Index of Names in Irish Annals: Affraic

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

© 2000-2008 by Kathleen M. O'Brien. All rights reserved.
Version 2.6, updated 26 March 2008

Feminine Given Names: Affraic


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 women found in the annals with this name: 6
Found in Years: 738, 739, 743, 830, 833, 834, 1361, 1364, 1389, 1468, 1479

Research Notes:


Further information about the name Affraic, 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.

AnnalsEntryContextCitation (formatting preserved)
(d. 738-743)
UU743.1RAffrice, dominatrix Cille Daro
TT743.1RAifricci banab Cille Dara
AM738.2RAffrica, banabb Cille Dara
Clyear 739 (p. 117)RAffrick, abbess of Kildare [Note: 17th C translation.]
(d. 822-834)
UU834.2RAffraic abatisa Cille Dara
AM833.3RAffraic, banabb Cille Dara
CSCS834RAffraic abbatissa Chille Dara
Clyear 830 (p. 135)R....rick5 abbesse of Kildare died. 5 ...rick. - Affrick. Se A. of Ulster
(d. 1361-1365)
U2U1361.11Aiffric, ingen Briain Ui Raighillaigh, ben Briain Meg Tigernain
Co1365.8ingen h. Raigillig
CM1365.8ingean Uí Raghallaigh
CM1364.2Aiffric inghean Briain Uí Raghallaigh ben Briain Meic Tighearnáin
(d. 1389)
DM1389.10Aiffric inghen Aodha Uí Néill, bein Henri Aimhreidh Uí Néill
(d. 1468)
U3U1468.13Aiffric, ingen h-Ui Banain, .i. in ben [unrelated] Pilib Mag Uidhir - .i. Pilib, mac Tomais, mic Pilib na Tuaidhe Meg Uidhir ["Aiffric, daughter of Ua Banain, namely, the wife Philip Mag Uidhir-that is, Philip, son of Thomas, son of Philip of the battle-axe"]
(d. 1479)
U3U1479.2Aiffric, ingen Emaínn, mic Tomais Meg Uidhir [unrelated] .i. ben Cairpri, mic Aedha h-Ui Neill: .i. sai mhna gan uiresbaidh. ["Aiffric, daughter of Edmond, son of Thomas Mag Uidhir namely, wife of Cairpre, son of Aedh Ua Neill, died: to wit, a superior woman without defect."]

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