by Mari Elspeth nic Bryan (Kathleen M. O'Brien)
© 2000-2006 by Kathleen M. O'Brien. All rights reserved.
Version 2.5, updated 05 June 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:
|Middle Irish Gaelic (c900-c1200) nominative form:||Donnchad|
|Middle Irish Gaelic (c900-c1200) genitive form:||Donnchada|
|Early Modern Irish Gaelic (c1200-c1700) nominative form:||Donnchadh|
|Early Modern Irish Gaelic (c1200-c1700) genitive form:||Donnchadha, Donnchaidh|
|Number of men found in the annals with this name:||38|
|Found in Years:||967, 974, 976, 1089, 1099, 1120, 1135, 1144, 1254, 1267, 1317, 1322, 1334, 1337, 1338, 1414, 1445, 1452, 1466, 1473, 1474, 1475, 1483, 1484, 1485, 1486, 1502, 1503, 1519, 1523, 1531, 1553, 1558, 1573, 1577, 1580, 1591|
Further information about the name Donnchad / Donnchadh, 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. 967) B M967.5 Donnchadh, mac Cathláin, abb Cille Mic Duach [Donnchad Finn mac Áeda meic Flainn] (d. 974) U U974.3 Donnchad Finn, ri Midhe T T974.1 Dondchadh Fínd, mac Aeda, maic Flaind (d. 974) I I974.6 Donnchada Find m. Maíl Sechnaill (d. 976) U U976.2 Donnchad m. Ceallaig ri Osraigi I I976.2 Donnchada m. Cellaich, ríg Osraige (d. 1089) U U1089.3 Donnchadh m.Domnaill Remair ri Laigen (d. 1099) B M1099.12 Dondchadh Ua h-Aichir, tigherna Maighe h-Adhar (d. 1099) B M1099.1 Dondchadh, mac meic Maonaigh, abb Iae [Donnchad Donn mac Con Mara meic Brodcon meic Mathgamna meic Cein] (d. 1120) MCB1 MCB1120.1 Donnchadh Dond mac Con Mara mic Brodcon mic Mathgamhna mic Cein MCB1 MCB1135.2 Cian mac Donnchadha Duinn mic Con Mara mic Brodcon, ri O n-Eathac (d. 1144) B M1144.16 Donnchadh, mac Taidhg Uí Mhaoil Ruanaidh (d. 1254) C M1254.8 Donnchadh mac Donnchaidh mic Tomaltaigh (d. 1267) C M1267.6 Donnchadh mac Ruaidhri mic Aodha Ui Concobhair (d. 1317) Co 1317.6 Dondchad h. Briain ri Muman (d. 1322) Co 1322.5 Dondchad mac Dondchada Meic Diarmata (d. 1334) Co 1334.6 Donnchad Mac Con Snama taisech Muintire Cinaith (d. 1337) Co 1337.15 Dondchad mac Murcertaig Moir Mec Eochacan dux Ceneoil Fiachach (d. 1338) Co 1338.2 Donndchad mac Ruaidri h. Chonchobair (d. 1414) Co 1414.14 Dondchad Mac Firbisig adbur ollaman h. Fiachrach Muaide (d. 1445) D M1445.6 Donnchadh Ballach Mac Samhradhain adbar taoisigh Teallaigh Eachdach (d. 1452) D M1452.17 Mág Carthaigh Riabhach (.i. Donnchadh) tighearna Ua c-Cairpre (d. 1466) D M1466.11 Donnchadh mac Muirceartaigh Uí Dhalaigh (d. 1473) D M1473.1 Dondchadh mac Aedha mic Pilip Meg Uidhir (d. 1474) D M1474.17 Donnchadh mac Muircertaigh, mic Aodha Uí Concobair d'iarsma Cloinne Muirceartaigh Mhuimhnigh ["Donough, the son of Murtough, son of Hugh O'Conor, of the remnant of the descendants of Murtough Muimhneach"] (d. 1475) D M1475.1 R Donnchadh mac Aedha Mec Suibhne Prioir Doire (d. 1483) D M1483.3 Donnchadh mac Uí Cheallaigh (d. 1484) D M1484.6 Donnchadh Ua Ceallaigh tanaisi Ua Maine (d. 1485) D M1485.2 R Donnchadh Mág Coilidh airchinneach Beraicch (d. 1486) D M1486.34 Donnchadh mac Tomais mic Ferghail Mecc Samhradhain (d. 1502) E M1502.8 Donnchadh mac Conchobhair mic Tomais Óicc Meg Uidhir (d. 1503) E M1503.17 Dondchadh Baisileir mac Maoíl Tuile ["Donough Baisileir Mac Maoiltuile"] (d. 1519) E M1519.9 Donnchadh Caomhanach fear rathmhar ro-chonáigh do lán-maithibh Laighen ["Donough Kavanagh, a prosperous and wealthy man, and one of the chief nobles of Leinster"] (d. 1523) E M1523.2 O Catháin Donnchadh mac Seain (d. 1531) E M1531.3 Donnchadh mac Toirrdhealbhaigh mic Taidhcc Uí Bhriain tánaisi Tuadhmumhan (d. 1553) E M1553.4 Donnchadh mac Toirrdhealbhaigh mic Murchaidh Uí Bhriain (d. 1558) E M1558.7 R Airchideochain Cille Dá Lua [unrelated] .i. Donnchadh Ócc mac Donnchaidh, mic Niocóil Uí Gráda ["The Archdeacon of Killaloe [unrelated] i.e. Donough Oge, the son of Donough, son of Nicholas O'Grady"] (d. 1573) E M1573.4 Donnchadh Riabhach mac Taidhcc Uí Cheallaigh (d. 1577) E M1577.13 O Ceallacháin .i. Donnchadh mac Taidhcc Ruaidh mic Uaithne mic Cathaoír (d. 1580) E M1580.17 Donnchadh, mac Maoíleachlainn Mec Gormain mic Maoileachlainn Duibh (d. 1591) F M1591.4 Donnchadh mac Murchaidh Ruaidh, mic Briain, mic Taidhcc, mic Toirrdhealbhaigh, mic Briain Catha an Aonaigh
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