Index of Names in Irish Annals: Feradach / Fearadhach

by Mari Elspeth nic Bryan (Kathleen M. O'Brien)

© 2000-2007 by Kathleen M. O'Brien. All rights reserved.
Version 2.3, updated 21 February 2007

Masculine Given Names: Feradach / Fearadhach


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:

Frequency & Dates:

Number of men found in the annals with this name: 24
Found in Years: 582, 583, 584, 685, 687, 689, 690, 695, 697, 704, 712, 736, 794, 799, 808, 809, 813, 877, 880, 916, 1384, 1407, 1419, 1423, 1426, 1439, 1468, 1473, 1487, 1500, 1523, 1536, 1542

Research Notes:


Further information about the name Feradach / Fearadhach, may be found in:

The Sources page lists the Annals referenced below. Information about secondary sources is included on that page as well.

Raw Data

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.

ANindicates a member of an Anglo-Norman family
ASindicates an Anglo-Saxon
Nindicates a Norseman
Pindicates a Pict
Rindicates a person holding a religious office
Sindicates 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 , e, in the entries below) sometimes represents e and sometimes ea depending upon the context of the text.

[Standardized form of this man's name]
AnnalsEntryContextCitation (formatting preserved)
(d. 582-584)
UU583.1Feradhaigh m. Duach regis Osraighi [Note: name is in genitive case due to sentence structure.]
TT584.2Fearadhaigh maic Duach ríg Osraighi [Note: name is in genitive case due to sentence structure.]
AM582.2Feradhach, mac Duaich, tigherna Osraighe
(d. 685-687)
UU687.1Feradaigh m. Congaile [Note: name is in genitive case due to sentence structure.]
TT687.1Feradhaig maic Congaile [Note: name is in genitive case due to sentence structure.]
AM685.6Feradach, mac Congaile
(d. 689)
UU689.6Feradaigh m. Tuathalain [Note: name is in genitive case due to sentence structure.]
(d. 687-690)
UU690.3Feradhaigh Meith m. Nechtleicc [Note: name is in genitive case due to sentence structure.]
TT690.3Feradhaigh Meith maic Nectlecc [Note: name is in genitive case due to sentence structure.]
AM687.8Feradhach Méith, mac Nechtlicc
(d. 695-697)
UU697.6Feradhach m. Maele Doit
TT697.4Feradhaig mac Maile Doiter [Note: name is in genitive case due to sentence structure.]
AM695.5Feradhach, mac Maile Doith
(d. 704)
UU704.5Feradach m. Maele Duin, rex Gentis Loegaire
TT712.4Da mac Feradhaig maic Maile Duin [Note: "Da mac" means "two sons"]
(d. ?)
UU736.1duos filios Selbaich [unrelated], .i. Donngal & Feradach ["two sons of Selbach, i.e. Donngal and Feradach"]
TT736.1duos filios Selbaich [unrelated] .i. Dondgal & Feradhach
(d. 794-799)
UU799.6RFeradhach m. Segeni, abbas Rechrainne
AM794.2RFeradhach, mac Seigheni, abb Reachrainne
(d. 808-813)
UU813.2RFeradhach m. Scannail, scriba & sacerdos, abbas Achaidh Boo
AM808.4RFeradhach, mac Scandail, scribhneoir & abb Achaidh Bo Cainnigh
(d. 809)
AM809.7RFeradhach, abb Saighre
(d. 877-880)
UU880.1RFeradhach m. Cormaicc, abbas Iae
AM877.2RFeradhach, mac Corbmaic, abb Iae
(d. 916)
BM916.3RFeradhach, abb Insi Bó Finne
(d. 1384)
Co1384.16Feradach h. Cellaig
LC2LC1384.16Feradhach .H. Cellaigh
(d. 1419)
Co1407.16Feradach h. Cellaig
LC2LC1407.14Feradach .H. Cellaigh
MCB3MCB1407.3Fearadhach mac mic Dhomhnaill h. Ceallaidh
Co1419.7Feradach mac Taidc meic Domnaill h. Cellaig
DM1419.18Feradhach mac Taidg mic Domhnaill Uí Cheallaigh
(d. ?)
Co1423.5Feradach mac Muris h. Fergail
(d. 1426)
DM1426.16Feradhach mac Briain Uí Ceallaigh
(d. 1439)
U3U1439.11Feradhach, mac Duind, mic Con Connacht Meg Uidhir
LC2LC1439.4Feradach, mac Duinn mic Con Connacht Meg Uidir
D1439.6Feradhach mac Duinn mic Con Condacht Meg Uidir
(d. 1468)
Co1468.40Feradach mac Lochlainn Oic h. Anlige
(d. 1473)
Co1473.49Feradach mac Fergail h. Raigillig
(d. 1487)
U3U1487.7Fearadhach, mac Emuind Oig, mic Emuind Mheg Uidhir
(d. 1487)
U3U1487.16Feradhach, mac Sean Toirrdelbaigh Meg Uidhir
DM1487.33Feradhach mac Seain mic Toirrdhealbhaigh Még Uidhir
(d. 1500)
U3U1500.5Feradhach, mac Duinn Oig, mic Duinn Moir Meg Uidhir
DM1500.11Feradhach mac Duinn óicc mic Duinn Mhóir Meg Uidhir
(d. 1523)
EM1523.19Feradhach Buidhe Ó Madaccáin tánaisi Síl n-Anamcadha
(d. 1536)
U3U1536.6Mag Fhlannchaidh, .i. Fearadach
Co1536.29Mag Flannchaid .i. Feradhach mac Uilliam meic Taidc, taoísec Dartraighe
EM1536.6Mag Flannchaidh taoíseach Dartraighe .i. Feradhach mac Uilliam
EM1542.26Maire inghen Meg Samhradháin, ben Még Flannchaidh (Feradhach)

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