by Mari Elspeth nic Bryan (Kathleen M. O'Brien)
© 2000-2006 by Kathleen M. O'Brien. All rights reserved.
Version 2.0, updated 24 September 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:
|Early Modern Irish Gaelic (c1200-c1700) nominative form:||Fear Gan Ainm, Fearganainm|
|Early Modern Irish Gaelic (c1200-c1700) genitive form:||Fir Gan Ainm, Firganainm|
|Number of men found in the annals with this name:||6|
|Found in Years:||1532, 1533, 1535, 1536, 1538, 1541, 1558, 1559, 1561, 1566, 1581, 1582, 1584, 1585, 1598, 1599, 1600|
Further information about the name Fear Gan Ainm, Fearganainm 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. 1538) E M1535.6 Fer Gan Ainm mac Fir Dorcha E M1538.4 Fer Gan Ainm mac Fir Dorcha Méc Cochláin tanaisi Dealbhna Ethra (d. 1541) Co 1541.6 clann Donnchada Í Ruairc .i. Domnall & Fer gan Ainm LC2 LC1541.7 clann Donnchaidh I Ruairc .i. Domnall ocus Fer can Ainm ["the sons of Donnchadh, viz., Domhnall and Fer-gan-ainm"] E M1541.8 clann Donnchaidh Uí Ruairc (Domhnall, & Fer Gan Ainm) ["the sons of Donough O'Rourke, i.e. Donnell and Ferganainm"] Co 1541.6 Fer gan Ainm mac Donnchada LC2 LC1541.7 Fer can Ainm mac Donnchaidh E M1541.8 Fer Gan Ainm mac Donnchaidh (d. 1541) U3 U1532.4 Fer gan Ainm E M1532.2 a mhac Fer Gan Ainm [noted as being the son of "O Cerbhaill (Maol Ruanaidh)"] E M1532.2 Ó Cerbhaill (amhail adubhramar) d'Fhior Gan Ainm ["His son, Ferganaimn (as we have already stated), was styled the O'Carroll"] E M1532.2 Ó Cerbhaill (Fer Gan Ainm) E M1533.11 Fhir Gan Ainm I Cearbhaill E M1533.11 Fhir Gan Ainm E M1536.21 Fhir Gan Ainm LC2 LC1541.6 O Cerbaill .i. Fer can Ainm mac Maol Ruanaid Co 1541.5 O Cerbaill .i. Fer gan Ainm mac Maoilrúanaidh E M1541.2 O Cerbhaill Fer Gan Ainm mac Maol Ruanaidh E M1558.6 Uilliam Odhar (.i. Ó Cerbhaill) mac Fir Gan Ainm mic Maol Ruanaidh mic Seain Uí Cherbhaill E M1559.4 lá h-Ua c-Cerbhaill Uillim Odhar mac Fir Gan Ainm mic Maol Ruanaidh, mic Seain E M1561.4 Uaithne, mac Fir Gan Ainm, mic Maol Ruanaidh mic Seain Uí Cherbhaill LC2 LC1581.14 O Cerbaill, .i. Uilliam Odhar mac Fhir gan Ainm mic Maol Ruanaidh mic Seain I Cerbhuill E M1581.6 O Cerbhaill .i. Ulliam Odhar mac Fir Gan Ainm mic Maol Ruanaidh, mic Seain E M1582.6 O Cerbhaill Sean an Bhealaigh mac Uilliam Uidhir, mic Fir Gan Ainm, mic Maol Ruanaidh mic Seain E M1582.6 Maol Ruanaidh, mac Taidhcc Chaoích, mic Fir Gan Ainm E M1585.8 O Cerbhaill .i. An Calbhach mac Uilliam Uidhir mic Fir Gan Ainm mic Maol Ruanaidh mic Seain F M1598.26 O Cerbhaill an Calbhach, mac Uilliam Uidhir, mic Firganainm, mic Maolruanaidh F M1599.46 Ua c-Cerbhaill .i. [unrelated] an cCalbhach, mac Uilliam Uidhir mic Fhirganainm F M1600.6 h-Ua c-Cerbhaill tighearna Éle .i. an Calbhach mac Uilliam Uidhir, mic Fir Gan Ainm F M1600.25 O Cerbhaill .i. an Calbach mac Uilliam Uidhir, mic Firganainm, mic Maolruanaidh (d. ?) LC2 LC1561.8 le Clainn Fhir Gan Ainm mic Conchobair Óig Mic Diarmada LC2 LC1582.26 Brian mac Fir gan Ainm mic Concobair Óig Mic Diarmada (d. 1566) LC2 LC1566.3 Fer Gan Ainm mac Bríain Mic Diarmada Ruaidh (d. 1584) LC2 LC1584.29 Mac Eochadu .i. Fer gan Ainm Mac Eochada, ollamh Laigen in Fer gan Ainm sin
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