by Mari Elspeth nic Bryan (Kathleen M. O'Brien)
© 2000-2016 by Kathleen M. O'Brien. All rights reserved.
Version 2.0, updated 09 April 2016
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:
|Old Irish Gaelic (c700-c900) nominative form:||Matudán, Matadán, Madudán, Madadán|
|Old Irish Gaelic (c700-c900) genitive form:||Matudáin, Matadáin, Madudáin, Madadáin|
|Middle Irish Gaelic (c900-c1200) nominative form:||Matudán, Matadán, Madudán, Madadán|
|Middle Irish Gaelic (c900-c1200) genitive form:||Matudáin, Matadáin, Madudáin, Madadáin|
|Early Modern Irish Gaelic (c1200-c1700) nominative form:||Madadhán|
|Early Modern Irish Gaelic (c1200-c1700) genitive form:||Madadháin|
|Number of men found in the annals with this name:||21|
|Found in Years:||838, 849, 851, 855, 857, 881, 882, 915, 931, 933, 940, 942, 947, 948, 949, 950, 954, 956, 969, 970, 976, 995, 996, 1003, 1005, 1006, 1007, 1008, 1038, 1047, 1063, 1069, 1088, 1095, 1096, 1098, 1108, 1161, 1235|
Further information about the name Matudán, Matadán, Madudán, Madadán / Madadhán 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.
[Standardized form of this man's name] Annals Entry Context Citation (formatting preserved) (d. 855-857) A M838.9 R Madadhan, mac Muireadhaigh CS CS851 R Madudan A M849.11 R Madudhan U U857.3 R Matudhan m. Muiredhaigh, rex Ulath CS CS857 R Madudan mac Muircertaigh rí Uladh A M855.5 R Matudan, mac Muiredhaigh, ri Uladh, & a clércecht at-báth. ["Matudan, son of Muireadhach, King of Ulidia, died in religion."] A M881.12 R Ainbhith, mac Aedha, mic Madagáin, rí Uladh A M882.12 R Eochagán, mac Aedha, mic Madagáin, rí Uladh (d. ?) B M915.9 Cú Lothair, mac Matudhain, toiseach Ua c-Cellaigh Cualann (d. 947-950) U U933.3 Matudhan m. Aedha CS CS933 Madudan mac Aodha B M931.12 Matadhan, mac Aedha CS CS942 Madudan la righ Uladh B M940.9 Madudhán lá righ n-Uladh U U949.1 Matudhan m. Aedho B M947.8 Madudhan, mac Aodha mic Eochaccáin, rí Uladh U U950.4 Matudan m. Aedha CS CS950 Madudan mac Aodha rí Uladh I I950.1 Matudáin, ríg Ulad [Note: name is in genitive case due to sentence structure.] B M948.20 Madudhan mac Aodha, rí Uladh U U970.3 la righ n-Ulath, .i. la h-Artgair m. Matudhan I I969.4 Ardgail m. Matudain, ríg Ulad [Note: name is in genitive case due to sentence structure.] B M968.4 lá rígh n-Uladh, lá h-Artghal mac Madudhain U U970.4 Ardgar m. Matudain, ri Ulad CS CS970 Ardgar mac Madudain ri Uladh B M976.8 Ardghal, mac Madudháin, rí Uladh U U1006.7 Gilla Comgaill mc. Ardghair mc. Madadhain, .i. ri Ulad, do marbad dia brathair, .i. do Mael Ruanaidh mc. Ardghair. ["Gilla Comgaill son of Ardgar son of Matudán, i.e. king of Ulaid, was killed by his brother i.e. by Mael Ruanaid son of Ardgar."] (d. 954-956) CS CS956 Madudan mac Aoda meic Maoilmithidh B M954.7 Madúdhan, mac Aodha, mic Maoile Mithich (d. 970) B M970.9 Madadhán, mac Brain (d. 995) U U996.3 rí Conaille and, .i. H. Cronghilla, .i. Matudan B M995.7 tigherna Conaille and .i. Matudhan ua Croinghille (d. 1003) B M1003.15 Madadhan, mac Aenghusa, toiseach Gaileng m-Becc, & Fer c-Cúl (d. 1005-1007) U U1007.1 Matudhan m. Domnaill CS CS1007 Madudan mac Domnaill B M1005.10 Madadhán, mac Domhnaill U U1007.4 Motadhan m. Domnaill, ri Ulad CS CS1007 Madudan mac Domnaill I I1007.6 Matudáin, ríg Ulad [Note: name is in genitive case due to sentence structure.] B M1005.10 Madadhán, mac Domhnaill, rí Uladh U U1007.12 Muiredach m. Matadain CS CS1007 Muiredach mac Madudain B M1005.10 Muireadhach mac Madadháin U U1008.2 Muiredhach m. Matodhain, ridomna Ulad B M1006.13 Muiredhach, mac Madudháin (d. 1008-1009) CS CS1009 Madudan ri Síl Anmchadha occisus est a fratre suo. ["Matudán, king of Síl Anmchada, was killed by his own brother.quot;] B M1008.8 Madúdhan, tigherna Sil n-Anmchadha (d. ?) U U1047.3 Muirchertach m. m. Motadhan, ri H. m-Bresail B M1047.8 Muirchertach mac mhic Madadhain, tigherna Ua m-Bresail (d. ?) U U1047.3 Matadan H. Ceilecan T T1047.2 Madadhan mac Ceileachair LC LC1047.2 Madadhán .H. CÚleachán (d. 1047) U U1047.6 H. n-Iffernan T T1047.6 Madadhan h-Ua h-Ifernan taisech Clainne Crechain B M1047.10 Madadhán h-ua h-Ifernain toiseach Cloinne Creccain (d. 1063) U U1038.1 R Matadan H. Ceilecan B M1063.2 R Madudhan Ua CÚlechán, prioir Arda Macha (d. ?) LC T1069.1 Diarmait mac Matadain maic Gadhra h-úi Dunadhaigh, rí Síl n-Anmchadha (d. ?) CS CS1088 mac Madudain h. Cinnedigh B M1088.10 mac Madadháin Ui Cinneidigh (d. ?) I I1095.13 Domnall mc. Matudain, ríg h-Oa n-Echach (d. 1096) U U1096.6 Mottadhan H. Mottadhan rí Sil Anmchadha LC LC1096.6 Madadhán O Madadhán, rí t-shíl n-Anmchada B M1096.15 Matodhan Ua Madodhain, tigherna Síl n-Anmchadha (d. ?) LC LC1096.8 Madadhán O Cuanna B M1098.15 Mhadudhán Ua Cuanna (d. ?) I I1108.6 macc Maíl Múaid m. Matudain (d. 1161) T T1161.11 Madadhan Ua Ronan, rí Cairpri Gabra B M1161.16 Matudhan, mac mic Cronáin, tigherna Cairpre Gabhra (d. 1235) Co 1235.3 Madadan h. Madadan ri Sil nAnmchada LC LC1235.1 Madadhain .H. Madadhain, ri shil n-Anmchada C M1235.3 Madadhán Ua Madadháin tighearna Síl n-Anmchadha
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