by Mari Elspeth nic Bryan (Kathleen M. O'Brien)
© 2000-2008 by Kathleen M. O'Brien. All rights reserved.
Version 2.5, updated 22 September 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:
|Middle Irish Gaelic (c900-c1200) nominative form:||Ádam|
|Middle Irish Gaelic (c900-c1200) genitive form:||Ádaim|
|Early Modern Irish Gaelic (c1200-c1700) nominative form:||Ádhamh|
|Early Modern Irish Gaelic (c1200-c1700) genitive form:||Ádhaimh|
|Number of men found in the annals with this name:||17|
|Found in Years:||1186, 1232, 1247, 1249, 1278, 1279, 1281, 1282, 1283, 1285, 1294, 1296, 1299, 1300, 1302, 1315, 1318, 1320, 1337, 1340, 1362, 1373, 1388, 1407, 1416, 1446, 1521, 1536|
Further information about the name Ádam, Ádhamh 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.
Special factors which may affect name usage are marked in the context column.
|AN||indicates a member of an Anglo-Norman family|
|AS||indicates an Anglo-Saxon|
|N||indicates a Norseman|
|P||indicates a Pict|
|R||indicates a person holding a religious office|
|S||indicates a person from Scotland|
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.
Annals Entry Context Citation (formatting preserved) (d. ?) C M1186.1 Maol Callann mac Adaim Mic Cleircein epscop Cluana Fearta Brenainn (d. 1249) Co 1249.4 AN Addam Minatur MCB2 MCB1249.4 AN Adamh Minadur ["Adam Minniter"] (d. 1278-1281) U2 U1278.3 AN Adam Pleimenn ["Adam Fleming"] Co 1281.4 AN Adam Plemend C M1281.4 AN Adam Plemend (d. 1283-1287) U2 U1279.1 AN h-Adam Cimsóg ["Adam Cusack"] Co 1282.3 AN hAdam Cimsocc C M1282.2 AN h-Adam Ciomhsócc U2 U1282.2 AN Adamh Cimsog U2 U1283.6 AN Adam Cimsóg Co 1285.3 AN Addam Cimsocc C M1285.5 AN Adam Ciomhsócc C M1285.5 AN Coilin Ciomhsócc derbrathair Adaim LC LC1282.2 AN h-Adam Ciomsóg AH 1281 AN Adam Cusacke Junior C M1287.5 AN Adam Ciomhsócc (d. 1296-1300) Co 1232.5 AN hAddam Stonsdun LC LC1232.4 AN h-Adam Sdondún C M1232.9 AN h-Adam Sdondún Co 1247.8 AN clann Addam U2 U1296.3 AN Adam Sdondun, barun mor aile ["Adam Stanton, another great baron,"] Co 1300.10 AN Addam Stondun tigerna Cera LC LC1300.9 AN Adam Sdóndún, tigerna Cora C M1300.6 AN Adam Stondun barun mór ele (d. 1299-1302) U2 U1299.4 AN Adam Sandal ["Adam Sandal"] Co 1303.6 AN Addam Cendal C M1303.2 AN Adam Sandál (d. 1315-1318) U2 U1315.1 AN Adam Maireis ["Adam de Marisco"] Co 1318.2 AN Addam Mares LC LC1318.1 AN Addam Mares C M1318.1 AN Adam Mares (d. ?) I I1320.4 da braithrib fein, .i. d'Adam ["by his own kinsmen, viz. by Adam" - this phrase indicates that he's a kinsman of O Donnagain Mor, .i. Maghiu] (d. 1337-1340) U2 U1337.12 Adhamh Mag Theichedhan Co 1340.13 Addam Mag Tethedan LC LC1340.11 Addam Mag Tethedan (d. 1362) U2 U1362.4 Adam h-Ua Fialan (d. 1373) U2 U1373.4 Adhamh h-Ua Cianan LC2 LC1373.3 Adam .H. Cianan Co 1373.4 Adam h. Qianan D M1373.2 Adam Ó Cianáin cananach & saoí seanchadha ["Adam O'Keenan, a canon and learned historian"] (d. ?) U3 U1388.2 Clann h-Ui Cuirnin [unrelated], .i. Sigraidh & Cairpri & Gilla Padraig, meic Adaimh ["The sons of Ua Cuirnin, namely, Sigraidh and Cairpri and Gilla-Padraig, sons of Adam Ua Cuirnin"] (d. 1407) LC2 LC1407.10 Adam mac Gilli Muire, ri .H. n-Echach Co 1407.12 Adam Mac Gilli Mure ri h. nEchach (d. 1416) Co 1416.24 R, E Addam Lexid epscuip Ard Achaid .i. brathair galda drochenig ["Adam Lexid, Bishop of Ardagh, a Gall and an inhospitable friar"] D M1416.1 R, E Adam Lexid epscop Ard Achaidh, brathair Gallda ["Adam Lexid, Bishop of Ardagh, an English friar"] (d. 1446) U3 U1446.11 Adhamh, mac Matha (Moir) h-Ui Luinin (d. 1521) U3 U1521.9 Mág Carmuic, .i. Adham (d. 1536) U3 U1536.3 Adham Mac Murchaidh
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