Index of Names in Irish Annals: Caínchomrac

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

© 2000-2022 by Kathleen M. O'Brien. All rights reserved.
Version 2.1, updated 03 November 2022

Masculine Given Names: Caínchomrac


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: 15
Found in Years: 786, 791, 834, 835, 898, 903, 927, 936, 941, 945, 952, 961, 963, 986, 1011, 1012, 1016, 1091, 1099, 1106

Research Notes:


Further information about the name Caínchomrac 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. 786-791)
UU791.1RCaincomracc episcopus Finnghlaissi
AM786.2RCaencomhrac, epscop Fionnghlaise Cainnigh
(d. 834-835)
UU835.7Caincomrac m. Siadail equonimus Chille Daro
AM834.5Caoncomhrach, mac Siadhail fertighis Cille Dara
(d. 898-903)
UU903.1RCaincomruc episcopus & princeps Lugmhaid
CSCS903RCaoincomrac episcopus et princeps
AM898.2RCaenchomhrac Insi Endoimh, epscop & abb Lughmaidh
(d. 898)
AM898.11RCaenchomhrac na n-uamh i n-Inis Bó Finne
(d. 927)
BM927.4RCaoncomhrac, mac Maol Uidhir, abb & epscop Daire Calccaicch, & maor Cána Adhamhnáin
(d. 936)
BM936.4RCaoncomhrac Mucsnamha, ancoire
(d. 941)
BM941.3RCaoncomhrac, epscop Doimh Liacch
(d. 945)
BM945.2RCaonchomhracc, abb Ia
(d. 952)
BM952.4RCaoncomhrac, abb Cille h-Easpuicc Sanctáin & Sruthra
(d. 961-963)
UU963.6RComarba Tigernaig [unrelated] .i. Coencomrac
CSCS963RCaoincomracc mac Maccurain princeps Tigernaigh Cluana hEoais sui epscop
BM961.6RCaoncomhrac, mac Curáin, sui-epscop & abb Cluana h-Eoais
(d. 986)
BM986.3RCaencomhrac, mac Ainbhithe, abb Glinne h-Uissen
(d. 1011-1012)
UU1012.5RCoencomrac H. Scannlan airchinnech Daiminsi
BM1011.5RCaoncomhrac ua Scannláin, airchindeach Daimhinse
(d. 1016)
BM1016.3RCaencomhrac ua Buithin, fer leighinn Glinne h-Uissen
(d. 1091)
II1091.4RCainchomrac h-Ua Cel( ) do Cheneul Eoga(in ), in macc óge & in t-h-uasalsacart & bruinndalta Muíl Ísu h-Ui Brolachain ["Caínchomrac Ua Cel... from Cenél Eógain ... a celibate, a noble priest, and favourite disciple of Mael Ísu Ua Brolcháin"]
(d. 1106)
UU1099.5RCaencomrac H. Baighill do ghabail epscoboiti Arda Macha
BM1099.5RCaoncomhrac Ua Baoighill do ghabháil epscopoide Arda Macha ["Caenchomhrac Ua Baeighill assumed the bishopric of Ard-Macha"]
UU1106.7RCaincomrac H. Baighill uasal-espoc Aird Macha
AM1106.18RCaoncomhrac Ua Baoighill, epscop Arda Macha

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