Index of Names in Irish Annals: Dubhaltach

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

© 2000-2006 by Kathleen M. O'Brien. All rights reserved.
Version 2.0, updated 10 September 2006

Masculine Given Names: Dubhaltach


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: 10
Found in Years: 1527, 1538, 1543, 1561, 1567, 1577, 1581, 1587, 1588

Research Notes:

Note: Per OCM (pp. 77-78 s.n. Dubaltach) says of this name: "Meaning, perhaps, 'black jointed, dark-limbed'".

It is important to note that in ALL examples of this name in the annals, it is prefixed by a definite article meaning 'the'. So, at least in a sentence, a person with this name would be referred to as An Dubhaltach [the rest of the man's name]. This also means, that a patronymic byname including this name would include the definite article: mac an Dubhaltaigh.


Further information about the name Dubaltach 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)
[Aodh Buidhe mac an Dubhaltaigh Uí ...] (d. ?)
U3U1527.9Aod Buidhe, mac An Dubhaltaigh Uí Ghallcubuir
LC2LC1527.10Oedh Buidhe mac an Dubhaltaigh h-I Gallchubhair
Co1527.11Aodh Buide mac an Dubaltaig h. Gallchubair
[an Dubhaltach mac Eoghain Ruaidh] (d. 1538)
U3U1538.16Da mac Eoghain Ruaidh, .i. in Dubhaltach & Eoghan Ruadh
[an Dubhaltach mac ... Mhic Shuibhne] (d. 1543)
EM1543.2An Dubaltach mac Fir Dhorcha Mic Suibhne
[an Dubhaltach mac Colla Mhic Shuibhne] (d. 1543)
EM1543.6An Dubhaltach mac Colla Mic Suibhne
(d. 1561)
LC2LC1561.13an Dubhaltach mac Taidhg in Triubhais Meic Donnchada ["and the Dubhaltach, son of Tadhg-in-triubhais Mac Donnchadha"]
(d. 1567)
EM1567.2An Dubhaltach Ua Donnghaile
[an Dubhaltach mac Néill Óig Mhic Shuibhne] (d. 1577)
EM1577.4An Dubhaltach mac Néill Óicc Mic Suibhne
EM1577.4An Dubhaltach
[an Dubhaltach mac Tuathail Uí Chonchobhair] (d. ?)
LC2LC1581.7don Dubaltach mac Tuathail I Concubair ["to the Dubhaltach, son of Tuathal O'Conchobair"]
FM1595.8Chonn mac an Dubhaltaigh, mic Tuathail Uí Conchobhair
FM1597.14Conn, & Diarmaitt da mhac an Dubhaltaigh
FM1600.16Diarmait mac an Dubhaltaigh Uí Concobhair
FM1600.34Dhiarmait mac an Dubhaltaigh, mic Tuathail Uí Choncobair
(d. 1587)
LC2LC1587.11an Dubaltach maig Riabaigh
(d. 1588)
LC2LC1588.9An Dubaltach mac Remuinn Ui Fallamain ["The Dubhaltach, son of Redmond O'Fallamhain"]

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