by Mari Elspeth nic Bryan (Kathleen M. O'Brien)
© 2000-2007 by Kathleen M. O'Brien. All rights reserved.
Version 2.0, updated 08 September 2007
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:
|Old Irish Gaelic (c700-c900) nominative form:||Anmchaid|
|Old Irish Gaelic (c700-c900) genitive form:||Anmchada|
|Middle Irish Gaelic (c900-c1200) nominative form:||Anmchaid|
|Middle Irish Gaelic (c900-c1200) genitive form:||Anmchada|
|Early Modern Irish Gaelic (c1200-c1700) nominative form:||Anmchaidh|
|Early Modern Irish Gaelic (c1200-c1700) genitive form:||Anmchadha|
|Number of men found in the annals with this name:||17|
|Found in Years:||718, 722, 741, 742, 745, 750, 754, 755, 759, 785, 790, 797, 802, 825, 827, 876, 980, 981, 1014, 1015, 1017, 1058, 1117, 1247, 1249, 1554, 1595, 1602|
Further information about the name Anmchaid / Anmchaidh 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) (d. 718-722) FA FA 178 [year 722] Anmchaidh m. Con Carat A M718.1 Anmchaidh, mac Con Charat (d. ?) T T722.7 Anmchadh mac Oircc, ri Guill & Irguill (d. ?) A M741.10 n-Anmchaidh A M742.17 n-Anmchaidh A M745.11 n-Anmchaidh, mac Con Cerca T T759.6 n-Anmchadh A M754.8 n-Anmchaidh (d. 745-750) T T750.9 Anmcadha, ríg h-Ua Liathain [Note: name is in genitive case due to sentence structure.] A M745.10 Anmchaidh, toisech Ua Liathain U U790.2 Cinaeth m. Anmchada ri H. Liathan I I790.1 Cináeda m. Anmchada, rí h-Úa Liatháin [Note: name is in genitive case due to sentence structure.] A M785.6 Cinaedh, mac Anmcadha, tigherna Ua Liatháin (d. ?) U U755.5 Fiangalach m. Anmchada filii Maele Curaich abb Innse Bo Finne T T755.6 Fiangalach, mac Anmchada, maic Maile Curaig, ab Indsi Bó A M750.3 Fiangalach, mac Anmchadha, mic Maoile Curaich, abb Insi Bo Finne A M750.12 Fiangalach mac Anmchadha (d. ?) U U802.4 Fergal m. Anmcadha, rex Osraighi A M797.14 Fearghal, mac Anmchadha, tigherna Osraighe (d. ?) CS CS827 Eogain meic Anmchada [Note: name is in genitive case due to sentence structure.] A M825.5 Eoghain, mic Anmchadha [Note: name is in genitive case due to sentence structure.] (d. ?) A M876.12 Dunócc, mac Anmchadha (d. 980-981) T T981.1 R Anmchadh espoc Cilli Dara I I981.2 R Anmchada, epscoip Laigen [Note: name is in genitive case due to sentence structure.] CS CS981 R Anmchadh episcopus Cille Dara B M980.2 R Anmchadh, epscop Cille Dara (d. ?) I I1015.3 m. Anmchada, ríg h-Ua Liatháin [Note: name is in genitive case due to sentence structure.] B M1014.10 Muirchertach, mac Anmchada, tigherna Ua Liatháin (d. 1017) I I1017.2 Anmchad mc. Murchada, primollam Lethe Moga Nuadat (d. 1058) I I1058.7 R Anmchad h-Ua Dunch[ad]a, ánchara Dé (d. 1117) U U1117.6 R Anmchadh H. h-Anmchadha espoc Arda Ferta Brenaind B M1117.6 R Anmchaidh h-Ua h-Anmchadha, epscop Arda Fearta Brénainn (d. ?) Co 1247.8 Donnchad mac Anmchada meic Dondchada h. Gilla Patric LC LC1247.8 Dhonnchad, mac Anmchada, mic Donnchada Mic Gillaphádraic C M1247.7 Donnchadh mac Anmchadha mic Donnchadha Uí Giolla Patraicc Co 1247.8 mac Anmchada h. Gilla Patricc LC LC1247.8 mac Anmchada h-I Ghillaphádraic MCB2 MCB1247.3 mac Anmchadha Mic Gilla Padraig C M1247.7 Donnchadh mac Anmchadha LC LC1249.14 Donnchad, mac Anmchada, mic Donnchada h-I Ghillaphadraic C M1249.10 Donnchadh Ua Giolla Pattraicc .i. mac Anmchadha mic Donncaidh LC LC1249.14 mac Anmchada LC LC1249.14 mac Anmchada C M1249.10 Mac Anmchadha .i. an Donncadh-sa (d. ?) E M1554.10 Aodh mac Anmchadha Uí Madagain tighearna Shíl n-Anmchadha (d. 1595) F M1595.19 Anmchaidh mac Maoíleaclainn Modardha mic Maoileachlainn mic Bresail (d. ?) F M1595.19 Ó Madagáin [unrelated] .i. Domhnall mac Seaain, & a mhac Anmchadh F M1602.14 Ó Madaccain .i. Domhnall mac Seain, mic Bresail, & a mac Anmchaidh
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