by Mari Elspeth nic Bryan (Kathleen M. O'Brien)
© 2000-2007 by Kathleen M. O'Brien. All rights reserved.
Version 2.6, updated 23 June 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:
|Oghamic Irish (pre-700) nominative form:||Vergosus|
|Oghamic Irish (pre-700) genitive form:||Vergoso|
|Old Irish Gaelic (c700-c900) nominative form:||Fergus|
|Old Irish Gaelic (c700-c900) genitive form:||Fergusa|
|Middle Irish Gaelic (c900-c1200) nominative form:||Fergus|
|Middle Irish Gaelic (c900-c1200) genitive form:||Fergusa|
|Early Modern Irish Gaelic (c1200-c1700) nominative form:||Fearghus|
|Early Modern Irish Gaelic (c1200-c1700) genitive form:||Fearghusa|
|Number of men found in the annals with this name:||33|
|Found in Years:||503, 537, 543, 544, 547, 559, 560, 561, 565, 566, 570, 579, 584, 585, 618, 634, 654, 671, 668, 692, 732, 736, 738, 741, 744, 745, 750, 754, 756, 757, 776, 780, 817, 835, 843, 866, 894, 926, 1402, 1420, 1423, 1490, 1505, 1599|
Further information about the name Fergus / Fearghus [Ogham: Vergosus] 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. 503) T T503.3 Feargus Mor mac Earca cum gente Dal Riada partem Britaniae tenuit [Note: name is in genitive case due to sentence structure.] (d. ?) U U543.2 Forggus & Domnall, duo filii Mc. Erce A M537.3 ria b-Fergus & ria n-Domhnall, da mac Muirchertaigh, mic Earcca U U547.1 Domnall & Forgus duo filii Muirchertaig mc. Earca A M544.3 ria b-Fherghus & ria n-Domhnall dá mac Muirchertaich mic Earcca A M544.3 ria b-Fherghus & ria n-Domhnall dá mac Muirchertaich mic Earcca U U561.1 Forggus & Domnall, da mc. Mc Ercae, .i. da mc. Muirchertaigh mc. Muireadaigh mc. Eoghain mc. Neill A M559.1 dá mac Muirchertaich, mic Muireadhaigh, i righe n-Ereann .i. Domhnall & Feargus A M559.2 ria n-Domhnall & ria b-Fergus U U563.1 Forggus U U565.1 duo filii Mc. Erce, Forgus & Domnall A M560.1 do Domhnall & d'Feargus U U566.1 Forgus & Domnall A M561.1 do Domhnall & d'Feargus, da mac Muirchertaigh, mic Muireadhoigh mic Eoghain, mic Nell (d. 570) T T570.0 Fergusa maic Nelline [Note: name is in genitive case due to sentence structure.] (d. 584) T T579.2 Feargus Scandal T T585.4 Feargus Scandal rí Muman (d. 584) T T584.5 R Fergusa espuic Droma Lethglaisi [Note: name is in genitive case due to sentence structure.] (d. 618) T T618.7 Fergusa maic Colmain Moir, ríg Midi [Note: name is in genitive case due to sentence structure.] [Vergosus] (d. ?) I I634.2 Ronain m. Fergussa (d. 654) T T654.2 Fergusa maic Domnaill [Note: name is in genitive case due to sentence structure.] (d. 654) T T654.2 Fergusa maic Ragallaig [Note: name is in genitive case due to sentence structure.] (d. 671) U U671.2 Fergus m. Crunnmail (d. 688) U U668.4 Ferghus m. Muccedo T T668.2 Fergus mac Muicedha CS CS668 Fergus mac Muccedo (d. 692) U U692.3 Ferghus m. Aedain, rex in Choicid (d. 732) U U732.14 Fergus m. Conaill Oircnich T T732.10 Fergus mac Conaill Oirgnigh (d. 738) T T738.5 Fergusa maic Cremthain [Note: name is in genitive case due to sentence structure.] (d. ?) U U741.10 h-Oengus m. Forggusso (d. 744) U U744.10 Fergussa m. Colmain Cutlaigh sapientis T T744.10 Fergusa, maic Colmain Cutlaigh, sapíentis [Note: name is in genitive case due to sentence structure.] (d. ?) U U736.2 Talorggan m. Fergusso filium Ainfceallaich U U750.4 Talorggan mc. Forggussa, fraterOengussa (d. ?) U U750.9 Con Dinaisc nepotis Forgguso A M745.12 Cu Dionaisc ua Ferghusa (d. 751) T T751.4 Fergus mac Fogartaigh, rí Desceirt Breagh (d. ?) T T754.10 Fergus Rod mac Cellaig, rí Connacht (d. 756-757) U U744.9 Forggus m. Ceallaigh U U756.2 Forgus m. Ceallaigh ri Connacht U U757.7 Ferghus m. Conghaile T T756.2 Feargus mac Cellaig, rí Connacht I I756.1 Fergus mc. Conaill l^ Cellaich, rí Connacht (d. 776) A M776.17 Ferghus, mac Eachdach, tighearna Dal Riada (d. 780) U U780.9 Fergus Maigi Dumai (d. 817) U U817.12 R Fergus Ratha Luraigh, abbas Finnglaissi (d. 835) U U835.8 Ferghus m. Bodhbcadha, rex Cairge Brachaidhe (d. 843) U U843.6 Ferghus m. Fothaigh, rex Connacht (d. 866) A M866.7 Ferghus Ruis Ailithir, scribhnidh & angcoire (d. 894) U U894.3 Fergus m. Mael Mithil, equonimus Cluana M. Nois (d. 926) U U926.4 Fergus m. Duiligen, ri Luirg (d. ?) MCB3 MCB1402.23 Fearghus mac Tomais h. Fearghail (d. 1420) U3 U1420.6 Fergus (no, Gilla Fergusa) h-Ua Congalaigh ["Fergus (or Gilla-Fergusa) Ua Conghalaigh"] (d. 1423) Co 1423.5 Fergus mac Uathne h. Fergail (d. ?) D M1490.26 Feargus mac Cathail mic Tomais (d. 1505) U3 U1505.14 Fergus Mor Mac Caba E M1505.9 Fergus Mor Mac Caba [Fearghus mac Briain mhic Bhriain mhic Rudhraighe mhic Chathail Uí Fhearghail] (d. 1599) F M1599.3 Fergus, mac Briain, mic Briain, mic Rudhraighe, mic Cathail Uí Fhergail
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