by Mari Elspeth nic Bryan (Kathleen M. O'Brien)
© 2000-2002 by Kathleen M. O'Brien. All rights reserved.
Version 2.3, updated 05 November 2002
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:||Brian|
|Middle Irish Gaelic (c900-c1200) genitive form:||Briain|
|Early Modern Irish Gaelic (c1200-c1700) nominative form:||Brian|
|Early Modern Irish Gaelic (c1200-c1700) genitive form:||Briain|
|Number of men found in the annals with this name:||45|
|Found in Years:||925, 941, 975, 976, 978, 981, 982, 983, 992, 998, 999, 1002, 1003, 1004, 1005, 1008, 1009, 1010, 1013, 1014, 1023, 1027, 1028, 1029, 1067, 1118, 1151, 1258, 1267, 1269, 1311, 1325, 1341, 1345, 1437, 1445, 1449, 1457, 1459, 1461, 1466, 1473, 1476, 1477, 1484, 1487, 1488, 1496, 1497, 1504, 1505, 1509, 1510, 1512, 1516, 1517, 1532, 1578, 1582|
Further information about the name Brian, 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. 1003-1004) U U1004.3 Brian m. Mael Ruanaig B M1003.8 Brian, mac Maol Ruanaidh, tigherna Iarthair Connacht (b. 925 or 941, d. 1013-1014) B M925.5 Brian, mac Cinnedigh U U941.2 Briain mc. Cennetigh [Note: name is in genitive case due to sentence structure.] U U978.2 Brian m. Cennetigh B M975.8 Bhrian, mac Cinneidigh B M976.4 Bhrian, mac Cindeidigh B M976.9 m-Brian, mac Ceinnéittigh B M981.10 Brian, mac Ceinnéittigh B M982.8 Brian mac Ceinnéittigh B M983.9 Brian, mac Ceinneittigh B M992.16 Brian, mac Cindéidigh B M998.11 Brian, mac Cindeittigh T T999.3 Brían mac Cendétigh U U999.8 Brian, ri Caisil B M999.10 Brian, mac Cinneittigh B M1002.1 Bhriain, mac Cindéittigh, mic Lorcáin B M1004.9 Brian, mac Cindeidigh B M1005.7 Brian, mac Cinnéittigh U U1009.8 Dub Chablaig ingen righ Connacht, .i. ben Briain m. Ceinneitigh B M1008.5 Dubhchoblaigh, inghen righ Connacht, ben Bhriain, mic Cinneittigh B M1010.12 Domhnall, mac Briain, mic Cindeidigh, mac righ Ereann U U1014.2 Brian m. Cenneitigh m. Lorcain, la righ n-Erenn B M1013.11 Brian, mac Cinneittigh, mic Lorcáin, lá rígh Ereann U U1014.2 Brian m. Cenneitigh ardrí Gaidhel Erenn & Gall & Bretan B M1013.11 Brian mac Cindéittigh, áirdrí Erenn U U1014.2 Briain righ Erenn B M1014.1 Bhriain, mic Cinneittigh B M1023.6 Tadhg, mac Briain, mic Cindeittigh (d. 1028) U U1028.3 Brian H. Concobair B M1028.10 Brian ua Conchobhair (d. 1029) U U1029.3 Brian H. Concobair, ridomna Connacht T T1027.10 Brian mac Cathail h-Úi Concobuir, rígdamna Connacht B M1029.3 Brian ua Concobhair ríoghdhamhna Connacht (d. ?) B M1067.8 Brian Ua n-Eaghra (d. 1118) T T1118.2 Brían mac Murchada, rí Tuadhmuman (d. 1151) B M1151.3 Brian Cléireach, mac Taidhg Ui Maol Ruanaidh (d. 1258) C M1258.13 Brian Macc Samhradháin tighearna Theallaigh Eachdach (d. 1267) C M1267.3 Brian mac Toirrdhealbhaigh mic Ruaidhri Ui Concobhair (d. 1269) C M1269.4 Brian mac Domhnaill