by Mari Elspeth nic Bryan (Kathleen M. O'Brien)
© 2000-2006 by Kathleen M. O'Brien. All rights reserved.
Version 2.4, updated 27 September 2006
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:
|Oghamic Irish (pre-700) nominative form:||[unknown]|
|Oghamic Irish (pre-700) genitive form:||[unknown]|
|Old Irish Gaelic (c700-c900) nominative form:||Áedán|
|Old Irish Gaelic (c700-c900) genitive form:||Áedáin|
|Middle Irish Gaelic (c900-c1200) nominative form:||Áedán|
|Middle Irish Gaelic (c900-c1200) genitive form:||Áedáin|
|Number of men found in the annals with this name:||23|
|Found in Years:||505, 563, 570, 580, 582, 583, 590, 593, 596, 606, 609, 610, 612, 616, 617, 620, 622, 625, 629, 631, 651, 692, 701, 761, 763, 768, 782, 787, 792, 794, 814, 825, 827, 838, 839, 843, 861, 863, 879, 882, 884, 887, 922, 947, 949|
Further information about the name Áedán, 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. 563-570) U U570.4 Aedhan H. Fiachrach T T563.3 Aedhan h-ua Fiachrach (d. 606-609) T T505.2 S h-Aedhan mac Gabrain U U580.2 S h-Aedhan mc. Gabrain T T582.1 S Aedan mac Gabran U U582.1 S Aedhan mc. Gabrain mc. Domangairt T T583.1 (labelled as T582.1) S Aedhan mac Gabran I I583.1 S Aedán macc Gabráin U U590.2 S Aedhan m. Gabran T T590.2 S h-Aedhan mac Gabrain U U596.3 S filiorum Aedain, .i. Brain & Domangairt
T T596.2 S filiorum Aedan .i. Bran & Domungort & Eochaid Fínd & Artur T T596.2 S Aedhan U U606.2 S Aedhain m. Gabrain mc. Domangairt righ Alban T T606.2 S Aedhain maic Gabrain CS CS606 S Aedhain meic Gabrain I I609.2 S Aedain m. Gabrain U U622.2 S Conaing m. Aedain CS CS622 S Conaing mac Aedain meic Gabrain (d. 610-612) U U610.2 R Aedain ancoritae Bennchoir T T610.2 R Aedhain ancharad I I612.1 R Aedain CS CS610 R Aedain ancart (d. 616) U U616.1 S Aedhain m. Mongain regis Dal Riatai l^ Araide ["Aedán son of Mongan, king of Dál Riata or nAraide"] I I617.2 S Aedáin filii Mongáin (d. 620-626) U U625.2 Aedhan m. Cumuscaigh T T625.2 Áedhain mac Cumascaigh A M620.4 Aodh mac Cumascaigh (d. 629-631) U U629.4 Echdach Buidhe, regis Pictorum, filii Aedain T T629.2 Eochach Buidhi maic Aedain CS CS629 Eacach Buidhe meic Aedain I I631.1 Echdach Buide m. Aedáin (d. 651) A M593.2 R naomh Aedhan epscop ["Bishop St. Aedhan"] U U651.1 R Aedain episcopi Saxonum T T651.1 R Aedaín espuic Saxan CS CS651 R Aedani episcopi Saxan [Áedán] U U692.3 Ferghus m. Aedain, rex in Choicid U U701.4 Feidelmidh m. Fergusa m. Aedhain [Áedán] (d. 761) A M761.3 R Aodhan Lis Mhóir [Áedán] (d. 763-768) U U768.3 R Aidain, abbas Lis Moir I I768.1 R Aedan, abb Lis Moir A M763.3 R Aedhan, ab Lis Móir [Áedán] (d. 768-773) U U773.5 R Aedan episcopus Maighe h-Eu A M768.6 R Aedhan, epscop Maighe Eu [Áedán] (d. 782) U U782.1 R Aedhan abbas Roiss Commain A M777.5 R Aodhan, abb Rosa Comáin [Áedán h-ua Con Cumba] (d. 787-792) U U792.1 R Aedhan h. Con Cumbu, episcopi A M787.3 R Aedhan h-ua Con Cumba, epscop, & milidh tocchaidhe do Crist ["Aedhan Ua Concumba, a bishop, and select soldier of Christ"] [Áedán Raithne] (d. 787) U U792.1 Aidhain Rathain A M787.5 Aedhan Raithne ["Aedhan of Raithin Rahin"] [Áedán Derg] I I794.4 Oedáin Deirg [Áedán] (d. 814) I I814.1 R Aedáin m. h-ui Raichlich, abb Lis Móir [Áedán] (d. 823-825) U U825.3 R Aedan, abbas Tamhlachtae A M823.5 R Aodhan, abb Tamhlachta Maele Ruain [Áedán] (d. 827) A M827.5 Aedhan ua Cond Umhai, sccribhneoir Dermhaighi [Áedán] (d. 838-839) U U839.2 R Aedhan abbas Rois Cre A M838.3 R Aiden, prióir Cluana Mic Nóis, & abb Rosa Cré [Áedán] (d. 843) A M843.9 R Aodhan Glinne h-Uisean [Áedán] (d. 861-863) I I863.2 R Aedáin, abb Inse Cathaig A M861.4 R Aedhan, abb Insi Cathaigh [Áedán] (d. 879-882) U U882.8 r Aedhan, princeps Cluana Iraird A M879.7 R Aedhán, abb Cluana Ioraird [Áedán mac ??] (d. 884-887) CS CS887 R Aodan mac Recdadha ab Roiss Cre A M884.9 R Aedhan, mac Rechtadha, abb Rosa Cre [Áedán] I I922.1 Cormaicc m. Áedain, epscoip Cluana Ferta Brenainn [Áedán] (d. 947-949) U U949.3 R Aedhan Tuama Da Ghualann B M947.3 R Aedhán, mac Anailedh, airchindeach Tuama Dá Ualann
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