by Mari Elspeth nic Bryan (Kathleen M. O'Brien)
© 2000-2006 by Kathleen M. O'Brien. All rights reserved.
Version 2.0, updated 06 October 2006
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:
|Oghamic Irish (pre-700) nominative form:||[unknown]|
|Oghamic Irish (pre-700) genitive form:||[unknown]|
|Old Irish Gaelic (c700-c900) nominative form:||Forannán, Farannán|
|Old Irish Gaelic (c700-c900) genitive form:||Forannáin, Farannáin|
|Number of men found in the annals with this name:|
|Found in Years:||624, 626, 629, 630, 635, 648, 652, 697, 698, 740, 742, 745, 747, 751, 752, 756, 769, 774, 798, 829, 830, 835, 836, 839, 842, 843, 845, 846, 848, 851, 852|
Further information about the name Forannán, Farannán may be found in:
The Sources page lists the Annals referenced below. Information about secondary sources is included on that page as well.
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.
|AN||indicates a member of an Anglo-Norman family|
|AS||indicates an Anglo-Saxon|
|N||indicates a Norseman|
|P||indicates a Pict|
|R||indicates a person holding a religious office|
|S||indicates 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 Medieval Scotland | Medieval Names Archive | Index of Names in Irish Annals Kathleen M. O'Brien's articles are hosted by Medieval Scotland, which is published by Sharon L. Krossa (contact). Shopping online? How you can support this site.
Annals Entry Context Citation (formatting preserved) (d. ?) T T626.3 Guaire Goillseach mac Furudrain U U629.2 Guaire m. Forindain T T629.3 Guaire Gaillsech mac Forunnaín A M624.5 Guaire Gaillseach mac Forannain (d. ?) U U635.2 Mael Umai mc. Oengussa T T635.3 Mael Uma mac Forandáin A M630.6 Maol Umha, mac Forannáin (d. ?) U U652.2 Culene m. Forindain T T652.4 Cuilene mac Forunnain, rí h-Ua Failghe A M648.3 Cillne, mac Forannáin, toisech Ua b-Failghe (d. 697-698) U U698.5 R Forannain abbatis Cille Daro T T698.3 R Forandan, ab Cille Dara I I697.1 R Forannain Cille Dara A M697.2 R Forandan, abb Cille Dara (d. 740-745) U U745.2 R Forannan, abbas Cluana Irairdd T T745.2 R Forandan ab Cluana h-Iraird A M740.2 R Forandan, abb Cluana h-Eraird (d. ?) U U747.14 Iacobi i Farannain, predicatoris A M742.11 Iacob ua Forannáin, proiceptaigh ergna ina aimsir (d. ?) U U752.2 Cathal m. Forindain, abbas Cille Daro T T752.3 Cathal mac Forandáin, abb Chille Dara A M747.3 Cathal, mac Forannain, abb Cille Dara (d. 751-756) U U756.2 R Forindan episcopus Methuis Truim T T756.3 R Forandan espoc Methuis Truim A M751.5 R Forannan, epscop Methais Truim (d. 769-774) U U774.2 R Forinnain scriba & episcopus Treoit A M769.5 R Forandán, scribneoir & epscop Treóit (d. 798) U U798.3 Forinnan Imlecho Fia (d. ?) U U830.9 Suibne m. Fairnig, alias mc. Forannan, abbas duorum mensium in-Ardd Machae ["Suibne son of Fairnech alias son of Forannán abbot of Ard Macha"] A M829.6 Suibhne mac Fairnigh, abb Arda Macha (d. ?) U U843.8 Suibne m. Forannain, abbas Imlecho Fio A M842.4 Suibhne, mac Forannáin, abb Imlecha Fio (d. 852) U U835.6 R abad in-Ard Macha, .i. Forindan o Rath Mc. Malais U U836.3 R Forindan, abb n-Aerdd Machae U U839.8 R Forindain U U845.1 R Forindan, abbas Aird Machae I I845.2 R Forannán, abb Aird Macha CS CS845 R Forandán ab Áird Macha U U846.9 R Forindan, abbas Aird Machae A M843.12 Forannán, primhaidh Arda Macha U U848.8 R abbad i n-Ard Machae, .i. [unrelated] Forindain U U852.1 R e(pscob) (Ar)d Macha .i. Forinnan scriba & episcopus & anchorita I I852.2 R Forannan & Diarmait, abbaid Aird Macha CS CS852 R Forandan scriba et episcopus & ancorita A M851.14 Forannán scribhnidh, espucc, & angcoire
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