Index of Names in Irish Annals: Descriptive Bynames: na Scuab

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

© 2000-2008 by Kathleen M. O'Brien. All rights reserved.
Version 2.1, updated 08 June 2008

Descriptive Bynames: na Scuab


"[of] the Sweeping Excursions"


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: 1
Found in Years: 1595

Research Notes:

The meaning "of the Sweeping Excursions. The word scuab, which is cognate with the Latin scop{oe}, litterally denotes a broom or besom." is given in regards to a man's name in 1595 (FM vol. 4, p. 1972, footnote "q").


Further information about the byname na Scuab, 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)
[Rémann na Scuab a Bú] (d. 1595)
FM1595.8ANUillecc a Búrc mac Rémainn na Sccuab ["Ulick Burke, the son of Redmond-na-Scuab"]
FMvol. 6, p. 1972, year 1595ANuillecc a búrc mac rémainn na sccuab
FM1595.14ANRemann na Sccuab mac Uillicc na c- Cend, mic Riocaird mic Uillicc Cnuic Tuagh ["Redmond-na-Scuab, son of Ulick-na-gCeann, son of Rickard, son of Ulick Burke of Cnoc-Tuagh"]
FM1595.19ANclann Remainn na Scuap mic Uillicc a Búrc ["The sons of Redmond na-Scuab, son of Ulick Burke"]

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