by Mari Elspeth nic Bryan (Kathleen M. O'Brien)
© 2000-2008 by Kathleen M. O'Brien. All rights reserved.
Version 2.0, updated 07 October 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:
|Early Modern Irish Gaelic (c1200-c1700) nominative form:||Aibhne|
|Early Modern Irish Gaelic (c1200-c1700) genitive form:||Aibhne|
|Number of men found in the annals with this name:||4|
|Found in Years:||1432, 1442, 1485, 1487, 1489, 1490, 1491, 1492, 1495, 1498, 1501, 1506, 1521, 1522, 1577, 1585, 1592|
Further information about the name Aibhne 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.
[Standardized form of this man's name] Annals Entry Context Citation (formatting preserved) [Aibhne mac Diarmada Uí Chatháin] (d. ?) U3 U1432.1 Domnall h-Ua Cathain & Aibne h-Ua Cathain, .i. da mac Diarmata h-Ui Chathain D M1432.2 da mac Diarmada Ui Cathain .i. Domhnall & Aibhne D M1442.14 Aibne Ua c- Catháin U3 U1486.2 Tomas, mac Aibhne h-Ui Cathain U3 U1487.9 h-Ua Cathain, .i. [unrelated] Seaan, mac Aibhne h-Ui Cathain U3 U1489.21 Goffraigh, mac Seaain, mic Aibhne, mic Diarmada h-Ui Cathain U3 U1489.30 h-Ua Cathain (.i. Seaan, mac Aibhne, mic Diarmada) U3 U1490.14 h-Ua Cathain, .i. Seaan, mac Aibhne, mic Diarmata h-Ui Cathain Co 1490.6 O Cathain [unrelated] .i. Sean mac Diarmata meic Áibhne LC2 LC1490.5 O Catháin, .i. Sean mac Diarmadai mic Aibne D M1490.7 Ua Cathain Sean mac Aibhne mic Diarmata U3 U1491.3 h-Ua Cathain, .i. Seaan, mac Aibhne, mic Diarmata h-Ui Cathain D M1491.2 O Cathain, .i. Sean mac Aibhne mic Diarmatta D M1492.13 Aibhne mac Aibhne Uí Catháin U3 U1492.23 da mac h-Ui Cathain, .i. da mac Sheaain, mic Aibhne, mic Diarmada h-Ui Cathain D M1492.13 Gofraidh, & Sean Gallda, dá mhac Sheain (.i. Ó Catháin) mic Aibhne mic Diarmada U3 U1495.19 h-Ua Cathain, .i. [unrelated] Sheaan, mac Aibne, mic Diarmata h-Ui Cathain U3 U1498.20 O Cathain, [unrelated], .i. Seaan, mac Aibne h-Ui Cathain Co 1498.3 H. Catháin .i. Sean mac Aibhne LC2 LC1498.2 H. Cathain, .i. Sean mac Aibhne D M1498.82 O Catháin Sean mac Aibhne U3 U1506.9 O Cathain, .i. [unrelated] Tomas, mac Aibne h-Ui Cathain E M1506.7 h-Ua c-Cathain .i. Tomas mac Aibhne E M1506.13 O Cathain Tomás mac Aibhne, & clann t-Seain mic Aibhne Donnchadh & Domhnall Clereach ["O'Kane, i.e. Thomas, the son of Aibhne, and the sons of John, son of Aibhne, namely, Donough and Donnell Cleireach"] U3 U1521.5 O Cathain [unrelated], .i. Tomas, mac Aibhne Uí Cathain Co 1521.6 Ó Cathan .i. Tomas mac Aibhne LC2 LC1521.5 O Cathán .i. Tomáss mac Aibhne E M1521.3 O Catháin .i. Tomas mac Aibhne Co 1522.15 Domnall Cleirech mac Seain meic Aibhne h. Chathain ["Domnall the Cleric son of Sean son of Aibne O Cathain"] LC2 LC1522.10 Domnall Cleirech mac Seain mic Aibhne h-I Chatháin E M1585.8 O Catháin .i. Ruaidhri mac Maghnusa, mic Donnchaidh an Einigh, mic Seain, mic Aibhne F M1598.2 O Cathain Ruaidhri, mac Maghnusa, mic Donnchaidh, mic Seain, mic Aibhne [Aibhne mac Aibhne Uí Chatháin] (d. 1492) D M1492.13 Aibhne mac Aibhne Uí Catháin [Aibhne mac Seáin Uí Chatháin] (d. 1501) U3 U1501.10 Aibne, mac h-Ui Cathain, .i. mac Seaain Ui Cathain Co 1501.6 Aibne mac h. Cathain LC2 LC1501.5 Aibhne mac h-I Chatháin E M1501.8 Aibhne mac Seain Í Catháin [Aibhne mac Con Mhaighe mhic Ruaidhrí [...] Uí Chatháin] (d. 1577) E M1577.2 O Catháin [unrelated] .i. Aibhne mac Con Muighe mic Ruaidhri an Rúta ["O'Kane (Aibhne, the son of Cumhaighe, son of Rory of the Route)"]
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