Index of Names in Irish Annals: Ultán

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

© 2000-2006 by Kathleen M. O'Brien. All rights reserved.
Version 2.0, updated 01 October 2006

Masculine Given Names: Ultán


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: 10
Found in Years: 653, 655, 656, 657, 660, 662, 663, 664, 665, 675, 677, 680, 682, 709, 711, 769, 774, 777, 782, 850, 852

Research Notes:


Further information about the name Ultán 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. 653-663)
TT653.3Ultan mac h-ui Concobair
UU657.1Ultain m.u Chonchobair
TT657.1Ulltan maic h-ui Concobair
CSCS657Ultaní macuí Conchuphair
II655.1Ultan Aird Breccain
AM656.1S. Ulltan mac ui Concobhair, ó Ard Breccain
UU663.6Ultan mcu Chonchubhair
(d. 662)
UU662.3Ultan m. Ernaine, rex Cianachte
TT662.4Ultan mac Ernine, rí Cianachta
CSCS662Ulltan mac ErnaineCiannachta
FAFA 20 [year 662]Ultán mc. Ernine, ri Ciannachta
AM660.4Ulltan, mac Ernaine, toisech Ciannachta
(d. 665)
UU665.2RUltan m. Caunga, ab Cluana Iraird
TT665.3RUltan mac h-úi Cunga ab Cluana h-Iraird
CSCS665RUlltán machui Cunga ab Cluana Iraird
AM664.1RS. Ultan mac h-ui Cunga, abb Cluana h-Ioraird
(d. ?)
UU677.2Dunchad m. Ultain
TT677.2Duncadh mac Ulltain rí Oirgiall
CSCS677Dunchadh mac UlltainAirgiall
AM675.4Dunchadh, mac Ultáin, toisech Airghiall
(d. 680-682)
UU682.2Ultan filius Diccolla
TT682.3Ulltan mac Dicholla
FAFA 82 [year 682]Ultan mc. Diocholla
AM680.4Ulltan, mac Dicollae
(d. 711)
UU711.8RUltan moccu Mein episcopus Tecle Olaind
(d. 709)
AM709.5Ultan, mac Cummine
(d. 769-774)
UU774.2RUltan h. Bero Deirgg, abbas Othne More
AM769.3RUltan h-ua Bero Dherg, abb Othna Moire
(d. 777-782)
UU782.1Ultan equonimus Bennchair
AM777.10Ultan fer tighis Beandchuir
(d. ?)
UU852.4Cenn Faelad m. Ultain sapiens Boithe Conais
AM850.11Cend Faeladh, mac Ultáin, eccnaidh Boithe Chonais

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