Index of Names in Irish Annals: Matudán, Matadán, Madudán, Madadán / Madadhán

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

Masculine Given Names: Matudán, Matadán, Madudán, Madadán / Madadhán


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: 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

Research Notes:


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.

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.

[Standardized form of this man's name]
AnnalsEntryContextCitation (formatting preserved)
(d. 855-857)
AM838.9RMadadhan, mac Muireadhaigh
UU857.3RMatudhan m. Muiredhaigh, rex Ulath
CSCS857RMadudan mac MuircertaighUladh
AM855.5RMatudan, mac Muiredhaigh, ri Uladh, & a clércecht at-báth. ["Matudan, son of Muireadhach, King of Ulidia, died in religion."]
AM881.12RAinbhith, mac Aedha, mic Madagáin, rí Uladh
AM882.12REochagán, mac Aedha, mic Madagáin, rí Uladh
(d. ?)
BM915.9Cú Lothair, mac Matudhain, toiseach Ua c-Cellaigh Cualann
(d. 947-950)
UU933.3Matudhan m. Aedha
CSCS933Madudan mac Aodha
BM931.12Matadhan, mac Aedha
CSCS942Madudan la righ Uladh
BM940.9Madudhánrigh n-Uladh
UU949.1Matudhan m. Aedho
BM947.8Madudhan, mac Aodha mic Eochaccáin, rí Uladh
UU950.4Matudan m. Aedha
CSCS950Madudan mac AodhaUladh
II950.1Matudáin, ríg Ulad [Note: name is in genitive case due to sentence structure.]
BM948.20Madudhan mac Aodha, rí Uladh
UU970.3la righ n-Ulath, .i. la h-Artgair m. Matudhan
II969.4Ardgail m. Matudain, ríg Ulad [Note: name is in genitive case due to sentence structure.]
BM968.4rígh n-Uladh, lá h-Artghal mac Madudhain
UU970.4Ardgar m. Matudain, ri Ulad
CSCS970Ardgar mac Madudain ri Uladh
BM976.8Ardghal, mac Madudháin, rí Uladh
UU1006.7Gilla 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)
CSCS956Madudan mac Aoda meic Maoilmithidh
BM954.7Madúdhan, mac Aodha, mic Maoile Mithich
(d. 970)
BM970.9Madadhán, mac Brain
(d. 995)
UU996.3rí Conaille and, .i. H. Cronghilla, .i. Matudan
BM995.7tigherna Conaille and .i. Matudhan ua Croinghille
(d. 1003)
BM1003.15Madadhan, mac Aenghusa, toiseach Gaileng m-Becc, & Fer c-Cúl
(d. 1005-1007)
UU1007.1Matudhan m. Domnaill
CSCS1007Madudan mac Domnaill
BM1005.10Madadhán, mac Domhnaill
UU1007.4Motadhan m. Domnaill, ri Ulad
CSCS1007Madudan mac Domnaill
II1007.6Matudáin, ríg Ulad [Note: name is in genitive case due to sentence structure.]
BM1005.10Madadhán, mac Domhnaill, rí Uladh
UU1007.12Muiredach m. Matadain
CSCS1007Muiredach mac Madudain
BM1005.10Muireadhach mac Madadháin
UU1008.2Muiredhach m. Matodhain, ridomna Ulad
BM1006.13Muiredhach, mac Madudháin
(d. 1008-1009)
CSCS1009Madudan ri Síl Anmchadha occisus est a fratre suo. ["Matudán, king of Síl Anmchada, was killed by his own brother.quot;]
BM1008.8Madúdhan, tigherna Sil n-Anmchadha
(d. ?)
UU1047.3Muirchertach m. m. Motadhan, ri H. m-Bresail
BM1047.8Muirchertach mac mhic Madadhain, tigherna Ua m-Bresail
(d. ?)
UU1047.3Matadan H. Ceilecan
TT1047.2Madadhan mac Ceileachair
LCLC1047.2Madadhán .H. CÚleachán
(d. 1047)
UU1047.6H. n-Iffernan
TT1047.6Madadhan h-Ua h-Ifernan taisech Clainne Crechain
BM1047.10Madadhán h-ua h-Ifernain toiseach Cloinne Creccain
(d. 1063)
UU1038.1RMatadan H. Ceilecan
BM1063.2RMadudhan Ua CÚlechán, prioir Arda Macha
(d. ?)
LCT1069.1Diarmait mac Matadain maic Gadhra h-úi Dunadhaigh, rí Síl n-Anmchadha
(d. ?)
CSCS1088mac Madudain h. Cinnedigh
BM1088.10mac Madadháin Ui Cinneidigh
(d. ?)
II1095.13Domnall mc. Matudain, ríg h-Oa n-Echach
(d. 1096)
UU1096.6Mottadhan H. Mottadhan rí Sil Anmchadha
LCLC1096.6Madadhán O Madadhán, rí t-shíl n-Anmchada
BM1096.15Matodhan Ua Madodhain, tigherna Síl n-Anmchadha
(d. ?)
LCLC1096.8Madadhán O Cuanna
BM1098.15Mhadudhán Ua Cuanna
(d. ?)
II1108.6macc Maíl Múaid m. Matudain
(d. 1161)
TT1161.11Madadhan Ua Ronan, rí Cairpri Gabra
BM1161.16Matudhan, mac mic Cronáin, tigherna Cairpre Gabhra
(d. 1235)
Co1235.3Madadan h. Madadan ri Sil nAnmchada
LCLC1235.1Madadhain .H. Madadhain, ri shil n-Anmchada
CM1235.3Madadhán Ua Madadháin tighearna Síl n-Anmchadha

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