Index of Names in Irish Annals: Aibhne

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

© 2000-2008 by Kathleen M. O'Brien. All rights reserved.
Version 2.0, updated 07 October 2008

Masculine Given Names: Aibhne


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: 4
Found in Years: 1432, 1442, 1485, 1487, 1489, 1490, 1491, 1492, 1495, 1498, 1501, 1506, 1521, 1522, 1577, 1585, 1592

Research Notes:


Further information about the name Aibhne 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.

[Standardized form of this man's name]
AnnalsEntryContextCitation (formatting preserved)
[Aibhne mac Diarmada Uí Chatháin] (d. ?)
U3U1432.1Domnall h-Ua Cathain & Aibne h-Ua Cathain, .i. da mac Diarmata h-Ui Chathain
DM1432.2da mac Diarmada Ui Cathain .i. Domhnall & Aibhne
DM1442.14Aibne Ua c- Catháin
U3U1486.2Tomas, mac Aibhne h-Ui Cathain
U3U1487.9h-Ua Cathain, .i. [unrelated] Seaan, mac Aibhne h-Ui Cathain
U3U1489.21Goffraigh, mac Seaain, mic Aibhne, mic Diarmada h-Ui Cathain
U3U1489.30h-Ua Cathain (.i. Seaan, mac Aibhne, mic Diarmada)
U3U1490.14h-Ua Cathain, .i. Seaan, mac Aibhne, mic Diarmata h-Ui Cathain
Co1490.6O Cathain [unrelated] .i. Sean mac Diarmata meic Áibhne
LC2LC1490.5O Catháin, .i. Sean mac Diarmadai mic Aibne
DM1490.7Ua Cathain Sean mac Aibhne mic Diarmata
U3U1491.3h-Ua Cathain, .i. Seaan, mac Aibhne, mic Diarmata h-Ui Cathain
DM1491.2O Cathain, .i. Sean mac Aibhne mic Diarmatta
DM1492.13Aibhne mac Aibhne Uí Catháin
U3U1492.23da mac h-Ui Cathain, .i. da mac Sheaain, mic Aibhne, mic Diarmada h-Ui Cathain
DM1492.13Gofraidh, & Sean Gallda, dá mhac Sheain (.i. Ó Catháin) mic Aibhne mic Diarmada
U3U1495.19h-Ua Cathain, .i. [unrelated] Sheaan, mac Aibne, mic Diarmata h-Ui Cathain
U3U1498.20O Cathain, [unrelated], .i. Seaan, mac Aibne h-Ui Cathain
Co1498.3H. Catháin .i. Sean mac Aibhne
LC2LC1498.2H. Cathain, .i. Sean mac Aibhne
DM1498.82O Catháin Sean mac Aibhne
U3U1506.9O Cathain, .i. [unrelated] Tomas, mac Aibne h-Ui Cathain
EM1506.7h-Ua c-Cathain .i. Tomas mac Aibhne
EM1506.13O Cathain Tomás mac Aibhne, & clann t-Seain mic Aibhne Donnchadh & Domhnall Clereach ["O'Kane, i.e. Thomas, the son of Aibhne, and the sons of John, son of Aibhne, namely, Donough and Donnell Cleireach"]
U3U1521.5O Cathain [unrelated], .i. Tomas, mac Aibhne Uí Cathain
Co1521.6Ó Cathan .i. Tomas mac Aibhne
LC2LC1521.5O Cathán .i. Tomáss mac Aibhne
EM1521.3O Catháin .i. Tomas mac Aibhne
Co1522.15Domnall Cleirech mac Seain meic Aibhne h. Chathain ["Domnall the Cleric son of Sean son of Aibne O Cathain"]
LC2LC1522.10Domnall Cleirech mac Seain mic Aibhne h-I Chatháin
EM1585.8O Catháin .i. Ruaidhri mac Maghnusa, mic Donnchaidh an Einigh, mic Seain, mic Aibhne
FM1598.2O Cathain Ruaidhri, mac Maghnusa, mic Donnchaidh, mic Seain, mic Aibhne
[Aibhne mac Aibhne Uí Chatháin] (d. 1492)
DM1492.13Aibhne mac Aibhne Uí Catháin
[Aibhne mac Seáin Uí Chatháin] (d. 1501)
U3U1501.10Aibne, mac h-Ui Cathain, .i. mac Seaain Ui Cathain
Co1501.6Aibne mac h. Cathain
LC2LC1501.5Aibhne mac h-I Chatháin
EM1501.8Aibhne mac Seain Í Catháin
[Aibhne mac Con Mhaighe mhic Ruaidhrí [...] Uí Chatháin] (d. 1577)
EM1577.2O Catháin [unrelated] .i. Aibhne mac Con Muighe mic Ruaidhri an Rúta ["O'Kane (Aibhne, the son of Cumhaighe, son of Rory of the Route)"]

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