Index of Names in Irish Annals: Descriptive Bynames: Got

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

© 2000-2016 by Kathleen M. O'Brien. All rights reserved.
Version 2.4, updated 09 January 2016

Descriptive Bynames: Got


"stammering, lisping"


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: 14
Found in Years: 950, 975, 977, 1025, 1030, 1033, 1037, 1042, 1046, 1047, 1051, 1056, 1971, 1095, 1096, 1202, 1231, 1285, 1549

Research Notes:

[Answering a question about the meaning of Got:]
"stammering, lisping" (DIL) [email from Talan Gwynek - 15 Jul 2001]


Further information about the byname Got, 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. ?)
CSCS950Fergal Got mac Aongusa
[Máel Ruanaid Got ua Máil Ruanaid] (d. 975-977)
TT977.5Mael Ruanaig Got, h-úa Mael-Sechnaill, rígdamna Temrach
CSCS977Maolruanaidh Got h. Maoileclainn rigdamna Temrach
BM975.7Maol Ruanaidh Got ua Maoilechlainn, rioghdhamhna Temhrach
[Maelsechlainn Got] (d. 1025)
UU1025.3Mael Sechlainn Gott, ri Midhe
TT1025.7Mael Sechlainn Got, ri Midi
LCLC1025.3Moeil Secluinn Got, rí Mídhe
CSCS1025Maolseclainn GotMide
BM1025.12Maol Sechloind Gott tigherna Midhe
BM1033.14Murchadh Ua Maoileachlainn (.i. mac Maoileachlainn Guit)
BM1042.8Fland, mac Maoil Sechlainn Guit, righdhamhna Temhrach
[Domnall Got] (d. 1030)
TT1025.5Domnall n-Got
BM1025.12Domhnall Gott
BM1030.14n-Gott, .i. Domhnall
UU1030.5In Got, ri Midhe
TT1030.12Domnall Got, rí Midi
CSCS1030Domnall GotMide
II1030.6Domnall Got, rí Mide
BM1030.20Domhnall Gott, rí Midhe
(d. ?)
LCLC1030.6an Got, ri Midhe
BM1030.12n-Gott .i. lá Maol Sechlainn ua Maol Ruanaidh, tigherna Midhe & Cremthainne ["the Gott, i.e. Maelseachlainn, grandson of Maelruanaidh, lord of Meath and Cremthainne"]
TT1030.8in Got
BM1030.15in Gott h-Ua Maeileachlainn
BM1096.17Donnchadh mac An Ghuitt do mharbhadh do Chalraighibh. ["Donnchadh, son of the Gott Ua Maeleachlainn, was slain by the Calraigh."]
[Cernachán Got] (d. 1037)
UU1037.5Cearnachán Got
TT1037.5Cernachan Got
II1037.7Cernachán Got
BM1037.13Cearnachán Gott
(d. 1046)
TT1046.8MaelRuanaigh Got h-Úa Ciardha
CSCS1046Máolrúanaidh Got
BM1046.7Maol Ruanaidh Gott
(d. ?)
UU1051.4Laidhgnen m. Maelain, ri Gaileng, cum sua regina, .i. ingen In Guit
LCLC1051.4Laighnén mac Maoláin, rí Gaileng, cum sua regina .i. ingen an Gait
BM1051.11Laidcenn mac Maolain h-Uí Leocáin, tigherna Gaileng, & a bhen inghen an Ghuitt ["Laidcnén son of Maelán, king of Gailenga, went with his queen, i.e. the daughter of the Got"]
(d. ?)
BM1056.10Domhnall ua Cernacháin, mac an Guitt
[Donnchad Got] (d. 1071)
CSCS1047Mac Donnchadha Guit rigdomna Temrach
BM1047.13Mac Donnchaidh Guit, righdhamhna Temhrach
BM1071.8Donnchadh Got, ríogh-dhamhna Temhrach
[Domnall Got] (d. ?)
BM1095.10Taillti, inghen Domhnaill Guitt
[Conchobhar Got Ua hEaghra] (d. 1231)
U2U1202.7Conchubhar Got h-Ua h-Eadhra, ri Luighne Connacht
U2U1231.5Conchobur Got h-Ua h-Eaghra, ri Luighne
Co1231.11Conchobar Got h. hEgra ri Luigne
CM1231.10Conchobhar Gott Ua h-Eghra tighearna Luighne
[Domhnall Got Mac Carthaigh] (d. ?)
II1285.3Cormach mc. Fínghin mc. Domnall Guit Mc. Carthigh
[Maoleachlainn Got Ua Madagáin]
EM1549.3Maoíleachlainn Got Ua Madaccáin tanaisi Shil n-Anmchadha

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