Index of Names in Irish Annals: Séafraid, Séafraidh

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

© 2000-2008 by Kathleen M. O'Brien. All rights reserved.
Version 2.6, updated 04 April 2008

Masculine Given Names: Séafraid, Séafraidh


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: 21
Found in Years: 1206, 1207, 1216, 1220, 1227, 1228, 1234, 1248, 1253, 1254, 1269, 1271, 1282, 1295, 1299, 1306, 1310, 1314, 1315, 1317, 1318, 1322, 1337, 1340, 1347, 1351, 1353, 1354, 1356, 1357, 1360, 1367, 1370, 1372, 1375, 1377, 1383, 1384, 1392, 1393, 1401, 1414, 1416, 1427, 1431, 1449, 1455, 1458, 1465, 1473, 1474, 1476, 1489

Research Notes:


Further information about the name Séafraid, Séafraidh, 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.

AnnalsEntryContextCitation (formatting preserved)
(d. 1206)
MCB1MCB1206.1ANSethfraigh Gogan ["Geoffrey de Cogan"]
(d. ?)
CM1207.7ANSeffraigh Mares
CM1216.7ANSeafraigh Mares
MCB1MCB1220.1ANSefraigh Maires
MCB1MCB1228.1ANShefraigh Mares
Co1227.3ANhUilliam Mares mac Sefraid
LCLC1227.2ANh-Uilliam Mairéis, mac Sefraidh
CM1227.5ANh-Uilliam Mares mac Seafraidh .i. iustis Erenn
Co1227.9ANSefraid Mares
CLC1227.7ANSefruidh Maireis
Co1227.15ANSefraid Mares
CM1227.8ANSeafraidh Mares
CM1227.13ANSefraidh Marés
Co1228.2ANSefraid Mares
CM1228.1ANSeffraidh Máres
Co1234.3ANSefraid Mareis
(d. 1234)
CM1234.6ANSefraigh Marascal
(d. 1248)
MCB1MCB1248.1ANSefraigh mac Seoain Moir Gogan
(d. 1253-1254)
II1253.2Sephrid h-Ua Donchadha
MCB1MCB1254.1Sefraigh an Tighi O Donnchadha
(d. 1269)
Co1269.7Sefraid mac Domnaill Clannaig Meic Gilla Patraicc ri Slebi Bladma
CM1269.5Seaffraigh mac Domhnaill Clannaigh Meic Giolla Patraicc tighearna Slebhe Bladhma
(d. 1318)
Co1271.8Sefraig h. Fergail
CM1271.7Seaffraidh Ua bh-Fearghail
Co1282.8Sefraid mac Gilla na Naem
CM1282.5Seafraidh mac Giollu na Naemh Ui Fhergail
Co1295.7Sefraid h. Fergail
CM1295.6Seaffraidh O b-Ferghail
Co1299.4Sefraid h. Fergail
U2U1306.5Seffraigh O Ferghail
Co1310.17Sefraid h. Fergail
CM1310.5Sefraidh Ó b-Ferghail
MCB2MCB1310.10Seafraigh O Feargail
U2U1315.6Seffraigh h-Ua Fergail, taisech na h-Anghaile
Co1318.10Sefraid h. Fergail .i. mac Gilla na Naem h. Fergail toisech Muintiri hAngaile
CM1318.6Seaffraidh mac Giolla na Naomh Uí Fherghail tigherna na h-Anghaile
LCLC1318.9Sefraidh Ua Fergail .i. mac Giolla na naem .H. Fergail toisech muintire h-Angaile
Co1322.13Gilla na Naem mac Sefraid meic Gilla na Naem
LCLC1322.14Gilla na naemh, mac Sefraidh, mic Gilla na naemh
CM1322.10Giolla na Naomh mac Sefraidh mic Giolla na Naomh Uí Fherghail
Co1347.2Gilla na Naem mac Sefraig meic Gilla na Naem h. Fergail taisech na hAngaili
LCLC1347.1Gilla na naemh, mac Sefraidh, mic Gilla na naemh .H. Fergail, taisech na h-Angaili
CM1347.2Giolla na Naomh mac Seaffraidh mic Ghiolla na Naomh Uí Fherghail tighearna na h-Angaile
DM1383.23Cathal mac Sefraidh Uí Fherghail
(d. 1351-1354)
U2U1314.9Seffraigh Mhag Raghnaill
Co1317.10Sefraid Mag Ragnaill
LCLC1317.9Sefraid Mag Raghnaill
U2U1337.11Eogan mac Sefraigh Meg Raghnaill
Co1340.12Eogan mac Sefraid Meg Ragnaill
LCLC1340.10Eogan mac Sefraidh Meg Raghnaill
CM1340.11Eoghan mac Seffraidh Mecc Raghnaill
U2U1351.10Seffraigh Mag Raghnaill
Co1354.6Seffraid Mag Ragnaill
