Index of Names in Irish Annals: Anmchaid / Anmchaidh

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

© 2000-2007 by Kathleen M. O'Brien. All rights reserved.
Version 2.0, updated 08 September 2007

Masculine Given Names: Anmchaid / Anmchaidh


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: 718, 722, 741, 742, 745, 750, 754, 755, 759, 785, 790, 797, 802, 825, 827, 876, 980, 981, 1014, 1015, 1017, 1058, 1117, 1247, 1249, 1554, 1595, 1602

Research Notes:


Further information about the name Anmchaid / Anmchaidh 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)
(d. 718-722)
FAFA 178 [year 722]Anmchaidh m. Con Carat
AM718.1Anmchaidh, mac Con Charat
(d. ?)
TT722.7Anmchadh mac Oircc, ri Guill & Irguill
(d. ?)
AM745.11n-Anmchaidh, mac Con Cerca
(d. 745-750)
TT750.9Anmcadha, ríg h-Ua Liathain [Note: name is in genitive case due to sentence structure.]
AM745.10Anmchaidh, toisech Ua Liathain
UU790.2Cinaeth m. Anmchada ri H. Liathan
II790.1Cináeda m. Anmchada, h-Úa Liatháin [Note: name is in genitive case due to sentence structure.]
AM785.6Cinaedh, mac Anmcadha, tigherna Ua Liatháin
(d. ?)
UU755.5Fiangalach m. Anmchada filii Maele Curaich abb Innse Bo Finne
TT755.6Fiangalach, mac Anmchada, maic Maile Curaig, ab Indsi Bó
AM750.3Fiangalach, mac Anmchadha, mic Maoile Curaich, abb Insi Bo Finne
AM750.12Fiangalach mac Anmchadha
(d. ?)
UU802.4Fergal m. Anmcadha, rex Osraighi
AM797.14Fearghal, mac Anmchadha, tigherna Osraighe
(d. ?)
CSCS827Eogain meic Anmchada [Note: name is in genitive case due to sentence structure.]
AM825.5Eoghain, mic Anmchadha [Note: name is in genitive case due to sentence structure.]
(d. ?)
AM876.12Dunócc, mac Anmchadha
(d. 980-981)
TT981.1RAnmchadh espoc Cilli Dara
II981.2RAnmchada, epscoip Laigen [Note: name is in genitive case due to sentence structure.]
CSCS981RAnmchadh episcopus Cille Dara
BM980.2RAnmchadh, epscop Cille Dara
(d. ?)
II1015.3m. Anmchada, ríg h-Ua Liatháin [Note: name is in genitive case due to sentence structure.]
BM1014.10Muirchertach, mac Anmchada, tigherna Ua Liatháin
(d. 1017)
II1017.2Anmchad mc. Murchada, primollam Lethe Moga Nuadat
(d. 1058)
II1058.7RAnmchad h-Ua Dunch[ad]a, ánchara
(d. 1117)
UU1117.6RAnmchadh H. h-Anmchadha espoc Arda Ferta Brenaind
BM1117.6RAnmchaidh h-Ua h-Anmchadha, epscop Arda Fearta Brénainn
(d. ?)
Co1247.8Donnchad mac Anmchada meic Dondchada h. Gilla Patric
LCLC1247.8Dhonnchad, mac Anmchada, mic Donnchada Mic Gillaphádraic
CM1247.7Donnchadh mac Anmchadha mic Donnchadha Uí Giolla Patraicc
Co1247.8mac Anmchada h. Gilla Patricc
LCLC1247.8mac Anmchada h-I Ghillaphádraic
MCB2MCB1247.3mac Anmchadha Mic Gilla Padraig
CM1247.7Donnchadh mac Anmchadha
LCLC1249.14Donnchad, mac Anmchada, mic Donnchada h-I Ghillaphadraic
CM1249.10Donnchadh Ua Giolla Pattraicc .i. mac Anmchadha mic Donncaidh
LCLC1249.14mac Anmchada
LCLC1249.14mac Anmchada
CM1249.10Mac Anmchadha .i. an Donncadh-sa
(d. ?)
EM1554.10Aodh mac Anmchadha Uí Madagain tighearna Shíl n-Anmchadha
(d. 1595)
FM1595.19Anmchaidh mac Maoíleaclainn Modardha mic Maoileachlainn mic Bresail
(d. ?)
FM1595.19Ó Madagáin [unrelated] .i. Domhnall mac Seaain, & a mhac Anmchadh
FM1602.14Ó Madaccain .i. Domhnall mac Seain, mic Bresail, & a mac Anmchaidh

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