Index of Names in Irish Annals: Ádam / Ádhamh

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

© 2000-2008 by Kathleen M. O'Brien. All rights reserved.
Version 2.5, updated 22 September 2008

Masculine Given Names: Ádam / Ádhamh


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: 17
Found in Years: 1186, 1232, 1247, 1249, 1278, 1279, 1281, 1282, 1283, 1285, 1294, 1296, 1299, 1300, 1302, 1315, 1318, 1320, 1337, 1340, 1362, 1373, 1388, 1407, 1416, 1446, 1521, 1536

Research Notes:


Further information about the name Ádam, Ádhamh 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. ?)
CM1186.1Maol Callann mac Adaim Mic Cleircein epscop Cluana Fearta Brenainn
(d. 1249)
Co1249.4ANAddam Minatur
MCB2MCB1249.4ANAdamh Minadur ["Adam Minniter"]
(d. 1278-1281)
U2U1278.3ANAdam Pleimenn ["Adam Fleming"]
Co1281.4ANAdam Plemend
CM1281.4ANAdam Plemend
(d. 1283-1287)
U2U1279.1ANh-Adam Cimsóg ["Adam Cusack"]
Co1282.3ANhAdam Cimsocc
CM1282.2ANh-Adam Ciomhsócc
U2U1282.2ANAdamh Cimsog
U2U1283.6ANAdam Cimsóg
Co1285.3ANAddam Cimsocc
CM1285.5ANAdam Ciomhsócc
CM1285.5ANCoilin Ciomhsócc derbrathair Adaim
LCLC1282.2ANh-Adam Ciomsóg
AH1281ANAdam Cusacke Junior
CM1287.5ANAdam Ciomhsócc
(d. 1296-1300)
Co1232.5ANhAddam Stonsdun
LCLC1232.4ANh-Adam Sdondún
CM1232.9ANh-Adam Sdondún
Co1247.8ANclann Addam
U2U1296.3ANAdam Sdondun, barun mor aile ["Adam Stanton, another great baron,"]
Co1300.10ANAddam Stondun tigerna Cera
LCLC1300.9ANAdam Sdóndún, tigerna Cora
CM1300.6ANAdam Stondun barun mór ele
(d. 1299-1302)
U2U1299.4ANAdam Sandal ["Adam Sandal"]
Co1303.6ANAddam Cendal
CM1303.2ANAdam Sandál
(d. 1315-1318)
U2U1315.1ANAdam Maireis ["Adam de Marisco"]
Co1318.2ANAddam Mares
LCLC1318.1ANAddam Mares
CM1318.1ANAdam Mares
(d. ?)
II1320.4da braithrib fein, .i. d'Adam ["by his own kinsmen, viz. by Adam" - this phrase indicates that he's a kinsman of O Donnagain Mor, .i. Maghiu]
(d. 1337-1340)
U2U1337.12Adhamh Mag Theichedhan
Co1340.13Addam Mag Tethedan
LCLC1340.11Addam Mag Tethedan
(d. 1362)
U2U1362.4Adam h-Ua Fialan
(d. 1373)
U2U1373.4Adhamh h-Ua Cianan
LC2LC1373.3Adam .H. Cianan
Co1373.4Adam h. Qianan
DM1373.2Adam Ó Cianáin cananach & saoí seanchadha ["Adam O'Keenan, a canon and learned historian"]
(d. ?)
U3U1388.2Clann h-Ui Cuirnin [unrelated], .i. Sigraidh & Cairpri & Gilla Padraig, meic Adaimh ["The sons of Ua Cuirnin, namely, Sigraidh and Cairpri and Gilla-Padraig, sons of Adam Ua Cuirnin"]
(d. 1407)
LC2LC1407.10Adam mac Gilli Muire, ri .H. n-Echach
Co1407.12Adam Mac Gilli Mure ri h. nEchach
(d. 1416)
Co1416.24R, EAddam Lexid epscuip Ard Achaid .i. brathair galda drochenig ["Adam Lexid, Bishop of Ardagh, a Gall and an inhospitable friar"]
DM1416.1R, EAdam Lexid epscop Ard Achaidh, brathair Gallda ["Adam Lexid, Bishop of Ardagh, an English friar"]
(d. 1446)
U3U1446.11Adhamh, mac Matha (Moir) h-Ui Luinin
(d. 1521)
U3U1521.9Mág Carmuic, .i. Adham
(d. 1536)
U3U1536.3Adham Mac Murchaidh

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