchobhar Donn O´ Domhnaill]
D1438.4Concobar n-Donn Ó n-Domhnaill
[Cormac Donn Mac Cárthaigh] (d. 1366)
Co1366.4Cormac Dond Mag Carthaig ri h. Carpri & h. nEchach Muman
CM1366.4Corbmac Donn Mag Carthaigh tighearna Ó c-Cairbre, & Ó n-Eachdhach Mumhan
Co1368.7Diarmait mac Cormaic Duind Meg Carthaig
CM1368.7Diarmaid mac Corbmaic Duinn Még Cárthaigh
[Dabag Donn mac Uilliam Burc]
Co1329.9Dabag Donn mac Uilliam Burc riteri rochonaig
[Donnchad Donn mac Con Mara meic Brodcon meic Mathgamna meic Cein] (d. 1120)
MCB1MCB1120.1Donnchadh Dond mac Con Mara mic Brodcon mic Mathgamhna mic Cein
MCB1MCB1135.2Cian mac Donnchadha Duinn mic Con Mara mic Brodcon, ri O n-Eathac
[Maol Iosa Donn Mac Aedacan]
Co1330.8Mael Isa Dond Mac Aedacan
[Mathgaman Donn Ua Cennedig]
Co1398.12Pilip mac Mathgamna Duinn h. Cennedig
Co1405.12Ingen Domnaill h. Briain ben Pilip meic Mathgamna Duinn h. Cennedid
Co1407.4Mac Taidc meic Mathgamna Duinn h. Cennedig tigerna Urmuman Uachtaraigi
[Murchertach Donn Mag Orechtaigh]
Co1362.14Murcertach Dond Mag Orechtaig
CM1362.2Muircheartach Donn Macc Oireachtaigh
[Toirdhealbhach Donn mac Aodha mhic Thoirdhealbhaigh Uí Chonchobhair] (d. 1406)
MCB3MCB1406.21Tairrdelbhach Donn mac Aedha mic Thorrdelbaigh .h. Conchobuir, leithrigh Connacht ["Toirdhealbhach Donn son of Aodh son of Toirdhealbhach Conchobhair, joint-king of Connacht"]
Co1410.4Tadc Carrach mac Toirrdelbaig Duinn h. Conchobair
Co1475.8Diarmait mac Domnaill meic Toirrdelbaig Duinn h. Conchobair
[Uilliam Donn Mac Uilleag] (d. 1370)
CM1370.11Uilliam Dond mac Uillec

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