by Mari Elspeth nic Bryan (Kathleen M. O'Brien)
© 2000-2008 by Kathleen M. O'Brien. All rights reserved.
Version 2.3, updated 08 March 2008
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:||Seán (Seóan)|
|Early Modern Irish Gaelic (c1200-c1700) genitive form:||Seáin (Seóain)|
|Number of men found in the annals with this name:||30|
|Found in Years:||1316, 1337, 1343, 1369, 1380, 1452, 1459, 1469, 1474, 1486, 1487, 1490, 1492, 1506, 1507, 1510, 1511, 1543, 1578, 1583, 1588, 1589, 1602|
Further information about the name Seán (Seóan), 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. ?) C M1316.2 Ferghal mac Seaain Gallda Uí Fherghail (d. 1316) C M1316.2 Seaan mac Murchaidh Uí Madadháin (d. 1337) Co 1337.5 Seoan h. Fallamain dux Clainni hUatach (d. 1343) Co 1343.16 Seoan Mag Eoaid espacc Conmaicne (d. 1369) C M1369.13 AN Seaan mac Emainn Mic Hoiberd (d. ?) D M1380.10 Choncobhar óg mac Seaain mic Concobhair mic Aedha mic Domnaill óig (d. 1452) D M1452.9 Sean Mac Donnchaidh leth-toiseach Ua n-Oilealla (d. 1459) D M1459.11 Sean Cam mac Con Uladh Mec an Bhaird (d. 1469) D M1469.1 R Sean Buidhe mac Seain Moir Meg Craith comharba Tearmoinn Dabheócc (d. 1474) D M1474.18 Sean mac Maoilechlainn Uí Feargail (d. 1486) D M1486.33 Sean Buidhe mac Eoghain mic Néill óicc Uí Néill (d. 1487) D M1487.21 Sean Mac an Airchinnigh cenn a fhine féin fear tighe aoidhedh coitcinn, & airchindeach Padraicc i n-Ail Finn ["John Mac-an-Airchinnigh, head of his own tribe, who had kept a house of general hospitality for strangers, and Erenagh of St. Patrick's at Elphin"] (d. 1487) Co 1487.7 Sean mac Concobair Meic Aodhagain (d. 1490) D M1490.16 Ua h-Uiccinn Sean mac Fergail óicc priomh-shaoí Ereann lé dán ["O'Higgin, i.e. John, the son of Farrell Oge, Chief Poet of Ireland"] (d. 1492) D M1492.21 Sean Buidhe mac Eoccain mic Rudhraighe mic Ardgail Meg Mathgamhna [Seán mac Aibhne mhic Diarmada Uí Catháin] (d. ?) D M1492.13 Gofraidh, & Sean Gallda, dá mhac Sheain (.i. Ó Catháin) mic Aibhne mic Diarmada [Seán Gallda mac Seáin mhicc Aibhne mhic Diarmada Uí Catháin] (d. 1492) D M1492.13 Gofraidh, & Sean Gallda, dá mhac Sheain (.i. Ó Catháin) mic Aibhne mic Diarmada (d. 1506) E M1506.1 R Sean Ó Fiaich oirchinneach ar trian Airidh Bhrosccaigh ["John O'Fiaich, Erenagh of the third part of Airech-Broscaigh Derrybrusk"] (d. 1507) E M1507.1 R Seon Pauint epscop na Midhe brathair presediurlesidhe (d. 1510) E M1510.2 O Raghallaigh Sean mac Cathail (d. 1511) E M1511.12 Mac Donnchaidh Tíre h-Oilella Sean (d. 1511) E M1511.11 O Dochartaigh Sean mac Domhnaill mic Conchobhair (d. 1511) E M1511.14 Sean mac Emainn mic Tomáis Óig Mheg Uidhir (d. ?) E M1543.6 mac Seain Bhallaigh mic Eoin (d. 1578) LC2 LC1578.4 Seathan mac Donnchada meg Uidir ["John, the son of Donnchadh Mag Uidhir"] (d. 1583) E M1583.6 Sean Ócc mac Seain, mic Tomais iarla (d. 1588) LC2 LC1588.30 Seathan mac Maoilre Bhan mhic Uilliam Burc, mic Ricaird Oig (d. 1589) LC2 LC1589.19 Seathan Ruad mac Lochlainn mic Phadin .i. mac I Maoil Chonre (d. ?) LC2 LC1589.51 Seaan mac Meg Uidir ["John, the son of Mag Uidhir"] LC2 LC1589.51 th-Shethan Mag Uidir ["John Mag Uidhir"] (d. 1602) F M1602.16 Mac Conmara Fionn , Sean mac Taidhcc, mic Conmeadha
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