Index of Names in Irish Annals: Eilionora

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

© 2000-2010 by Kathleen M. O'Brien. All rights reserved.
Version 2.6, updated 28 February 2010

Feminine Given Names: Eilionora


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: 2
Found in Years: 1497, 1589

NOTE: Both of the women with this name come from Anglo-Norman families. Not all names used in Anglo-Norman families were used by Gaels.

Research Notes:


Further information about the name Eilionora, 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. 1497)
Co1497.8ANEilonora inghen Iarla Cille Dara ben I Nell .i. Conn mac Enri mcic Eogain
LC2LC1497.10ANAilionora ingen Iarla Cille Dara, .i. ben h-I Neill .i. Chuinn mic Enrí mic Eogain
DM1497.15ANElinora ingen Tomais (.i. iarla Cille Dara) mic Seain Caim ben Uí Neill (Conn mac Enri mic Eoccain)
U3U1497.26ANEilénóra, ingen Iarla Chille Dara, .i. ingen Tomais, mic Sheoin Chaim, an bean do bui ag h-Ua Neill, .i. ag Cunn, mac Enri, mic Eogain
(d. 1589)
LC2LC1589.13ANAilinora ingen Iarla Desmhumhan [unrelated], ben I Ruairc .i. Brian mac Briain I Ruairc
FM1589.3ANElinora ingen iarla Desmumhan .i. Semus mac Seain, mic Tomais, mic Semuis mic Geróitt ben Uí Ruairc, & ben meic iarla Urmumhan .i. Eduard mac Semuis mic Piarais Ruaidh mic Semais, mic Emainn

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