Index of Names in Irish Annals: Garalt / Gearalt

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

© 2000-2006 by Kathleen M. O'Brien. All rights reserved.
Version 2.1, updated 11 November 2006

Masculine Given Names: Garalt / Gearalt


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: 17
Found in Years: 726, 732, 1167, 1201, 1241, 1243, 1255, 1257, 1262, 1268, 1297, 1366, 1369, 1398, 1399, 1414, 1422, 1431, 1490, 1493, 1497, 1526, 1540, 1582

Research Notes:


Further information about the name Garalt, Gearalt 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. 726-732)
UU732.5ASPontifex Maighe h-Eu Saxonum, Garaalt ["The pontiff of Mag Eó na Saxan, Gerald"]
TT732.4ASPontifex Muighe h-Éo Saxonum, Garailt
CT732ASGarailt Mugi h-Eo
AM726.4ASGaralt Maighe h-Eo ["Gerald, of Magh Eo"]
(d. ?)
MCB1MCB1167.6ANMuiris Mac Gerailt
MCB1MCB1167.6ANMuiris Mac Gearailt
(d. 1201)
II1201.7ANGearalt mac Muris
MCB1MCB1201.1ANGearalt mac Muiris
(d. 1243)
II1243.1ANGearalt mac Muiris
MCB1MCB1243.1ANGearalt mac Muiris
(d. 1251)
LCLC1251.6?Geralt sucach
Co1251.7?Geralt Sucach ["Gerald Sucach (the Merry)"]
(d. ?)
LCLC1241.2ANMuiris Mac Gerailt
LCLC1255.8ANMuiris Mac Gerailt
LCLC1257.6ANMuiris Mac Gerailt
(Gerald Roche, d. 1262)
LCLC1262.6ANGeralt Róitsi ["Gerald Roche"]
Co1262.11ANGeralt Rotsi
II1262.2ANGeralt de La Ruhochi
CM1262.7ANGearalt Roitsi
(d. 1268)
LCLC1268.4ANMuiris ruadh Mac Gerailt
(Gerald Prendergast, d. 1297)
II1297.6ANGeralt Prainndeargas
(d. 1366-1369)
U2U1366.2Geralt Caemanach, adbur airdrigh Laigen
LC2LC1369.2Geralt Caemhanach, adhbhar airdrigh Laighean
Co1369.3Geralt Caemanach adbur ardrig Laigen
CM1369.5Gearalt Caomhanach rioghdhamhna Laighen
(d. 1398-1399)
LC2LC1398.17Geralt .H. Brain, ri Ua Faelan
Co1398.16Geralt h. Broin ri h. Faelan
DM1399.9O Broin, (.i.) Geralt mac Taidhg
(d. 1431)
U3U1414.3mac Mic Murchadha [unrelated], .i. Geralt Caemanach
Co1414.10Geralt Caemanach
Co1422.12Geraltt Caemanach
U3U1431.9Geralt Caemanach, .i. fer eínígh & eghnuma & adbur righ Laighen
DM1431.7Gearalt Caomhanach rioghdamhna Laighen
(d. 1490)
DM1490.35Geralt mac Dúnlaing Uí Bhrain tighearna Branach
(d. 1493)
U3U1493.15Gearalt Bacach, mac Seaain, mic Mic Tomais
(d. ?)
U3U1497.1mac Aedha Oig, .i. Geralt, tigherna Muighi Treagha
DM1497.16Gearalt mac Aodha óicc tighearna Maighe Treagha
(d. 1540)
U3U1497.5Geralt, mac Domnaill, mic Fheidhlim h-Ui Dochartaigh
DM1497.3Gearalt mac Domhnaill mic Feidhlimidh Uí Dochartaigh
U3U1497.20Geralt, mac Domnaill, mic Feidhlím h-Ui Dochartaigh
DM1497.7Gearalt mac Domhnaill mic Féilim Uí Dhochartaigh
LC2LC1526.15Geralt mac Domnaill mic Fhélim h-I Dhochartaigh
U3U1526.9Geralt, mac Domnaill, mic Feilimthe Uí Dochartaigh
Co1526.16Geralt mac Domnaill meic Feidhlim h. Dochartaig
EM1526.12Gearalt mac Domhnaill mic Feilim I Dhochartaigh
Co1540.12O Dochartaig .i. Geralt mac Domnaill
EM1540.9O Dochartaigh .i. Geralt mac Domhnaill mic Feilim
(d. ?)
EM1582.20Gearalt mac Seain Óicc, mic Seain, mic Tomais iarla
EM1582.23Sémus & Geralt, clann an easpuicc Ciarraighe .i. clann t-Semuis mic Risdeird
EM1582.24Tomas, Gearalt, & Sean Ócc clann t-Seain mic Emainn mic Tomais

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