Index of Names in Irish Annals: Máel Petair / Maol Pheadair

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

© 2000-2007 by Kathleen M. O'Brien. All rights reserved.
Version 2.1, updated 01 September 2007

Masculine Given Names: Máel Petair / Maol Pheadair


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: 9
Found in Years: 890, 891, 895, 925, 991, 992, 1026, 1042, 1206, 1207, 1234, 1253, 1292, 1296

Research Notes:


Further information about the name Máel Petair / Maol Pheadair 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. 890-895)
II891.3RMael Petair macc Cuain
UU895.2RMael Petuir episcopus, princeps Tire Da Ghlas
II895.2RMuíl Petuir m. Cuáin, abb Tíre da Glass & Cluana Ferta Brenainn
CSCS895RMaolpedair mac Cuáin episcopus Tire da Glas comurba Brenaind
AM890.2RMaol Pedair, mac Cuáin, epscop Tíre Dá Ghlas & comharba Brénainn
(d. 925)
BM925.3RMaol Pettair, abb Cluana Fearta Mo Lua
(d. 991-992)
UU992.1RMael Petair H. Tolaigh comarba Brenuind
CSCS992RMaolpetair comarba Brenainn Cluana Ferta
II992.2RMail Petair, comarbai Brenaind Cluana Ferta
BM991.3RMaol Pedair ua Tolaitt, comharba Brénainn Cluana Ferta
(d. 1026)
II1026.5Mael Petair h-Ua Ailecain, fer legind Duin da Lethglas
(d. 1042)
UU1042.6Mael Petair H. h-Ailecan, fer leighinn & toisech m. leighinn Aird Macha
BM1042.6Maelpetair ua h-Ailecáin, fer leighinn Arda Macha, & toiseach na mac leighind
(d. 1206-1207)
U2U1207.2RMael Petair h-Ua Calman, comarba Cainnigh
LCLC1206.5RMaol Petair .H. Calmáin, comarba Cainnigh
CM1206.2RMaol Pettair Ua Calmáin comharba Caindigh
(d. 1234)
U2U1234.10Mael Petair h-Ua Carmacan, maighistir Rosa Comain
Co1234.8Maelpetair h. Carmacan maigister Rosa Comman
LCLC1234.7Mail Petair .H. Cormacán, maighister Rossa Comáin
CM1234.1Maol Peadair Ua Carmacáin maigistir Rosa Comáin
(d. 1253)
U2U1253.2RMael Pedair h-Ua Muiredhaig, prioir Duine Géimhin
(d. 1292-1296)
U2U1292.5RMael Peduir O Duibhgennan, archideochan na Breifne
CM1296.1RMaol Pedair Ó Duibhgennain aird-deochain na Breifne

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