by Mari Elspeth nic Bryan (Kathleen M. O'Brien)
© 2000-2011 by Kathleen M. O'Brien. All rights reserved.
Version 2.3, updated 28 August 2011
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:
|Old Irish Gaelic (c700-c900) nominative form:||Cian|
|Old Irish Gaelic (c700-c900) genitive form:||Cein|
|Middle Irish Gaelic (c900-c1200) nominative form:||Cian|
|Middle Irish Gaelic (c900-c1200) genitive form:||Cein|
|Early Modern Irish Gaelic (c1200-c1700) nominative form:||Cian|
|Early Modern Irish Gaelic (c1200-c1700) genitive form:||Cein|
|Number of men found in the annals with this name:||17|
|Found in Years:||867, 868, 1038, 1012, 1014, 1090, 1120, 1135, 1151, 1154, 1172 1179, 1206, 1213, 1260, 1315, 1380, 1426, 1495, 1558, 1560, 1577, 1581, 1586, 1598|
Further information about the name Cian, may be found in:
The Sources page lists the Annals referenced below. Information about secondary sources is included on that page as well.
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.
|AN||indicates a member of an Anglo-Norman family|
|AS||indicates an Anglo-Saxon|
|N||indicates a Norseman|
|P||indicates a Pict|
|R||indicates a person holding a religious office|
|S||indicates 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 Medieval Scotland | Medieval Names Archive | Index of Names in Irish Annals Kathleen M. O'Brien's articles are hosted by Medieval Scotland, which is published by Sharon L. Krossa (contact). Shopping online? How you can support this site.
Annals Entry Context Citation (formatting preserved) (d. 867) A M867.15 Cian mac Cummusccaigh, tighearna Ua m-Bairrchi (d. ?) U U868.4 Thaidc maic Cein [Note: name is in genitive case due to sentence structure.] (d. 1012) B M1012.4 R Cian ua Gerggáin, comharba Caindigh (d. 1014) U U1014.4 Cian m. Mail Muaidh CS CS1014 Cian mac Maoilmuaidh LC LC1014.5 Cian mac Maoil Mhuaidh I I1014.4 Céin m. Muil Muaid [Note: name is in genitive case due to sentence structure.] U U1014.4 Cian CS CS1014 Cian B M1038.4 mac Céin, mic Maoil Mhuaidh MCB1 MCB1120.1 Donnchadh Dond mac Con Mara mic Brodcon mic Mathgamhna mic Cein MCB1 MCB1172.2 Donnchadh mac Cein mic Donnchadha Duinn mic Con Mara mic Brodcon mic Mathgamhna mic Cein mic Mail Muaidh MCB1 MCB1206.2 Donncad na h-Imirci Timcill mac Cein mic Donncaid Duinn mic Con Mara mic Brodcon mic Matghamna mic Cein mic Mail Muadh (d. 1090) U U1090.1 R Cian H. Buachalla comarba Cainnigh B M1090.2 R Cian Ua Buachalla, comharba Cainnigh [Cian mac Donnchada Duinn meic Con Mara meic ... meic Mathgamna meic Cein meic ...] (d. 1135) MCB1 MCB1135.2 Cian mac Donnchadha Duinn mic Con Mara mic Brodcon, ri O n-Eathac MCB1 MCB1151.3 Donnchadha mic Cein mic Donnchadha Duin I Matgamna MCB1 MCB1172.2 Donnchadh mac Cein mic Donnchadha Duinn mic Con Mara mic Brodcon mic Mathgamhna mic Cein mic Mail Muaidh MCB1 MCB1172.3 Donnchadh mac Cein h- Matgamhna MCB1 MCB1179.3 Donnchadh mac Cein h- Matgamna MCB1 MCB1206.2 Donncad na h-Imirci Timcill mac Cein mic Donncaid Duinn mic Con Mara mic Brodcon mic Matghamna mic Cein mic Mail Muadh MCB1 MCB1213.1 Donnchadh na h-Imirgi Timcill mac Cein mic Donncaid Duinn mic Con Mara mic Bradcon mic Matgamna (d. 1154) B M1154.2 R Cian Ua Greacan, comharba Caindigh (d. 1260) U2 U1260.1 Cian h-Ua h-Inneirghi LC LC1260.1 Cian .H. h-Ineirghe Co 1260.2 Cian h. Indergi C M1260.4 Cian Ua h-Innerghe (d. ?) LC LC1260.1 Tadhg mac Cein h-I Ghadra Co 1260.2 Tadc mac Cein h. Gadra (d. ?) MCB1 MCB1315.1 Cian (d. 1380) D M1380.13 Cian mac Ruaidhri Uí Cherbhaill (d. 1426) D M1426.13 Cian mac Giolla Oilbhe Mhicc A Gabhann (d. 1495) D M1495.7 Cian mac Briain Uí Gadhra (d. ?) LC2 LC1581.18 Diarmaid Óg mac Cein h-I Ghadra [Cian mac ... Uí ...] (d. ?) E m1558.5 Corbmac Gaileng mac Taidhcc, mic Cein, mic Oilealla Oluim E M1560.4 Tadhcc Buidhe mac Cein, mic Oilella Uí Eghra LC2 LC1586.1 Mac Brien mac Cein Uí Eghra E M1586.1 mac Uí Eghra Bhuidhe .i. Brian mac Céin mic Oilealla LC2 LC1586.1 an mac sin Cein Uí Eghra [Cian mac Diarmada mhic Eoghain Uí Ghadhra] (d. 1577) LC2 LC1577.0 Mac h-I Ghadra, .i. Cian mac Diarmada mic Eogain h-I Ghadra (d. ?) F M1598.39 clann Amhlaoibh, mic Cein Uí Shechnasaigh
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