Index of Names in Irish Annals: Pól

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

© 2000-2006 by Kathleen M. O'Brien. All rights reserved.
Version 2.2, updated 19 November 2006

Masculine Given Names: Pól


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: 6
Found in Years: 1103, 1133, 1136, 1377, 1395, 1384, 1394, 1429, 1483, 1495

Research Notes:


Further information about the name Pól, 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. 1103)
UU1103.5NPol mc. Ámaind
LCLC1103.3NPol Adhmann
II1103.4NPól mc. Amuind
BM1103.10NPól mac Amaind
LCLC1133.2NRįghnall mac Póil
MCB1MCB1136.1NRadhnall mac Poil Mic Adhmainn
BM1133.8NRaghnall mac Póil
(d. 1377)
U2U1377.1Pol h-Ua Fialan
(d. 1384)
Co1384.8RPol Mag Tethechan comurba Cluana
LC2LC1384.8RPol Mag Tethechan, comorba Cluana
(d. ?)
DM1395.22Muiris mac Póil Ulltaigh ollamh leighis Chenél c-Conuill ["Maurice, son of Paul Ultach, Chief Physician of Tirconnell"]
(d. 1429)
U3U1429.5Pol, mac Gilla na Naem, mic Gilla Caba h-Ui Caiside, .i. liaigh clumar, athasach ["Paul, son of Gilla-na-naem, son of Gilla-Caba Ua Caiside, namely, a reputable, successful physician"]
U3U1483.11Pilib Buidhe, mac Poil Ui Caiside
U3U1495.10Uilliam Glas, mac Phoil h-Ui Caisidi, .i. liaigh maith, aitheasach ["William the Green, son of Paul Ua Caisidi, namely, a good, successful physician"]
(d. 1394)
MCB3MCB1394.19Pol Mag Muirith, .i. Pol an Aeilen

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