by Mari Elspeth nic Bryan (Kathleen M. O'Brien)
© 2000-2010 by Kathleen M. O'Brien. All rights reserved.
Version 2.0, updated 21 November 2010
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:||Éicnechán|
|Middle Irish Gaelic (c900-c1200) genitive form:||Éicnecháin|
|Early Modern Irish Gaelic (c1200-c1700) nominative form:||Éigneachán|
|Early Modern Irish Gaelic (c1200-c1700) genitive form:||Éigneacháin|
|Number of men found in the annals with this name:||16|
|Found in Years:||901, 906, 956, 962, 964, 1016, 1017, 1036, 1071, 1200, 1201, 1206, 1207, 1208, 1234, 1241, 1433, 1434, 1437, 1464, 1469, 1480, 1485, 1497, 1498, 1521, 1527, 1535, 1536, 1540, 1543, 1545, 1564, 1570, 1582, 1600, 1603|
Further information about the name Éicnechán / Éigneachán 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. 901-906) U U906.2 Eicnechan m. Dalaig, rex Generis Conaill CS CS906 Eignecan mac Dalaigh ri Cinel Conaill A M901.6 Eigneachan, mac Dálaigh, mic Muircheartaigh, tighearna Ceneoil Conaill A M901.6 Eccneach A M901.6 Eccneach A M901.6 Eccneach Sil Conaill (d. ?) U U956.4 Muiredhach m. Eicnechain (d. ?) U U964.2 Mael Ruanaidh m. Flaind m. Eicnechain B M962.8 Maol Ruanaidh, mac Floinn, mic Eccneacháin (d. ?) U U1017.10 Conn m. Concobair m. Eicnechain B M1016.9 Cond, mac Concobhair, mic Eigneacháin (d. ?) U U1036.2 Cu Chiche m. Eignechan, ri Ceniuil Ennai B M1036.10 Cú Ciche, mac Eccnecháin, tigherna Ceneoil Enda (d. ?) B M1071.11 Finnachta mac Eiccnecháin h-Ui Cuind (d. 1207-1208) U2 U1201.6 Eicnechan h-Ua Domnaill C M1200.5 Eccneachán Ua Domhnaill tigherna Cenél Conaill U2 U1208.1 h-Eignechan h-Ua n-Domnaill LC LC1207.4 h-Eicneachán .H. n-Domhnaill C M1206.7 h-Eccnechán Ua n-Domhnaill MCB1 MCB1207.2 Eigneachan O Domnaill, ri Cineil Conaill C M1207.1 h-Eiccnechan Ua n-Domnaill C M1234.3 Eiccneacháin [Note: name is in genitive case due to sentence structure.] LC LC1241.4 Domhnall mór .H. Domnaill, .i. mac Egnecháin h-I Domnaill, ri thíre Conaill (d. 1433-1434) U U1433.5 Eigneacan h-Ua Domnaill U U1433.5 Eignechan Co 1434.6 Ecnichan h. Domnaill adbar rig Tiri Conaill LC2 LC1433.2 Eignechan O Domnaill LC2 LC1433.2 Eigneachan D M1433.4 Eccneachán Ua Domhnaill D M1433.4 éccnechan (d. 1497) MCB1 MCB1437.11 Eigneacan mac Neachtain mic Toirrdealbhaigh mic Neill Gairb U3 U1464.6 h-Eignechan, mac Nechtain h-Ui Domnaill LC2 LC1464.1 h-Eignechan .H. n-Domhnuill D M1469.19 h-Eccneachan mac Neachtain Uí Domnaill U3 U1480.9 d'Eigneachan h-Ua Domnaill Co 1480.2 hEignecan mac Nechtoin hI Domnaill LC2 LC1480.1 h-Eccnechán mac Neachtain Ui Domnaill U3 U1485.9 clann Nechtain h-Ui