Index of Names in Irish Annals: Árchú

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

© 2000-2010 by Kathleen M. O'Brien. All rights reserved.
Version 2.0, updated 17 February 2010

Masculine Given Names: Árchú


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: 6
Found in Years: 981, 982, 1018, 1019, 1037, 1052, 1054, 1133, 1134, 1147

Research Notes:


Further information about the name Árchú 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. 981-982)
UU982.2Archu m. Neill
TT982.3Árchu mac Neill, rígdomna Ulad
CSCS982Archu mac Nell righdamna Uladh
BM981.4Archu, mac Néill, ríoghdhamhna Uladh
(d. 1018-1019)
UU1019.4Ardghar & Archu m. Mail Sechlainn m. Mael Ruanaid, da rigdamna Ailigh
TT1019.2Da mac Mail Sechlainn meic Mail Ruanaigh .i. Ardgal & Árchu, da rígdamna Ailig
LCLC1019.4Ardghar & Archú, meic Máil t-Sechlainn mic Moel Ruanaigh, da righdhamhna Oiligh
BM1018.8Dá mac Maoil Seachloinn, mic Maol Ruanaidh, Ardghar, & Ardchú, dá ríghdhamhna Oiligh
(d. 1037)
UU1037.3Archu H. Celecan, .i.ri H. m-Bresail
LCLC1037.3Archú .H. Celechán, rí .H. m-Bressail
UU1052.6mc. Archon H. Ceilecan
UU1054.2m. Archon H. Ceilecan, rí H. m-Bresail
LCLC1054.2mac Archon .H. Celechán, rí .H. m-Bressail
BM1037.12Archú ua Celecháin, tigherna Ua m-Bresail
(d. ?)
CSCS1133Amlaib mac Archon h. Raduib taoisech Clainne Tomaltaigh
(d. 1134)
LCLC1134.2Archú .H. Flaithbhertaigh, rídhamhna Oiligh
BM1134.8Archu Ua Flaithbertaigh, ríogh-dhamhna Oiligh
(d. 1147)
BM1147.10Archoin Ua Flathraoi, tigherna Lethe Cathail

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