Index of Names in Irish Annals: Nuadu

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

© 2000-2009 by Kathleen M. O'Brien. All rights reserved.
Version 2.1, updated 04 June 2009

Masculine Given Names: Nuadu


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: 718, 722, 746, 751, 770, 775, 776, 781, 810, 811, 812, 843, 896, 901, 930

Research Notes:


Further information about the name Nuadu 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. 718-722)
UU722.8Nuadho m. Dunchada [patronymic is possibly a scribal error?]
TT722.7Anmchadh mac Oircc, ri Guill & Irguill
CSCS722Nuadha mac Oirc ri Guill et Irguill
AM718.1Nuadha mac Eirc, toisech Guill & Irghuill
(d. ?)
TT722.8Nuadha h-ua Lomthuile
CSCS722Nuada h. Lomtuili
(d. 746-751)
UU751.7RNuadhat filii Duib Sleibhe abbatis Cluana Auis [Note: name is in genitive case due to sentence structure]
AM746.5RNuadha, mac Duibh Slebhe, abb Cluana h-Eois
(d. ?)
UU775.1RDonngal m. Nuadhat abbas Lugmaidh
AM770.2RDondghal, mac Nuadhad, abb Lughmhaidh
(d. 776-781)
UU781.3RNuadu h. Bolcain abbas Tommae Da Olann
AM776.11RNuadha ua Bolcain, abb Tomma Da Olann
(d. 811-812)
UU811.1RNuadha, abbas Aird Machae
CSCS811RNuada ab Aird Macha
AM810.14RNuadha, abb Arda Macha
UU812.4RNuadha Locha h-Uamae, episcopus & ancorita, abbas Airdd Machae
CSCS812RNuadha Locha hUama episcopus et ab Áird Macha
AM811.11RNuadha Locha h-Uamha, epscop, ancoire, & abb Arda Macha
(d. 843)
AM843.10Nuadhat mic Seigeni [Note: name is in genitive case due to sentence structure]
(d. ?)
UU901.2RTipraiti m. Nuadat, aircinnech Condaire & aliarum ciuitatum, .i. Lainne Ela & Lathraigh Briuin
AM896.6RTiopraitte, mac Nuadhat, abb Condaire, Lainde Ela, & Lathraigh Briuin
(d. 930)
CSCS930RNuadha episcopus Glinne da Locha

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