CM1354.5Seffraidh Mhág Raghnaill
Co1353.3chloind tSefraid Meg Ragnaill
CM1353.5cloinn t-Seffraidh Mheg Raghnaill
LC2LC1353.2chloind t-Seafraidh Meg Raghnaill
U2U1357.8Ferghal, mac Sefraigh Meg Raghnaill
Co1360.12Fergal mac Sefraid Meg Ragnaill
CM1356.1Ferghal mac Seffraidh Még Raghnaill Priomhaidh Arda Macha
U2U1357.3Amlaim mac Sefraigh Meg Raghnaill
Co1360.7Amlaib mac Sefraid Meg Ragnaill
CM1360.2Amhlaoibh mac Seaffraidh Mhég Raghnaill
LC2LC1360.6Amhlaibh mac Sefraid Meg Raghnaill
CM1360.10Ferghal mac Seaffraidh Mheg Raghnaill
LC2LC1360.11Ferghal mac Sefraidh meg Raghnaill
(d. 1351-1354)
U2U1351.11Seffraigh h-Ua Raighillaigh
CM1354.5Seffraidh Ua Raghallaigh
Co1393.7Seaan mac Sefraid h. Raigillig espoc na Brefne
DM1393.1Seaan mac Seaffraidh Uí Raighilligh espucc na Breifne
LC2LC1393.6Seaan mac Sefraidh Ui Raighillidh, easpocc na Breifne
(d. ?)
Co1367.11Maelsechlainn mac Sefraid Meic Gilla Patric
CM1367.6Maoil Seachlainn mac Seaffraidh Meic Giolla Patraicc
LC2LC1367.9Maeleachlainn mac Sefraidh mic Gilla Padruic
(d. 1370-1375)
U2U1370.3Seffraigh mac Gilla na Naem Ui Ferghail, teannadhbur taisig na h-Anghaile
Co1375.16Sefraid mac Gilla na Naem h. Fergail tendadbar taisig na hAngaili
DM1375.10Seaffraidh mac Giolla na Naomh Uí Fherghoil
LC2LC1375.15Sefraidh mac Gilla na Naemh .H. Ferghail
(d. 1372-1377)
U2U1372.2Seffraigh h-Ua Flannagan, taisech Clainni Cathail
Co1377.3Sefraid h. Flannacan taisech Clainni Cathail
DM1377.3Seaffraidh Ó Flannaccáin taoiseach Cloinne Cathail
LC2LC1377.2Sefraidh .H. Flannacan, taisech Cloinne Cathail
Co1392.12Etain ingen Sefraid h. Flannacan uxur Uilliam Meic Branan
LC2LC1392.11Etain inghean Sefraidh .H. Flannacan, uxor Uilliam mic Branan
Co1416.31Sefraid mac Sefraid meic Diarmata h. Flannacan
Co1414.7Conchabar mac Sefraid h. Flannacan
DM1449.9Diarmatta mic Sefraidh Ui Fhlannagáin
DM1449.9Aodh mac Lochlainn mic Seaffraidh tighearna Cloinne Cathail mic Muireadhaigh Muillethain
(d. 1384)
Co1384.10Sefraid h. Fergail
LC2LC1384.10Sefraidh .H. Fergail
Co1413.16Fergal Grumach mac Sefraid Meg Ragnaill
(d. 1416)
Co1416.31Sefraid mac Sefraid meic Diarmata h. Flannacan
(d. 1431)
Co1401.9Sefraid mac Mailechlainn Meg Ragnaill
DM1401.3Seafraidh mac Maoileachloinn Még Raghnaill
LC2LC1401.8Sefraidh mac Maileachlaind meg Raghnaill
DM1427.12Aine inghen Uí Bhirn bean Meg Raghnaill (.i. Sefraidh)
DM1431.8Mag Raghnaill, .i. Sefraidh
Co1473.4Ragnall mac Sefraid Meg Ragnaill adbur toisig Conmaicne
(d. 1455)
Co1455.2Sefraid mac Murchada Oic meic Murchada Moir meic Cathail tigernae Clainni Aeda an tSlebi
DM1455.13Seffraidh mac Murchaidh Oicc mic Murchadha Móir, mec Catail ticcerna Cloinne Aodha an t-Slebhe
(d. 1458)
DM1458.8Sefraidh mac Emaind mic Tomáis Ui Fearghail
(d. 1465)
Co1465.6Sefraid mac Uilliam h. Fergail
(d. ?)
Co1474.18Diarmait mac Conchobair meic Sefraid dux Clainni Cathail
DM1474.19Diarmaid mac Concobhair mic Seaffraidh toiseach Cloinne Cathail
(d. 1476)
Co1476.14RSefraid mac meic Shiacusa prioir Manestrech Derg
DM1476.2RSeaffraidh mac Siacusa príoír Mainistreach Deircc
(d. 1489)
Co1489.6Sépfraid Mac Gilla Patraic rí Osraighe
LC2LC1489.5Sethraigh mac Gilla Patraic, rí Osraidhe

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