Duibh Ui Eaghra (d. 1311) Co 1311.16 Brian Mag Mathgamna ri Orgiall (d. 1325) Co 1325.6 Brian h. Gadra (d. 1341) Co 1341.6 Briain h. Flainn taisech Tellaig Curnan (d. 1345) Co 1345.3. Brian h. Fergail degadbur taisig na hAngaili (d. 1437) MCB1 MCB1437.1 Brian Ballach mac Muirceartaigh mic Henri mic Briain mic Aeda Buide I Neill (d. 1445) D M1445.5 Mac Gille Finnéin, .i. Brian taoíseach Muintire Peodachain ["Mac Gillafinnen, i.e. Brian, Chief of Muintir-Pheodachain"] (d. 1449) D M1449.3 Brian ócc Ó Néill (d. 1457) D M1457.4 Brian mac Muirceartaigh óicc Ui Fearghail tighearna Cloinne h-Amhlaoibh Ui Fearghail (d. 1457) D M1457.1 Brian mac Pilib na Tuaighe Mhég Uidir mac tighearna Fear Manach (d. 1459) D M1459.4 O Birn, Brian, toíseach Thire Briúin (d. 1461) D M1461.5 Mac Cathmaoil .i. Brian tighearna Cenél Feradhaigh (d. 1466) D M1466.6 Brian Dubh mac Taidhcc Uí Concobhair (d. 1466) D M1466.3 Brian mac Amhlaoibh Meg Uidir cenn a aicme fein, & tighearna Cloinne h-Amlaoibh (d. 1466) D M1466.1 R Brian mac Giolla Pattraicc Meg Uidhir abb Leasa Gabhail ["Brian, the son of Gillapatrick Maguire, Abbot of Lisgool"] (d. 1473) D M1473.24 Brian mac Roibeird Mec Aedhaccáin ollamh Uí Concobhair Dhuinn & Uí Ainlighi (d. 1476) D M1476.13 Brian mac Fergail Ruaidh Uí Uiccinn cend a fhine fein oide sgol Ereann & Alban lé dán ["Brian, the son of Farrell Roe O'Higgin, head of his own tribe, superintendent of the schools of Ireland, and preceptor in poetry"] (d. 1477) D M1477.4 Brian mac Conchobhair óig Meg Uidhir (d. 1484) D M1484.14 Brian Ruadh mac Cathail mic Eoghain mic Seain Uí Raighilligh (d. 1487) Co 1487.6 Brian mac Eoghain meic Nell Oig hI Neill (d. 1488) D M1488.13 Brian mac Aedha Buidhe mic Briain Bhallaigh Uí Neill (d. 1488) D M1488.6 Mag Aongasa, .i. Brian mac Airt (d. 1496) D M1496.7 O Dochartaigh (Brian mac Domhnaill) (d. 1497) D M1497.12 Brian mac Con Uladh mic Aodha mic Eoccain mic Neill óicc Uí Neill (d. 1497) D M1497.22 Mac Donnchaidh an Chorainn, Brian mac Maol Ruanaidh mic Tomaltaigh (d. 1504) E M1504.8 Brian mac Meg Uidhir (Sean mac Pilip) (d. 1505) E M1505.13 Brian Ócc mac Briain mic Domhnaill Chaim Uí Uiccinn (d. 1509) E M1509.1 Brian mac Taidhcc Mheg Uinnsennáin officel Clochair (d. 1510) E M1510.3 Brian Ruadh mac Domhnaill mic Aodha U´ Neill (d. 1512) E M1512.18 Brian mac Domhnaill Taidhcc mic Toirrdhealbhaigh (d. 1512) E M1512.14 Mac Még Uidhir Brian mac Émainn mic Tomais (d. 1516) E M1516.14 Mac Conmidhe Brian Ócc mac Briain Ruaidh (d. 1517) E M1517.1 O Conchobhair Failghe Brian mac Taidhcc mic An Chalbhaicch (d. 1532) E M1532.7 R Comharba Fhíodhnacha .i. Brian (d. 1578) E M1578.17 Brian mac Cathaoír Chaomhánaicch, mic Airt, mic Diarmatta Laimhdercc (d. 1582) E M1582.38 Ma Con Midhe Brian Dorcha
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