by Mari Elspeth nic Bryan (Kathleen M. O'Brien)
© 2000-2007 by Kathleen M. O'Brien. All rights reserved.
Version 2.5, updated 26 August 2007
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:||Cormacc|
|Old Irish Gaelic (c700-c900) genitive form:||Cormaicc|
|Middle Irish Gaelic (c900-c1200) nominative form:||Cormacc|
|Middle Irish Gaelic (c900-c1200) genitive form:||Cormaicc|
|Early Modern Irish Gaelic (c1200-c1700) nominative form:||Cormac|
|Early Modern Irish Gaelic (c1200-c1700) genitive form:||Cormaic|
|Number of men found in the annals with this name:||28|
|Found in Years:||762, 885, 903, 907, 983, 1088, 1103, 1104, 1146, 1170, 1259, 1278, 1281, 1366, 1368, 1413, 1465, 1475, 1480, 1492, 1503, 1523, 1531, 1532, 1533, 1554, 1586, 1589|
Further information about the name Cormacc / Cormac, 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. 762) I I762.1 R Cormac, abb Cluana Mucc Nóis (d. 885) B U885.7 R Cormacc, princeps Cluana Iraird & episcopus Doim Liacc (d. 903) B M903.4 R Corbmac, abb Droma Móire (d. 907) B M907.3 R Corbmac, epscop Saighre (d. 983) U U983.1 R Cormacc m. Mael Ciaran comarba Mo Chutu (d. 1088) B M1088.1 Corbmac Ua Finn, áird-fher leighinn Dal c-Cais (d. 1103) B M1103.2 Corbmac Mac Cuinn na m-Bocht, tanaissi abbaidh Cluana Mic Nóis, & fer sona, saidhbhir (d. 1104) U U1104.7 Cormac H. Cormaic toisech Monach (d. 1146) B M1146.1 R Corbmac Ua Cathasaicch, airdeaspucc Laighean (d. 1170) B M1170.4 Corbmac Ua Lumluini, fer leighind Cluana Ferta Brénainn, iarsma shuadh Ereann ina aimsir (d. 1259) C M1259.1 R Corbmac Ua Luimluinn espoc Chluana Ferta Brenainn & aird-eaccnaidhe na h-Erenn
[Ciarmhac Ua Domhnaill] (d. ?) U2 U1278.2 Carmac mac Carmaic h-Ui Domnaill Co 1281.3 Carmac mac Carmaicc h. Domnaill LC LC1281.2 Carmac mac Carmaic h-I Dhomnaill C M1281.2 Carmac mac Carmaic Ui Domhnaill ["Cormac, son of Cormac O'Donnell"] [Ciarmhac mac Ciarmhaic Ua Domhnaill] (d. ?) U2 U1278.2 Carmac mac Carmaic h-Ui Domnaill Co 1281.3 Carmac mac Carmaicc h. Domnaill LC LC1281.2 Carmac mac Carmaic h-I Dhomnaill C M1281.2 Carmac mac Carmaic Ui Domhnaill ["Cormac, son of Cormac O'Donnell"] [Cormac Donn Mac Cárthaigh] (d. 1366) Co 1366.4 Cormac Dond Mag Carthaig ri h. Carpri & h. nEchach Muman C M1366.4 Corbmac Donn Mag Carthaigh tighearna Ó c-Cairbre, & Ó n-Eachdhach Mumhan Co 1368.7 Diarmait mac Cormaic Duind Meg Carthaig C M1368.7 Diarmaid mac Corbmaic Duinn Még Cárthaigh (d. 1413) Co 1413.11 Cormac mac Taidc meic Ruaidri h. Conchobair (d. 1465) D M1465.9 Corbmac Mac Diarmata Gall tighearna Airtigh (d. 1475) D M1475.17 Corbmac Ua Cuirnín oide eiges Ereann (d. 1480) D M1480.11 Corbmac mac Airt Chuile Meg Uidhir (d. 1492) D M1492.10 Corpmac mac Aodha mic Pilip Meg Uidhir (d. 1503) E M1503.19 Corbmac mac Donnchaidh mic Domhnaill Riabhaigh (d. 1505) E M1505.11 Mac Uí Fhlannaccain, Corbmac mac Corbmaic (d. 1523) E M1523.5 O Maille Corbmac mac Eocchain (d. 1531) E M1531.11 Corbmac mac Cathail Óicc mic Cathail Mic Maghnusa (d. 1532) E M1532.8 R Corbmac Ua h-Ultachain airchinneach Achaidh Beithe (d. 1533) E M1533.12 Corbmac Mac Cochláin tighearna Cloinne Conchobhair (d. 1554) E M1554.12 Corbmac mac Fir Dorcha Meg Cochláin cenn a ghabhláin fein, & adhbhar tighearna Dealbhna Ethra ["Cormac, the son of Ferdoragh Mac Coghlan, head of his own branch of that family, and heir to the lordship of Delvin-Eathra"] (d. 1586) E M1586.15 Corbmac mac Domhnaill Meg Congail (d. 1589) F M1589.7 Corbmac mac Taidhcc mic Diarmada, mic Corbmaic
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