Index of Names in Irish Annals: Sárán

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

© 2000-2008 by Kathleen M. O'Brien. All rights reserved.
Version 2.1, updated 06 May 2008

Masculine Given Names: Sárán


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: 555, 561, 601, 605, 657, 658, 660, 661, 662, 742, 747

Research Notes:


Further information about the name Sárán 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)
[Sagragnas maqqas ...] (d. ?)
UU561.2Tuatan mc. Dimain m. Sarain m. Cormaic m. Eogain
TT561.1Tuatan mac Dimaín, maic Sarain, maic Cormaic, maic Eoghain
CSCS561Tuatan mac Dimain meic Sarain meic Cormaic meic Eoghain
AM555.2Tuathan, mac Dimmain, mic Sarain, mic Corbmaic, mic Eoghain
[Sagragnas ...] (d. ?)
UU605.2RSaran Saebhderg,.i. oirchinneach Seanbhoithe Sine
TT605.3RSaran Saebderc, airchindeach Senboth Sine
CSCS605RSaran Saebdercc aircinnec Senbot Sine
UU605.2RSaran Saebhderg ["Sarán the squint-eyed"]
TT605.3RSaran Saebderc
CSCS605RSaran Saebdercc
AM601.3RSarán Soebhdherc
[Sagragnas] (d. ?)
UU658.1Cellaig m. Sarainl^Ronain ["Cellach son of Sárán or Rónán"]
TT658.2Cellaig maic Saraín, abb Othna Moire
CSCS658Ceallaigh meic Saráin abb Othna Moire
AM657.2Ceallach, mac Saráin, abb Othna Móire
[Sagragnas ...] (d. 661-662)
UU662.1Saran nepos Critain
TT662.2Saran h-ua Cridan
CSCS662Saran h. Critain
AM661.4S. Saran ua Criotain
[Sagragnas] (d. ?)
TT662.4Onchú mac Saran
CSCS662Onchu mac Sárráin
AM660.4Onchú, mac Saráin
[] (d. 742-747)
UU747.7RSarain abbatis Benncair [Note: name is in genitive case due to sentence structure.]
TT747.8RSaraín ab Bendchair [Note: name is in genitive case due to sentence structure.]
AM742.4RSárán, abb Bennchair

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