Index of Names in Irish Annals: Eógan / Eoghan

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

© 2000-2003 by Kathleen M. O'Brien. All rights reserved.
Version 2.2, updated 15 April 2003

Masculine Given Names: Eógan / Eoghan


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: 32
Found in Years: 967, 969, 981, 1096, 1117, 1340, 1447, 1453, 1456, 1460, 1466, 1467, 1485, 1486, 1496, 1502, 1510, 1511, 1515, 1519, 1542, 1529, 1537, 1545, 1560, 1561, 1567, 1580, 1581, 1586, 1590

Research Notes:


Further information about the name Eógan / Eoghan, 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. 967-969)
UU969.1REogan m. Cleirigh episcopus Connacht
BM967.3REoghan Ua Cléirigh, epscop Connacht
(d. 981)
UU981.2REogan H. Cadain, comarba Brenainn
(d. 1096)
BM1096.2REoghan Ua Cernaigh, airchindeach Doire
(d. 1117)
BM1117.11REoghan mac Echtighern, comharba Buite
(d. 1340)
Co1340.11Eogan h. hEdhin ri h. Fiachrach Adni
(d. 1447)
DM1447.13REoghan mac Pedrais mic Saordhalaigh Ui Breislén ollamh brethemhan Fer Manach & ard- airchindeach Airigh Mhaoláin
(d. 1451)
DM1451.6Eoghan mac Concobhair Mec Gille Fhinnén mac toisigh Muintire Peódachain
(d. 1453)
DM1453.6Eoghan mac Domhnaill Bháin Ui Raighilligh
(d. 1456)
DM1456.1O Néll, Eoghan, mac Neill óicc, mic Neill Móir
(d. 1460)
DM1460.7Mac Samhradháin Eoghan
(d. 1466)
DM1466.20Eogan mac Seain Mec Donnchaidh
(d. 1467)
DM1467.6Mac Cathmaoil Eoghan
(d. 1485)
DM1485.3Eoghan Caoch (.i. O Concobhair Donn) mac Feidhlimidh Uí Concobhair
(d. 1486)
DM1486.24Eocchan mac Lochlainn Uí Ruairc saoileachtain tighearna na Breifne
(d. 1496)
DM1496.19Eogan ócc mac Eoghain mic Aodha Uí Dhalaigh
(d. 1502)
EM1502.4Eocchan Bocht mac Neill mic Enrí Uí Neill
(d. 1510)
EM1510.7Mac an Bhaird Tíre Conaill Eoccan Ruadh
(d. 1510)
EM1510.6Eocchan mac Briain Uí Uiccinn oide Ereann ["Owen, the son of Brian O'Higgan, Chief Preceptor of all Ireland"]
(d. 1511)
EM1511.10Eoghan mac Briain Rúaidh mic Cathail Uí Raighilligh
(d. 1515)
EM1515.2REoghan mac Airt mic Eóin, mic Airt Mic Cathmaoil epscop Clochair
(d. 1519)
EM1519.5O Conchobhair Ruadh, Eoghan mac Féilim Fhinn
(d. 1524)
EM1524.23O Breislein Eocchan Ócc, mac Eocchain, ollamh Mheg Uidhir lé breithemhnas ["O'Breslen (Owen Oge, the son of Owen), Ollav to Maguire in judicature"]
(d. 1529)
EM1529.10Eoghan mac Feilim Mic Maghnusa
(d. 1537)
EM1537.10O Gadhra Eoccan mac Diarmata, mic Eoccain tigearna Chúile Ó f-Finn
(d. 1545)
EM1545.2Mac Suibhne na t-Tuath (.i. Eocchan)
(d. 1560)
EM1560.10O Gallchubhair, Eocchan mac Emainn, mic Eóin, én-mac duine oirechta as lugha dob olc i n-Ulltoibh ["O'Gallagher (Owen, the son of Edmond, who was son of John), by no means the worst son of a chieftain in Ulster"]
(d. 1561)
EM1561.11Eocchan mac Aodha Buidhe mic Aodha Duibh I Domhnaill
(d. 1567)
EM1567.9mac Még Carthaigh, Eoghan mac Corbmaic Óicc, mic Corbmaic, mic Taidhcc
(d. 1580)
EM1580.9Eoghan mac Tuathail Bhailbh Uí Ghallchubair deccanach Rátha Both
(d. 1581)
EM1581.8Mág Donnchaidh Eogan mac Donnchaidh an Bhothair, mic Donnchaidh Még Donnchaidh
(d. 1586)
EM1586.14An t-oficel Mag Conghail .i. Eoghan Ballach
(d. 1590)
FM1590.13Eóghan mac An Deganaigh

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