Index of Names in Irish Annals: Máel Máedóc

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

© 2000-2007 by Kathleen M. O'Brien. All rights reserved.
Version 2.4, updated 28 August 2007

Masculine Given Names: Máel Máedóc


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: 7
Found in Years: 909, 915, 917, 951, 1124, 1132, 1134, 1135, 1136, 1147, 1148, 1156, 1170, 1252, 1347

Research Notes:


Further information about the name Máel Máedóc, 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. 909)
BM909.3RMaol M'Aedhocc, abb Droma Móir
(d. 915-917)
UU917.3RMael M' Oedhoc m. Diarmata, sui & episcopus Laigen ["Mael Maedóc son of Diarmait, a scholar and bishop of Laigin"]
BM915.6Raird-easpucc Mael M'Aedhócc, mac Diarmata, do Uibh Conannla ["the arch-bishop Maelmaedhog, son of Diarmaid, who was one of the Ui-Conannla, Abbot of Gleann-Uisean, a distinguished scribe, anchorite, and an adept in the Latin learning and the Scotic language"]
BM1016.5RDiarmaid ua Maol M'Aodhóg, abb Glinne h-Uissen
(d. ?)
BM951.7Feidhlimidh, dalta Maol M' Aodhócc, abb Glinne h-Uissen, saoi Laighen ["Feidhlimidh, fosterson of Maelmaedhog, Abbot of Gleann-Uisean, the sage of Leinster"]
(d. 1148)
BM1124.1RS. Mael Maodhog O Morgair
BM1132.1RMaol M'Aodhog Ua Morghair
MCB1MCB1134.2RMael Maedhóg O Morgair
BM1134.7RMaol M'Aodhócc Ua Morghoir
BM1134.16RMael M'Aedhocc Ua Morgair
BM1134.17RMaol M'Aedhócc
BM1135.10RMaol M'Aedhócc Ua Morgair, comharba Pháttraicc
BM1136.21RMaol M'Aodhócc Ua Morgair, comhorba Páttraicc
BM1147.11Rim comarba Phattraicc, Mael M'Aedhócc Ua Morghair ["the successor of Patrick, Maelmaedhog Ua Morgair, Muireadhach Ua Dubhthaigh"]
BM1148.1Rh-Ua Morgair, comharba Pháttraicc
BM1148.2RMael M'Aedhog, comharba Phatraic
BM1148.2RMaol M'Aedhócc Ua Morghair
MCB1MCB1148.1RMael Maedog O Morgair, airdeaspuc Eireann uile
BM1148.3RMalachias .i. Maol M'Aedhócc Ua Morghair, airdepscop cathaoire Padraicc, aird-cenn iarthair Eorpa, legaite comharba Petair
UU1170.6RMael M'Oedoic h-Ua Morgair, leghait comarba Petair
BM1170.30RMaol M'Aodhocc Ua Morghair, legaid comarba Petair
(d. 1156)
BM1156.2RMaol M'Aodhócc mac Dubhradáin, ab Canánach Sabhaill
(d. 1252)
CM1252.1RMaol Maedhócc Ua Beolláin comhorba Cholaim Cille
(d. 1347)
CM1347.1RMaol Maedhóg Ó Táichligh oifficél Locha h-Erne

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