Index of Names in Irish Annals: Tomás

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

© 2000-2003 by Kathleen M. O'Brien. All rights reserved.
Version 2.3, updated 12 September 2003

Masculine Given Names: Tomás


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: 24
Found in Years: 794, 1257, 1258, 1263, 1265, 1266, 1271, 1337, 1342, 1445, 1455, 1458, 1460, 1465, 1466, 1474, 1506, 1511, 1521, 1536, 1563, 1596

Research Notes:


Further information about the name Tomás, 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. 794)
UU794.2RTomas abbas Bennchair
II794.2RTómás scriba, abb Bennchoir
(d. 1257)
CM1257.4Tomás Ua Maoil Ciaráin Saoí Erenn
(d. 1258)
CM1258.15Tomas Ó Birn
(d. 1263)
CM1263.1RTomás Ua Ceallaigh espuc Cluana Fearta
(d. 1265)
CM1265.1RTomas mac Feargail meic Diarmada espuc Oili Finn
(d. 1265)
CM1265.1RTomas Ua Maicin espuc Luigne
(d. 1266)
CM1266.2RTomas Ua Maol Conaire aircideochain Tuama
(d. 1271)
CM1271.3Tomas Mac Muiris
(d. 1271)
Co1337.14RTomas mac Carmaicc h. Domnaill espoc Tiri Conaill
(d. 1342)
Co1342.13Tomas h. Cinga
(d. 1342)
Co1342.22Tomas Mac Gilla Coisclid
(d. 1445)
DM1445.10ANTomas Diolmain
(d. 1445)
DM1445.1RTomas Ua Lennain cananach & Sacrista Leassa Gabail
(d. 1455)
DM1455.1RTomas Ua Cairnén prióir Atha Luain ["Thomas O'Cairnen, Prior of Athlone"]
(d. 1458)
DM1458.6Mac Samhradháin Tomás mac Ferghail
(d. 1460)
DM1460.9ANTomás mac Tomáis A Búrc (ro budh Mac Uilliam dar éis Emainn A Búrc) ["Thomas, the son of Thomas Burke (who became Mac William on the death of Edmond Burke)"]
(d. 1465)
DM1465.1RTomas mac Muiris mic Matha abb Lessa Gabhail
(d. 1466)
DM1466.7Tomas Gallda mac Emainn Tirial
(d. 1474)
DM1474.22Tomás mac Domhnaill Uí Cobthaigh
(d. 1506)
EM1506.1RTomas Buidhe Mac Cosccraigh, oirchinneach Cluana h-Eoais ["Thomas Boy Mac Cosgraigh, Erenagh of Clones"]
(d. 1511)
EM1511.8Tomás mac Glaisne mic Conchobhair Uí Raighilligh
(d. 1521)
Co1521.6Ó Cathan .i. Tomas mac Aibhne
EM1521.3O Catháin .i. Tomas mac Aibhne
(d. 1536)
EM1536.7Tomas Ó h-Uiccinn oide fer n-Ereann, & Alban lé dán ["Thomas O'Higgin, Chief Preceptor of the men of Ireland and Scotland in poetry "]
(d. 1563)
EM1563.4Tomas mac Muiris Duibh, mic Seain, mic an iarla
(d. 1596)
FM1596.4Mac iarla Desmumhan [unrelated] .i. Tomas mac Sémais, mic Seain mic Tomáis Droichit Atha

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