Index of Names in Irish Annals: Fachtna

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

© 2000-2007 by Kathleen M. O'Brien. All rights reserved.
Version 2.0, updated 17 August 2007

Masculine Given Names: Fachtna


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: 11
Found in Years: 723, 729, 741, 866, 868, 1007, 1008, 1010, 1024, 1232, 1372, 1377, 1405, 1415, 1478, 1557, 1858, 1581

Research Notes:


Further information about the name Fachtna 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.

[Standardized form of this man's name]
AnnalsEntryContextCitation (formatting preserved)
(d. 723-729)
TT729.3RFachtna mac Folochtaig, ab Cluana Ferta Brenaind
AM723.3RS. Fachtna mac Folachtain, abb Cluana Ferta Brénainn
(d. ?)
AM741.10h-Uargus, mac Fachtna
(d. 866-868)
UU868.4Fachtna m. Maele Duin, righdomnai ind Fochlai
AM866.10Fachtna mac Maoile Dúin, righdhamhna an Fhochla
(d. 1007-1010)
UU1008.3RFachtna, comarba Finnia Cluana Iraird
II1008.4RFachtna, comarba Finniae
BM1007.4RFachtna, comharba Findéin Cluana h-Ioraird
BM1010.7RFachtna, comharba Findein Cluana h-Ioraird
(d. 1024)
BM1024.1RFachtna fer leighind & sagart Cluana Mic Nóis, aircinneach, Fiondabhrach Abhae, aircindeach Ind Eidhnen, abb na n-Gaoidheal
(d. 1232)
Co1232.9RFachtna h. hAllgaith comarba Dromma Mucado & oificel h. Fiachrach
LCLC1232.8RFachtna .H. h-Allghaith, comarba Dromma Mucadha, & oiffisdel Ua b-Fhiachrach
CM1232.1RFachtna Ua h-Allgaith comhorba Droma Mucadha, & oificel Ua f-Fiacrach
(d. 1372-1377)
U2U1372.10Fachtna mac Daibith Uí Mhórda
Co1377.13Fachtna mac Dauid h. Morda adbar rig Laigsi
LC2LC1377.12Fachtna mac Dauid .H. Mordha, adhbhar righ Laighsi
DM1377.3Fachtna mac Dauith Uí Mórdha
Co1405.3mac Fachtna h. Morda
LC2LC1405.2mac Fachtna .H. Mordha
DM1405.4mac Fachtna Uí Mhórdha
Co1415.2caslen na Culenntraigi .i. caslen meic Fachtna h. Mordai
DM1415.2caislén mic Fachtna Uí Mhórdha
(d. 1478)
Co1478.28Fachtna mac h. Ferguil
DM1478.18Fachtna Ua Feargail
(d. ?)
EM1557.8Fachtna mac Taidhcc Uí Ferghail
(d. ?)
EM1585.8O Fergail Buidhe Fachtna mac Briain mic Rudhraighe, mic Cathail
(d. ?)
LC2LC1581.11Concubar mac Fachtna Fathaigh, mic Rosa Ruaidh mic Rudhraidhe

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