Index of Names in Irish Annals: Áeducán / Aodhagán

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

© 2000-2008 by Kathleen M. O'Brien. All rights reserved.
Version 2.1, updated 20 May 2008

Masculine Given Names: Áeducán / Aodhagán


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: 9
Found in Years: 834, 835, 845, 847, 863, 864, 866, 867, 874, 877, 878, 893, 914, 955, 957, 1056, 1443

Research Notes:


Further information about the name Áeducán / Aodhagán 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. 834-835)
CSCS835RAedacan Lugmaigh
AM834.3RAodhagan, mac Torbaigh, abb Lucchmhaidh
AM834.3REoghan, mac Aedhagáin
CSCS847REogan mac Edacan meic Torbaig ancorita a c-Cl{u}ain Mac Nois
AM845.5REoghan .i. angcoire, mac Aedhagáin, mic Torbaigh
AM863.7RLuchairén, .i. athair Eceartaigh, mac Eoghain, mic Aedhagáin, mic Torbaigh, scribhnidh, & angcoire h-i c-Cluain Mic Nóis ["Luchairen (i.e. the father of Egertach), son of Eoghan, son of Aedhagan, son of Torbach, scribe and anchorite at Cluain Mic Nois"]
BM1056.7RMaol Findén mac Cuinn na m-Bocht, athair Chormaic, comharba Chiaráin, [unrelated], .i. Maol Finden, mac Cuinn, mic Ioseph, mic Donnchadha, mic Dunadhaigh, mic Eicceartaigh, mic Luachain, mic Eoghain, mic Aodhagain, mic Torbaigh, mic Gormain ["Maelfinnen Mac Cuinn-na-mBocht, the father of Cormac, successor of Ciaran," [unrelated]", i.e. Maelfinnen, son of Conn, son of Joseph, son of Donnchadh, son of Dunadhach, son of Egertach, son of Luachan, son of Eoghan, son of Aedhagan, son of Torbach, son of Gorman"]
(d. ?)
UU866.3Móracain m. Aedhacain
AM864.6Muiregen, mac Aedhagáin
(d. 867)
FAFA 364 [year 867]Aedacan mc. Fionnachta, ollamh Leithe Cuinn
(d. 878)
AM878.5Aodhacán an Oilein ["Aedhagan of the Island"]
(d. 878)
AM878.18Aodhagán, mac Delbhaoith
(d. 893)
UU877.2Donnchad m. Aedhaccain m. Concobuir
AM874.11Donnchadh, mac Aedhaccáin, mic Conchobhair
AM893.8Aedhaccán, mac Conchobhair, tighearna Teathbha
(d. ?)
UU914.7Mael m-Brighti m. n-Aedhacain
(d. ?)
CSCS957Flann mac Aodagain comarba Glinne da Loca
BM955.2Flann, mac Aedhaccain, abb Glinne Dá Locha
(d. ?)
DM1443.12Aodh mac Aodhagáin mac Feargail mic Baothghalaigh

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