Domnaill, .i. Eignechan & a braithre ["the sons of Nechtain Ua Domnaill, namely, Eignechan and his brothers"] D M1485.10 Clann Neactain Uí Domnaill (Eigneacan co n-a braithribh) U3 U1497.5 Eignechan, mac Neachtain, mic Toirrdhelbaigh an Fhina h-Ui Domnaill Co 1497.2 Eignecan mac Nechtoin hI Domnaill rídhamhna Cheneoil Conoill LC2 LC1497.1 Eignechán mac Nechtain h-I Dhomnaill, ridhamhna Cineoil Conaill U3 U1498.16 mac Eignechain h-Ui Domnaill F M1600.71 Rudhraighe mac Eiccnecháin, mic Eiccnechain, mic Nechtain, mic Toirrdhealbhaigh an Fhiona Uí Domhnaill F M1603.9 Niall Garbh mac Rudhraighe, mic Eiccnecháin, mic Eiccnecháin, mic Neachtain mic Toirrdhealbhaigh an Fhíona Uí Dhomhnaill (d. ?) Co 1521.4 Rúghraide mac Éignecain I Domnaill LC2 LC1521.3 Rugraidhe mac Eignecháin h-I Domnaill E M1521.6 Rudhraighe mac Éiccneacháin Í Domhnaill U3 U1527.8 Toirrdelbach, mac Ecnecháin Ui Domnaill Co 1527.9 Toirrdelbach mac Egnecain h. Domnaill LC2 LC1527.8 Toirrdhelbach mac Eignecháin I Dhomnaill E M1527.3 Toirrdhealbhach mac Eiccneacháin I Domhnaill (d. 1535) U3 U1535.8 Eigneachan, mac Domnaill Ui Domnaill Co 1535.4 Eignecan mac Domnaill h. Domnaill LC2 LC1535.5 Eignechán mac Domnaill h-I Domnaill E M1535.2 Eiccneachan mac Domhnaill I Domhnaill (d. 1536) Co 1536.31 Egnecan mac Maoilsechlainn meic Donnchada h. Chellaig LC2 LC1536.28 Eigneachan mac Maoileachluinn mic Donnchadha I Cheallaigh E M1536.17 Eiccneachán mac Maoileachlainn mic Donnchaidh (d. 1545) U3 U1540.9 Ui Domnaill, .i. Donnchadh Cairbrech & Eignechan & Seaan Luirg ["The sons of Ua Domnaill—namely, Donchadh the Carbrian and Eignechan—and John of Magh- Luirg"] LC2 LC1540.10 Eignechan mac I Domnaill LC2 LC1540.10 Eignechan Co 1540.11 Eignecain meic h. Domhnaill Co 1540.11 Eignecan E M1540.8 Eiccneachan Co 1543.7 O Domnaill .i. Maghnus [unrelated] a braithre fein .i. Eignecan & Donnchad ["O Domnaill, that is Magnus [unrelated] his own brothers, Eicnechan and Donnchad [Cairbrech]"] E M1545.3 Eiccneachan Ó Domhnaill (d. 1570) E m1564.2 Eiccnechan & Conn dá mhac Aodha Buidhe mic Aodha Duibh E M1570.2 Eiccneachan mac Aodha Buidhe Uí Dhomhnaill (d. 1582) LC2 LC1582.2 Clann an Gilla Dhuibh Mic Goisdealbh, .i. an Gilla Dubh Óg ocus Egnechán ["The sons of the Gilla-dubh Mac Goisdelbh, viz., the Gilla-dubh Og, and Egnechán"] (d. ?) F M1600.71 Rudhraighe mac Eiccnecháin, mic Eiccnechain, mic Nechtain, mic Toirrdhealbhaigh an Fhiona Uí Domhnaill F M1603.9 Niall Garbh mac Rudhraighe, mic Eiccnecháin, mic Eiccnecháin, mic Neachtain mic Toirrdhealbhaigh an Fhíona Uí Dhomhnaill
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