Index of Names in Irish Annals: Ferchar

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

© 2000-2010 by Kathleen M. O'Brien. All rights reserved.
Version 2.3, updated 10 January 2010

Masculine Given Names: Ferchar


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: 9
Found in Years: 694, 695, 678, 697, 698, 719, 730, 781, 786, 790, 795, 848, 850, 867, 869, 878, 881, 1158, 1169, 1225, 1356

Research Notes:


Further information about the name Ferchar, 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. 694)
UU694.5Fercair m. Connaeth Cirr [Note: name is in genitive case due to sentence structure.]
(d. ?)
UU695.6Tomnat, uxor Ferchair
(d. 697)
TT678.4Ferchair Fotai [Note: name is in genitive case due to sentence structure.]
UU697.2Fercar Fota
TT697.2Fearcar Fota
UU698.4Ainfcellaig filii Fercair
UU719.6duos filios Fercair Fotti ["two sons of Ferchar the Tall"]
TT719.4da mac Fearchair Fota
(d. ?)
UU730.4Selbach m. Fercair
(d. ?)
UU786.1Tipraiti m. Ferchair abbas Cluana Ferta Brenaind
AM781.2Tiopraitte, mac Ferchair, abb Cluana Ferta Brénainn
UU795.5Tipraiti m. Ferchair o Cloin Ferta Brenainn
AM790.2Tiopraitte, mac Ferchair, abb Cluana Ferta Brénainn
(d. 848-850)
UU850.1RFerchar m. Muiredhaigh princeps Lainne Lére
AM848.4RFearchair, mac Muiredhaigh, abb Lainne Lére
UU869.3RFlann m. Ferchair, equonimus Aird Macha & princeps Lainne Leire
CSCS869RFlann mac Fercair equonimus Aird Macha
AM867.8RFland, mac Fearchair, abb Lainde Léire, & ferthighis Arda Macha
(d. 878-881)
UU881.1RFerchair, abbas Benncair
AM878.6RFerchair abb Bennchair
(d. 1169)
TT1158.7Ferchar h-Úa Fallomain
BM1158.16Ferchair Ua Follamhain
UU1169.4Ferchair h-Ua Niallain, taisech Clainni Uatach
TT1169.1Ferchar Ua Fallomain, taisech Clainne h-Uadach
BM1169.7Ferchair Ua Fallamhain, toiseach Cloinni Uatach, & maor Ua Maine
Co1225.29Amlaib mac Ferchair h. Fallamain
LCLC1225.41Amhlaoib mac Ferchuir I Fhallumhain
CM1225.8Amlaoibh mac Fearcair Uí Fhallamhain
(d. 1356)
Co1356.4Ferchar h. Fallamain taisech Clainni hUatach
LC2LC1356.3Ferchar .H. Fallamhain, taoisech Cloinne h-Uadach

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