Index of Names in Irish Annals: Siadal / Siadhal

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

© 2000-2013 by Kathleen M. O'Brien. All rights reserved.
Version 2.0, updated 24 July 2013

Masculine Given Names: Siadal / Siadhal


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: 11
Found in Years: 722, 752, 757, 759, 785, 790, 794, 799, 813, 817, 828, 834, 835, 857, 908, 919, 921, 1241

Research Notes:


Further information about the name Siadal / Siadhal 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. 722)
UU722.7 Sidal Droma Laidggin ["Sidal of Druim Laidgnin"]
(d. 752-757)
UU757.6RSiadhail Linde Duachail [Note: the name is in the genitive case due to sentence structure.]
TT757.7RSíadhail Lindi Duachaill [Note: the name is in the genitive case due to sentence structure.]
AM752.3RSiadhail Linne Duachail ["Siadhail, Abbot of Linn Duachail"]
(d. 759)
UU759.1 Siadhail m. Luaith doctor ["the learned teacher Siadal son of Luath"]
(d. 785-790)
UU790.2RSiadal abbas Duiblinne
AM785.3RSiadhal, abb Duibhlinde
(d. 794-799)
UU799.7RSiadhal h. Comain abbas Cille Achaidh ["Siadal grandson of Comán, abbot of Cell Achaid,"]
AM794.4RS. Siadhal ua Commain, abb Cinn Lacha
(d. 813-817)
UU817.13RSiadal, abbas & episcopus Roiss Commain
AM813.4RSiadhal, abb & epscop Rosa Commain
(d. 828)
AM828.5RSiadhal, mac Feradhaigh, abb Cille Dara
(d. ?)
UU835.7RCaincomrac m. Siadail equonimus Chille Daro ["Caenchomrac son of Siadal, steward of Cell Dara"]
AM834.5RCaoncomhrach, mac Siadhail fertighis Cille Dara
(d. ?)
UU857.2RSiadhal Disirt Chiarain
AU857.2RSiadhal Disirt Ciaráin
(d. ?)
FAFA 423 [year 908] Maonach mc. Siadhail
FAFA 423 [year 908] Maonach mc. Siadhail, comharba Comhghaill
UU921.1 Moenach m. Siadhail, comurba Comgaill, cenn ecna innse Erenn
BM919.4 Maonach, mac Siadhail, abb Bennchair, & sccribhnidh na n-Gaoidhel uile
BM919.7 Mhaonaigh, mic Siadhail [Note: the name is in the genitive case due to sentence structure.]
(d. 1241)
Co1241.6 Siadal
LCLC1241.7 Siadail

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