Index of Names in Irish Annals: Cormacc / Cormac

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

Masculine Given Names: Cormacc / Cormac


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: 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

Research Notes:


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.

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.

AnnalsEntryContextCitation (formatting preserved)
(d. 762)
II762.1RCormac, abb Cluana Mucc Nóis
(d. 885)
BU885.7RCormacc, princeps Cluana Iraird & episcopus Doim Liacc
(d. 903)
BM903.4RCorbmac, abb Droma Móire
(d. 907)
BM907.3RCorbmac, epscop Saighre
(d. 983)
UU983.1RCormacc m. Mael Ciaran comarba Mo Chutu
(d. 1088)
BM1088.1Corbmac Ua Finn, áird-fher leighinn Dal c-Cais
(d. 1103)
BM1103.2Corbmac Mac Cuinn na m-Bocht, tanaissi abbaidh Cluana Mic Nóis, & fer sona, saidhbhir
(d. 1104)
UU1104.7Cormac H. Cormaic toisech Monach
(d. 1146)
BM1146.1RCorbmac Ua Cathasaicch, airdeaspucc Laighean
(d. 1170)
BM1170.4Corbmac Ua Lumluini, fer leighind Cluana Ferta Brénainn, iarsma shuadh Ereann ina aimsir
(d. 1259)
CM1259.1 RCorbmac Ua Luimluinn espoc Chluana Ferta Brenainn & aird-eaccnaidhe na h-Erenn
[Ciarmhac Ua Domhnaill] (d. ?)
U2U1278.2Carmac mac Carmaic h-Ui Domnaill
Co1281.3Carmac mac Carmaicc h. Domnaill
LCLC1281.2Carmac mac Carmaic h-I Dhomnaill
CM1281.2Carmac mac Carmaic Ui Domhnaill ["Cormac, son of Cormac O'Donnell"]
[Ciarmhac mac Ciarmhaic Ua Domhnaill] (d. ?)
U2U1278.2Carmac mac Carmaic h-Ui Domnaill
Co1281.3Carmac mac Carmaicc h. Domnaill
LCLC1281.2Carmac mac Carmaic h-I Dhomnaill
CM1281.2Carmac mac Carmaic Ui Domhnaill ["Cormac, son of Cormac O'Donnell"]
[Cormac Donn Mac Cárthaigh] (d. 1366)
Co1366.4Cormac Dond Mag Carthaig ri h. Carpri & h. nEchach Muman
CM1366.4Corbmac Donn Mag Carthaigh tighearna Ó c-Cairbre, & Ó n-Eachdhach Mumhan
Co1368.7Diarmait mac Cormaic Duind Meg Carthaig
CM1368.7Diarmaid mac Corbmaic Duinn Még Cárthaigh
(d. 1413)
Co1413.11Cormac mac Taidc meic Ruaidri h. Conchobair
(d. 1465)
DM1465.9Corbmac Mac Diarmata Gall tighearna Airtigh
(d. 1475)
DM1475.17Corbmac Ua Cuirnín oide eiges Ereann
(d. 1480)
DM1480.11Corbmac mac Airt Chuile Meg Uidhir
(d. 1492)
DM1492.10Corpmac mac Aodha mic Pilip Meg Uidhir
(d. 1503)
EM1503.19Corbmac mac Donnchaidh mic Domhnaill Riabhaigh
(d. 1505)
EM1505.11Mac Uí Fhlannaccain, Corbmac mac Corbmaic
(d. 1523)
EM1523.5O Maille Corbmac mac Eocchain
(d. 1531)
EM1531.11Corbmac mac Cathail Óicc mic Cathail Mic Maghnusa
(d. 1532)
EM1532.8RCorbmac Ua h-Ultachain airchinneach Achaidh Beithe
(d. 1533)
EM1533.12Corbmac Mac Cochláin tighearna Cloinne Conchobhair
(d. 1554)
EM1554.12Corbmac 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)
EM1586.15Corbmac mac Domhnaill Meg Congail
(d. 1589)
FM1589.7Corbmac mac Taidhcc mic Diarmada, mic Corbmaic

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