Index of Names in Irish Annals: Máel Fothartaig

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

© 2000-2010 by Kathleen M. O'Brien. All rights reserved.
Version 2.0, updated 19 February 2010

Masculine Given Names: Máel Fothartaig


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: 13
Found in Years: 668, 669, 670, 673, 678, 680, 695, 697, 719, 731, 736, 791, 804, 805, 809, 810, 833, 955, 957, 1014

Research Notes:


Further information about the name Máel Fothartaig 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. 668-669)
UU669.1Maele Fothartaigh m. Suibhne regis Nepotum Tuirtri
UU669.1Mael Fothartaigh
TT669.1Mail Fothartaig maic Suibne, ríg Nepotum Tuirtri
II669.1Muil Fothardaich m. Suibne
AM668.3Maol Fothartoigh, mac Suibhne, toisech Cenel Tuirtri
AM668.3Maol Fothartoigh
(d. ?)
UU670.5Brain Finn m. Maele Fothartaigh
TT670.5Bráin Find maic Mail Fothartaig
AM669.6Bran Find, mac Maele Fothartaigh
(d. ?)
UU673.3Cormacc Maele Fothartaigh ["Cormac son of Mael Fothartaig"]
(d. 678-680)
UU680.7RMaele Fothartaigh episcopi Ard Sratho
TT680.5RMaele Fothartaigh espuic Aird Sratha
CSCS680RMaelifothartaigh episcopi Aird Sratha [Note: name is in genitive case due to sentence structure.]
AM678.3RMaol Fothartaigh, epscop Arda Sratha
(d. 695-697)
UU697.5Mael Fothartaigh m. Mael Duibh, rex na n-Airgialla
AM695.3Maol Fothartaigh, mac Maolduibh, tigherna na n-Airghiall
(d. ?)
UU719.8da mc. Maele Fothartaigh
(d. 731-736)
UU736.5Maele Fothartaigh filii Maele Tuile
TT736.4Mail Fothartaig maic Mail Tuile
AM731.6Maol Fothartaigh, mac Maoile Tuile
(d. 791)
UU791.5Mael Fothartaich m. Artrach
(d. 809)
UU809.8RMael Fothartaigh m. Flaind, abbas Findubrach Abe & Chille Moinni
AM804.3RMaol Fothartaigh, mac Flainn, abb Findabhrach Abhae, & Cille Monai
(d. 810)
UU810.1RMael Fothartaigh m. Aedhgaile prinnceps ind Airecuil Do Ciaroc, scriba
AM805.6RMaol Fothartaigh, .i. scríbhnídh, mac Aedhghaile abb Aireccail Da Chiarog
(d. ?)
UU833.2Ruaidri m. Maele Fothartaigh, leith-ri H. Cremhtain
(d. 955-957)
UU957.2Mael Fothartaich ri Caisil
II957.3Mail Fothardaig, ríg Cassil
BM955.7Maol Fothartaigh, mac Flaint, rí Caisil
(d. ?)
BM1014.20Maol Fothartaigh
BM1014.20Maol Fothartaigh

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