Index of Names in Irish Annals: Laidcenn, Laidgenn

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: Laidcenn, Laidgenn


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: 20
Found in Years: 656, 659, 660, 661, 665, 724, 727, 739, 744, 756, 761, 764, 769, 777, 780, 782, 788, 793, 850, 901, 947, 965, 968, 974, 987, 988, 993, 994, 1000, 1022, 1038, 1051, 1053, 1054, 1065, 1078, 1091, 1118

Research Notes:


Further information about the name Laidcenn, Laidgenn 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. 656)
TT656.6Laidhgnen mac Colmain, rí Connacht
CSCS656Laighnén ri Connacht
(d. ?)
UU659.1Concenn m. Laidhgnein
TT659.2Conchínd maic Laidhgnen
CSCS659Conn Chinn meic Laighnen
(d. 656-661)
UU661.1Laidggnen sapiens m. Baith Bannaigh
TT661.2Laidhgnen mac Baith Bandaigh
CSCS661Ladcnenn mac Blathbannaigh
II661.3Laidcinn mc. Baíth Bannaig
AM660.2S. Laidhgend, mac Baoith
(d. ?)
II665.1Talamnach mc. Laidcind
(d. 727)
UU727.6Laidgnean m. Con Melde
FAFA 201 [year 724]Laidceann &[struck through] mc. Con Mella, rí .H. c-Cinnsiolaigh
FAFA 183 [year ?724]Laidgnéin, rí .H. c-Cionnsiolaigh
FAFA 183 [year ?724]Laidgnéin, rí .H. c-Cionnsiolaigh
FAFA 183 [year ?724]Laidgnen
FAFA 183 [year ?724]Laidgnen
UU761.3Donngal m. Laithgnaen, rex Nepotum Ceinnselaig
TT761.2Dungal mac Laidhgnen, rí h-Úa Cendsilaig
AM756.4Donngal, mac Laidhgnein, tigherna Ua c-Ceinsealaigh
(d. 739-744)
UU744.1RLaidggnein filii Doinennaigh episcopi,abbatis Saighre
TT744.1RLaidgnen maic Donennaigh, ab Saighri
AM739.3RLaidhgnen, mac Doineannaigh, abb Saighre
(d. ?)
UU769.2Dub Calggaidh m. Laidggnen
AM764.7Dubh Calgaigh, mac Laidhgnen
(d. ?)
UU782.3Dub Da Crich m. Laidhgnein
AM777.13Dubh Dá Críoch, mac Laidhgnein
(d. ?)
UU780.7Coirpri m. Laidhgnein
UU793.1Coirpri m. Laidhgnein ri Laigen Desgabair
AM788.11Coirpre, mac Laidhgnen, tigherna Laighen Desgabhair
(d. ?)
AM850.7Fingin, mac Laidhginn, abb Cluana Ferta Mo Lua
(d. 910)
AM901.10Laidhgnen, mac Donnagáin, tighearna Fernmhaighe
(d. 947)
BM947.5Laidhgnén, mac Conghalaigh, tighearna Gaileng
CSCS974Congalach mac Laidhgnén
TT994.2Congalach mac Laidhgnén rí Gaileng
BM993.4Conghalach, mac Laidhgnen, .i. ua Gadhra, tigherna Gaileng
(d. ?)
BM965.5Cairpre, mac Laidhgnén, abb Ferna Móire, & Tighe Moling
(d. ?)
BM968.3Duibhghiolla .i. mac Laidhgnein
(d. 987-988)
UU988.3Laidgnen m. Cerbaill, ri Fernmuighi
TT988.2Laidhgnen mac Cerbaill rí Fernnmuighe
BM987.5Laidhgnén, mac Cearbhaill, tighearna Fernmhaighe
UU1022.7Mathgamhain m. Laidgnen, ri Fernmuighi
TT1022.9Mathgamain mac Laidhgnen, maic Cerbaill, rí Fernmuighe
LCLC1022.6Mathghamain mac Laighnén, rí Fernmaide
BM1022.13Mathghamhain, mac Laidhgnéin, mic Cerbhaill, tigherna Fernmhaighe
(d. 1000)
BM1000.6Laidhgnen ua Leoggan
(d. 1051)
TT1038.2Laidhgnén h-Ua Leochan, rí Gaileng
BM1038.13Laidhgnén h-Ua Leocáin, tigherna Gaileng
UU1051.4Laidhgnen m. Maelain, ri Gaileng
TT1051.9Laidgnen mac Mailain h-Úi Leochaín, rí Gaileng
LCLC1051.4Laighnén mac Maoláin, rí Gaileng
BM1051.11Laidcenn mac Maolain h-Uí Leocáin, tigherna Gaileng
UU1065.8Leocan m. Laidhgnen ri Gaileng
LCLC1065.6Leogán mac Laighnén, rí Laighne
BM1065.7Leochán, mac Laidhgnen, tigherna Gaileng
(d. ?)
BM1053.14Lethlobhar, mac Laidhgnén, tigherna Oirghiall
BM1054.5Letlobhar, mac Laidgnén
UU1078.2Lethlobur H. Laidhgnen .i. airdri Airgiall
CSCS1078Lethlopur h. LaidgnénAirgiall
LCLC1078.2Lethlobar .H. Laighnén .i. airdrígh Oirgíalla
II1078.4h-Ua Laidcneáin, rí Airgiall
BM1078.4Lethlobhar Ua Laidhgnén, tigherna Airghiall
(d. 1091)
TT1091.7Laidgnen h-Úa Duinn Cathaig .i. an Buidhenach, rí Gaileng
BM1091.6Laidhgnen .i. An Buidhenach Ua Duind Cothaigh, tigherna Gaileng
(d. 1118)
UU1118.1Laidhgnen H. Duib Dara ri Fer Manach
LCLC1118.1Laidhgnén .H. Duibh Dhara, rí Fermanach
II1118.5Laidgnén Ua Duib Dara
BM1118.4Laidhgnén Ua Duibh Dara, tigherna Fer Manach

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