Index of Names in Irish Annals: Oissíne, Oisséne / Oisín

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

© 2000-2008 by Kathleen M. O'Brien. All rights reserved.
Version 2.2, updated 23 June 2008

Masculine Given Names: Oissíne, Oisséne / Oisín


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: 651, 652, 654, 685, 686, 687, 688, 699, 704, 706, 779, 997, 1018, 1019, 1020, 1217

Research Notes:


Further information about the name Oissíne, Oisséne / Oisín 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.

[Standardized form of this man's name]
AnnalsEntryContextCitation (formatting preserved)
(d. 651)
UU651.2Oisseni m. Oisirgg [Note: name is in genitive case due to sentence structure.]
TT651.3Oissin maic Oiseirg [Note: name is in genitive case due to sentence structure.]
CSCS651Oisine meic Oisirg [Note: name is in genitive case due to sentence structure.]
(d. 652-654)
UU654.2RColman episcopus, moccu Delduibh & Ossene Fota, duo abbates Cluano Irairdd
CSCS654RColman episcopus macui Telluibh & Oisine Foda duo abbates Cluana Iraird
AM652.3RS. Oissene Fota, ab Cluana h-Ioraird
(d. 685-687)
UU687.4ROsseni episcopi Monosterii Finntin filii Finnguine [Note: name is in genitive case due to sentence structure.]
TT687.4ROsení espuic monasterii Finntan, .i. Mundu, maic Tulchaín [Note: name is in genitive case due to sentence structure.]
CSCS686ROssene episcopi monasterii Fintani {.i. Munnu} meic Tulcani [Note: name is in genitive case due to sentence structure.]
AM685.4ROsseni epscop Mainistreach Fiontain, mac Finnguine
(d. ?)
UU688.4h-Uarcride nepos Osseni
TT688.4Uairchridhe h-ua Ossíne, rí Conaille
CSCS688Huarcridhe h. OsseneConaille
AM686.2h-Uaircridhe h-ua Osene, toisech Conaille Muirthemhne
(d. ?)
UU699.2Fiannamla m. Osseni [Note: name is in genitive case due to sentence structure.]
(d. 704-706)
UU706.1ROssene filius Galluist abbas Cluana Moccu Nois
TT706.1RDa Chonda Daire & Osseni---.i. Fremand, dí Callraighe Tebtha dó---filius Galluist, ab Cluana Maic Nóis
CSCS706ROssene filius Galluist {Fremuinn: do Calraighe Teptha dho} abbas
AM704.4ROissene Fremhann, mac Galluist, abb Cluana Mic Nóis
(d. ?)
UU779.2Conall h-ua Osseni abbas Letubai
(d. 997)
BM997.6Oissine ua Machainén, tigherna Mughdorn
UU1019.1Alene mc. Osene rí Mughdorn
LCLC1019.1Ailén mac Oisséin, rí Mughorn
BM1018.16Ailéni mac Oissene, tigherna Mughdorn
UU1020.3Gilla Ciaran m. Osene, ri Mughdorn
LCLC1020.5Gilla Cíarain mac Oiseine, rí Mughdhorna
UU1020.3Mael Muaidh m. Osene, ri Mughdorn
(d. 1018-1019)
UU1019.1Ossene H. Cadasaigh ri na Saitne
LCLC1019.1Oissein .H. Cathusaigh tigerna Saithne
BM1018.16Oissene ua Cathassaigh, tigherna Saithne
(d. 1217)
LCLC1217.1ROissin, ap cananach Mainisdrech Derc

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