by Mari Elspeth nic Bryan (Kathleen M. O'Brien)
© 2000-2008 by Kathleen M. O'Brien. All rights reserved.
Version 2.5, updated 07 June 2008
"Black" (probably refers to hair color)
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:
|Old Irish Gaelic (c700-c900) nominative form:||Dub|
|Old Irish Gaelic (c700-c900) genitive form:||Duib|
|Middle Irish Gaelic (c900-c1200) nominative form:||Dub|
|Middle Irish Gaelic (c900-c1200) genitive form:||Duib|
|Early Modern Irish Gaelic (c1200-c1700) nominative form:||Dubh|
|Early Modern Irish Gaelic (c1200-c1700) genitive form:||Duibh|
|Number of men found in the annals with this name:||23|
|Found in Years:||582, 588, 603, 662, 639, 715, 747, 764, 766, 1095, 1230, 1260, 1269, 1342, 1343, 1365, 1406, 1407, 1408, 1411, 1416, 1426, 1448, 1482, 1497, 1516, 1524, 1542, 1561, 1566, 1582, 1585, 1589, 1590|
Woulfe (p. 284 s.n. Dub.) gives the meaning of this byname as "black".
The meaning "Black" is given in regards to a man's name in 1491 (FM vol. 3, p. 406, footnote "w").
The meaning "black" is given in regards to a man's name in 1491 (FM vol. 3, p. 575, footnote "l").
Further information about the byname Dub/Dubh, 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. 588) T T582.3 Aed Dub mac Suibne, rí Ulad T T588.5 Aedha Duibh maic Suibne Araidhe (d. ?) T T603.5 Fíngen mac Aedha Duib rí Muman \
U U662.5 Maenach m. Fingin mc. Aedha Duib mc. Crimthain mc. Feidhlimidh mc. Aenghusa mc. Nad Fraich,rex Muman (d. ?) T T639.4 R Aeda Duib, ab Cille Dara, rí Laigen [Áed Dub] (d. 715) U U715.3 Aedh Dubh, rex Nepotum Fidgente T T715.4 Aedh Dub rí Ua Fidgente [Áed Dub mac Cathail] (d. 747) U U747.11 Aedha Duibh filii Cathail T T747.12 Aedha Duib, maic Cathail [Diarmait Dub mac Domnaill] U U764.6 Diarmait Dub m. Domnaill [Áed Dub mac Toichlich] (d. 766) U U766.3 Aedh Dubh m. Toichlich (d. ?) B M1095.4 Domhnall Dubh Ua Ferghaile, tigherna Forthuath Laighen [Adam Dubh] Co 1230.2 Addaim Duib [Tadhg Dubh mac Néill mhic Congalaig] Co 1260.12 Tadc Dub mac Nell meic Congalaig [Domhnall Dubh Ua hEaghra] FM vol. 3, p. 406, 1269 Brian mac dom.nail duib. ui Eag.ra [Donnchadh Dubh Ua hÉilige] FM vol. 3, p. 574, 1342 concobar mac Donnchad.a duib. uí éilige [Domhnall Dubh Ua Baigill] Co 1343.13 Domnall nDub h. mBaigill [Eoin Dubh Mac Domhnaill] Co 1365.8 Somurli mac Eoin Duib Meic Domnail Ardconstapla Coicid Ulad [Domhnall Dubh Ua Suilleban] Co 1411.18 Domnall Dub h. Suilleban [Cormac Dubh mac Taidhg mhic Uilliam mhic Conchobhair Mhic Bhranain] (d. 1416) Co 1416.25 Cormac Dub mac Taidg meic Uilliam meic Conchobair Meic Branan [Cathal Dubh Ua Conchobhair] Co 1406.6 Cathal Dub mac h. Conchobair Ruaid Co 1407.8 Cathal Dub mac h. Conchobair Ruaid Co 1408.14 Chathal Dub h. Conchobair Co 1426.7 Cathal nDub h. Conchobair Co 1426.8 Cathal Dub h. Conchobair Co 1448.4 Ruaidri mac Cathail Duib h. Conchobair Co 1448.5 Brian mac Cathail Duib h. Conchobair Co 1482.9 Brian Oc mac Briain meic Cathail Duib [Seaan Dubh mac Domhnaill Caoich] Co 1497.9 Sean nDub mac nDomnaill Caich [Brian Dubh] E M1516.10 Mór inghen Donnchaidh mic Briain Duibh ben an t-Seain-sin [Seaan Dubh mac Domnaill Meic Uibilin] Co 1524.10 Mac Uibilin .i. Cormac mac Seain Duib meic Domnaill [Feidhlim Dubh Ua NÉill] Co 1542.17 Mac Aodho h. Neill .i. Fedlim Dubh, ant enmac do mair ac Aodh Mergec ["The son of Aed O Neill, namely Feidlim Dub, the only one living of the sons of Aed Meirgech"] [Aodh Dubh mac Aoidh Duibh Uí Dhomhnaill] E M1561.2 Maire inghen An Chalbhaigh, mic Maghnusa, mic Aodha Duibh Uí Domhnaill ben í Neill Sheain E M1566.2 Maire inghen Mhaghnasa mic Aodha Duibh mic Aodha Ruaidh Uí Dhomhnaill ben Mécc Aengasa E M1582.1 Mairghrég inghen Aodha Duibh, mic Aodha Ruaidh, mic Neill Gairbh, mic Toirrdelbhaigh an Fhiona Uí Dhomhnaill, ben Uí Raighilligh (Maol Mórdha mac Seain, mic Cathail) E M1585.8 Ua Domhnaill Aedh mac Maghnusa, mic Aodha Duibh, mic Aedha Ruaidh mic Neill Ghairbh, mic Toirrdhealbhaigh an Fhiona ["O'Donnell (Hugh Roe, the son of Manus, son of Hugh Duv, son of Hugh Roe, son of Niall Garv, son of Turlough of the Wine)"] F M1589.8 Maghnus mac Cuinn mic an Chalbhaigh, mic Maghnusa mic Aodha Duibh Uí Domhnaill F M1589.8 Sean mac Maghnus Óig mic Maghnusa, mic Aodha Duibh Uí Domhnaill F M1590.6 Mac Uí Domhnaill .i. Domhnall mac Aodha mic Maghnusa, mic Aodha Duibh, mic Aoda Ruaidh mic Neill Ghairbh mic Toirrdhealbhaigh an Fhiona [Aodh Dubh] E M1566.3 Róis inghen Mhég Uidhir Cu Connacht .i. an comarba ben Aodha Buidhe mic Aedha Duibh
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