Index of Names in Irish Annals: Fear Gan Ainm, Fearganainm

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

© 2000-2006 by Kathleen M. O'Brien. All rights reserved.
Version 2.0, updated 24 September 2006

Masculine Given Names: Fear Gan Ainm, Fearganainm


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: 6
Found in Years: 1532, 1533, 1535, 1536, 1538, 1541, 1558, 1559, 1561, 1566, 1581, 1582, 1584, 1585, 1598, 1599, 1600

Research Notes:


Further information about the name Fear Gan Ainm, Fearganainm 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. 1538)
EM1535.6Fer Gan Ainm mac Fir Dorcha
EM1538.4Fer Gan Ainm mac Fir Dorcha Méc Cochláin tanaisi Dealbhna Ethra
(d. 1541)
Co1541.6clann Donnchada Í Ruairc .i. Domnall & Fer gan Ainm
LC2LC1541.7clann Donnchaidh I Ruairc .i. Domnall ocus Fer can Ainm ["the sons of Donnchadh, viz., Domhnall and Fer-gan-ainm"]
EM1541.8clann Donnchaidh Uí Ruairc (Domhnall, & Fer Gan Ainm) ["the sons of Donough O'Rourke, i.e. Donnell and Ferganainm"]
Co1541.6Fer gan Ainm mac Donnchada
LC2LC1541.7Fer can Ainm mac Donnchaidh
EM1541.8Fer Gan Ainm mac Donnchaidh
(d. 1541)
U3U1532.4Fer gan Ainm
EM1532.2a mhac Fer Gan Ainm [noted as being the son of "O Cerbhaill (Maol Ruanaidh)"]
EM1532.2Ó Cerbhaill (amhail adubhramar) d'Fhior Gan Ainm ["His son, Ferganaimn (as we have already stated), was styled the O'Carroll"]
EM1532.2Ó Cerbhaill (Fer Gan Ainm)
EM1533.11Fhir Gan Ainm I Cearbhaill
EM1533.11Fhir Gan Ainm
EM1536.21Fhir Gan Ainm
LC2LC1541.6O Cerbaill .i. Fer can Ainm mac Maol Ruanaid
Co1541.5O Cerbaill .i. Fer gan Ainm mac Maoilrúanaidh
EM1541.2O Cerbhaill Fer Gan Ainm mac Maol Ruanaidh
EM1558.6Uilliam Odhar (.i. Ó Cerbhaill) mac Fir Gan Ainm mic Maol Ruanaidh mic Seain Uí Cherbhaill
EM1559.4lá h-Ua c-Cerbhaill Uillim Odhar mac Fir Gan Ainm mic Maol Ruanaidh, mic Seain
EM1561.4Uaithne, mac Fir Gan Ainm, mic Maol Ruanaidh mic Seain Uí Cherbhaill
LC2LC1581.14O Cerbaill, .i. Uilliam Odhar mac Fhir gan Ainm mic Maol Ruanaidh mic Seain I Cerbhuill
EM1581.6O Cerbhaill .i. Ulliam Odhar mac Fir Gan Ainm mic Maol Ruanaidh, mic Seain
EM1582.6O Cerbhaill Sean an Bhealaigh mac Uilliam Uidhir, mic Fir Gan Ainm, mic Maol Ruanaidh mic Seain
EM1582.6Maol Ruanaidh, mac Taidhcc Chaoích, mic Fir Gan Ainm
EM1585.8O Cerbhaill .i. An Calbhach mac Uilliam Uidhir mic Fir Gan Ainm mic Maol Ruanaidh mic Seain
FM1598.26O Cerbhaill an Calbhach, mac Uilliam Uidhir, mic Firganainm, mic Maolruanaidh
FM1599.46Ua c-Cerbhaill .i. [unrelated] an cCalbhach, mac Uilliam Uidhir mic Fhirganainm
FM1600.6h-Ua c-Cerbhaill tighearna Éle .i. an Calbhach mac Uilliam Uidhir, mic Fir Gan Ainm
FM1600.25O Cerbhaill .i. an Calbach mac Uilliam Uidhir, mic Firganainm, mic Maolruanaidh
(d. ?)
LC2LC1561.8le Clainn Fhir Gan Ainm mic Conchobair Óig Mic Diarmada
LC2LC1582.26Brian mac Fir gan Ainm mic Concobair Óig Mic Diarmada
(d. 1566)
LC2LC1566.3Fer Gan Ainm mac Bríain Mic Diarmada Ruaidh
(d. 1584)
LC2LC1584.29Mac Eochadu .i. Fer gan Ainm Mac Eochada, ollamh Laigen in Fer gan Ainm sin

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