by Mari Elspeth nic Bryan (Kathleen M. O'Brien)
© 2000-2008 by Kathleen M. O'Brien. All rights reserved.
Version 2.3, updated 07 June 2008
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]|
|Early Modern Irish Gaelic (c1200-c1700) nominative form:||Garbh|
|Early Modern Irish Gaelic (c1200-c1700) genitive form:||Gairbh|
|Number of men found in the annals with this name:||16|
|Found in Years:||620, 621, 622, 1213, 1307, 1348, 1398, 1400, 1403, 1419, 1420, 1422, 1425, 1433, 1434, 1435, 1437, 1439, 1444, 1450, 1464, 1469, 1471, 1482, 1493, 1498, 1521, 1536, 1582, 1584, 1585, 1588, 1590, 1597, 1599, 1600, 1601, 1603|
The meaning "rough" is given in regards to the masculine given name Garb (OCM pp. 109-110 s.n. Garb).
Further information about the byname Garbh, 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. 620-622) U U621.1 R Senach Garbh, abbas Cluana Ferta T T621.1 R Senach Garb, ab Chluana Ferta I I622.1 R Senaig Garb A M620.2 R Seanach Garbh, abb Cluana Ferta Brenainn (d. 1213) MCB1 MCB1213.2 Aedh Garb O Eidirsgeoil [Fearghal Garbh Mac Samhradháin] Co 1307.21 mac Fergail Gairb Meg Samradan MCB2 MCB1307.5 la mac Feargail Gairbh Meg Samradhain [Niall Garbh Ua Domhnaill] (d. 1348) Co 1348.3 Niall Garb h. Domnaill C M1348.2 Niall Garbh Ua Domhnaill tigherna Thire Conaill D M1398.2 mac Uí Domhnaill Niall Garb Co 1422.2 Toirrdelbach mac Neill Gairb h. Domnaill rex Tiri Conaill D M1422.8 Niall Garbh mac Toirrdhealbhaigh mic Neill Ghairbh Uí Domhnaill Co 1450.2 Conchobar mac Toirrdelbaig meic Neill Gairb h. Domnaill [Muircheartach Garbh Ua Sechnusaig] (d. 1403) Co 1403.12 Murcertach Garb h. Sechnusaig ridamna h. Fiachrach Aidne LC2 LC1403.14 Muircheartach Garbh Ua Sechnusaigh, ríghdamhna Ua Fiachrach Aidhne [Uilliam Garbh mac Dauid] (d. ?) Co 1400.8 AN Uilliam Gairb meic Dauid U3 U1419.9 AN Uilliam Garbh, mac Daibith, tigherna Clainni Connmaigh Co 1419.18 AN Uilliam Garb mac Dauid meic Emainn meic Hoberd tigerna Clainni Condmaig LC2 LC1419.8 AN Uilliam Garb mac Dabuith, tigerna Clainne Connmuigh (d. 1425) D M1425.13 Brian Garbh & Maghnas da mhac Mhec Dhonnchaidh Thíre h-Oilella .i. Maol Ruanaidh mac Taidcc Mec Donnchaid [Niall Garbh mac Toirdhealbhaigh an Fhíona mhic Néill Ghairbh Uí Dhomhnaill] (d. 1433) Co 1422.2 Niall Garb h. Domnaill D M1422.1 Niall Garbh Co 1422.30 Niall nGarb h. nDomnaill ri Cheneoil Conaill D M1420.3 clann Uí Domhnaill, Niall Garbh, Domhnall & Neachtain D M1422.8 Niall Garbh mac Toirrdhealbhaigh mic Neill Ghairbh Uí Domhnaill LC2 LC1434.1 O Domnaill, .i. Niall Garb mac Toirdhealbaigh an Fhina D M1433.1 Ua Domhnaill, Niall Garbh mac Toirrdhealbhaigh an Fhíona D M1435.2 O Domhnaill .i. Niall Garbh MCB1 MCB1437.4 Niall Garb mac Toirrdealbhaigh mic Neil Gairb mic Aeda mic Domnaill Oig D M1439.3 O Domhnaill Niall Garbh Co 1464.16 Cond mac Neill Gairb h. Domnaill adbar rig Tiri Conaill D M1471.15 Sile ingen Uí Domnaill, .i. Niall Garb, ben Neill mic Airt Uí Neill D M1493.8 Niall Garbh mac Toirrdhealbhaigh an Fhiona D M1498.6 Domhnall mac Neachtain mic Toirrdhealbhaigh mic Néill Ghairbh Uí Domhnaill E M1521.9 Síle inghen Néill Ghairbh Uí Domhnaill 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 M1590.6 Mac Uí Domhnaill .i. Domhnall mac Aodha mic Maghnusa, mic Aodha Duibh, mic Aoda Ruaidh mic Neill Ghairbh mic Toirrdhealbhaigh an Fhiona (d. 1444) U3 U1444.10 Cathal Garbh Mac Gille Fhinnein (d. ?) U3 U1482.12 AN Uilliam Garbh, mac Muiris, mic mic Phiaruis Dalatun (d. ?) D M1469.19 clann Uí Bhriain, an Giolla Dubh mac Taidhg, & Muircertach Garb mac Taidhcc (d. 1498) D M1498.5 Niall (.i. Niall Garbh) mac Aodha Ruaidh mic Neill Gairbh Uí Dhomhnaill (d. 1536) LC2 LC1536.13 Conchobar Garbh mac Cathail Mic Dhiarmada (d. 1584) E M1584.11 Muircheartach Garbh mac Briain mic Taidhcc Uí Briain (d. ?) E M1588.6 Niall Garbh mac Cuinn mic An Calbhaigh Uí Domhnaill F M1597.3 Niall Garbh mac Cuinn, mic an Chalbhaigh Uí Domhnaill F M1599.16 Niall Garbh mac Cuinn Uí Domhnaill F M1600.49 Niall Garbh, mac Cuinn, mic an Chalbhaigh, mic Maghnasa Uí Domhnaill F M1601.18 h-Ua n-Domhnaill Niall Garbh mac Cuinn, mic an Chalbhaigh (d. 1603) F M1603.9 Niall Garbh mac Rudhraighe, mic Eiccnecháin, mic Eiccnecháin, mic Neachtain mic Toirrdhealbhaigh an Fhíona Uí Dhomhnaill
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