Index of Names in Irish Annals: Muirecán

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

© 2000-2007 by Kathleen M. O'Brien. All rights reserved.
Version 2.3, updated 27 February 2007

Masculine Given Names: Muirecán


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: 2
Found in Years: 880, 967

Research Notes:


Further information about the name Muirecán, may be found in:

The Sources page lists the Annals referenced below. Information on secondary sources are 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. 863)
CSCS863Muirecan mac DiarmadaNais et Airthir Life
UU917.3Mael Mordha m. Muirecain, ri Airthir Liphi
CSCS917righ Airthir Life .i. Maolmordha mac Muirigén
BM915.6Maol Mordha, mac Muireccáin, tighearna Airthir Life
(d. 880)
UU880.4RMuirecan m. Cormaicc, princeps Sentraibh
(d. ?)
CSCS880Domhnáll mac Muirigén hi righe Laighen
UU884.3Domnall m. Muirecain, rex Laginensium
II884.1Domnaill meic Muirecain, ríg Laigen [Note: name is in genitive case due to sentence structure.]
CSCS884Domnáll mac Muirigén ri Laigen
AM881.9Domhnall, mac Muireccen, rí Laighen
CSCS902Cherball mac Muirigen
CSCS906Cerball mac Muireccén
UU908.3Cerball m. Muirecan ri Laigen
CSCS908Cerball mac Muirigen ri Laigen
UU909.1Cerball m. Muirecan, rex optimus Laginentsium
II909.1Cerbaill m. Muirecain, rí Laigen [Note: name is in genitive case due to sentence structure.]
CSCS909Cearball mac Muirigen ri Laigen
BM921.15Finn mac Mael Mordha, mic Muireccáin, rioghdhamhna Laighen
CSCS924Ceallach mac Cerbaill meic Muirigen ridamna Laiccen
BM922.6Cellaigh, mic Cerbhaill, mic Muireccéin [Note: name is in genitive case due to sentence structure.]
(d. ?)
AM894.6Gairbhith, mac Muireccáin, tighearna Derlais
(d. ?)
CSCS917taoisech Cremtainne .i. Fergus mac Muirigén
BM915.6Ferghal, mac Muirigein, taoiseach Ua c-Cremthainn
(d. ?)
II962.2Eogain meicc Muirecáin, airrí h-Erend [Note: name is in genitive case due to sentence structure.]
(d. 967)
BM967.6RMuireccen, abb Disirt Diarmata
(d. ?)
BM962.13Domhnall mac Muirecáin
(d. ?)
UU983.1RMuiredhach m. Muirecan secnap Aird Macha
BM982.4RMuiredhach, mac Muireccáin, prioir Arda Macha
(d. 1005)
UU993.8RMuirecan o Boith Dhomnaig, comarba Patraicc ["Muirecán from Both Domnaig, successor of Patrick"]
BM992.14RMuirecan Bhoith Domhnaigh, comharba Pátraicc
UU1001.1RMuirecan o Bhoith Domnaich
UU1005.4RMuirecan o Bhoith Dhompnaich, comarba Patraicc
BM1005.11RMuireccen Bocht o Bhoith Domhnaigh, comhorba Páttraicc
(d. ?)
BM1058.7Ceallach, mac Muirecáin, tigherna Ua Mic Uais Bregh

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