Mongol Names in 13th Century Latin

by Mari ingen Briain meic Donnchada (Kathleen M. O'Brien)

© 1999-2011 by Kathleen M. O'Brien. All rights reserved.
Version 1.4, updated 18 August 2011

The Family of Cingis Can per the Tartar Relation

Modern scholarship shows that some of the relationships noted in the Tartar Relation are in error. In most cases, these errors are noted in footnotes in Skelton, Marsden, & Painter. As I locate such notes, I'm adding them as footnotes to the family chart below.

For each individual in the list below, the forms found in the Tartar Relation are listed in bold, while the modern forms follow in parenthesis. Notes are to the right.

Cingis Can
"sons" generation
"grandsons" generation
Cingis (modern: Chingis)
 Tossuc (modern: Jochi)
 Bati (modern: Batu)
Ordu (modern: Ordu)
Syban (modern: Siban)
Chauth (modern: Tangut)
Occoday (modern: Ogedei)
 Cuiuc (modern: Kuyuk)
Coten (modern: Koten)
Cyrenen, Syrenen (modern: Siremun) *
Schahaday (modern: Chaghatai)
 Cadan (modern: Kadan)
Buri (modern: Buri)
[a fourth son - TR doesn't name him] (modern: Tolui)
 Mengu (modern: Mongke)[his mother was Serectam (modern: Sorghoktani)]
Bechac, Bugiec (modern: Bujek)

* Footnote 5 on p. 76 says: "[...] Siremun, i.e. Solomon, was in fact Ogedei's grandson, being the son of his son Kochu. [...]"


Skelton, R. A. Thomas E. Marston, and George D. Painter, ed., The Vinland Map and the Tartar Relation, new edition (New Haven: Yale University Press, 1995).

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