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Complete Milesian Genealogy of Meanmach, founder of Clan Mac Meanmain

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Complete Milesian Genealogy of Meanmach, founder of Clan Mac Meanmain

Ted McMenomy (View posts)
Posted: 920376000000
Classification: Biography
Surnames: Mac Meanmain, Mac Meanman, McMenomy, McMenomey, McMenamy, McMenamin
Please realize the lineage from Nos.1 to 12 are based on the bible (Genesis), Nos. 13 to 85 are based on myth and legend. Genealogist do not accept any names prior to No. 86- Niall "of the Nine Hostages" circa 400AD. This lineage is based on information recorded by the "Four Masters" in the "Annals of the History of Ireland" (typically referred to as The Annals of the Four Masters) compiled well into the 2nd millenium AD and so is considered by most to be unreliable. The final portion is based on Irish Pedigrees, among other varied sources, and family records as recorded in Burke's Genealogical and Heraldic History of the Peerage, Baronetage and Knightage (104th Ed.). There have been some reported discrepancies in published genealogies by Burke's (and others), but they are as reported by families and accepted by the Chief Herald of Ireland.
(The following is as per Genesis - assuming no gaps in the list of Genesis 5 and 11)
1. Adam & Eve created by God on the 6th day of the creation of the world. Born in the year of the world 0. Adam died at age 930.
2. Seth born in the 130th year of his father (year of the world 130) and died at 912 years of age (year of the world 1042)
3. Enos born in the 105th year of his father (year of the world 235) and died at 905 years of age (year of the world 1140)
4. Cainan born in the 90th year of his father (year of the world 325) and died at 910 years of age (year of the world 1235)
5. Mahalaleel born in the 70th year of his father (year of the world 395) and died at 895 years of age (year of the world 1290)
6. Jared born in the 65th year of his father (year of the world 460) and died at 962 years of age (year of the world 1422)
7. Enoch born in the 162nd year of his father (year of the world 662) and died at the age of 365 (year of the world 987)
8. Methuselah born in the 65th year of his father (year of the world 687) and died at the age of 969 (year of the world 1656)
9. Lamech born in the 187th year of his father (year of the world 874) and died at the age of 777 (year of the world 1651)
10. Noah "the Father of all Humanity" (of "the Great Flood" fame) born in the 182nd year of his father and died at the age of 950 (year of the world 2006). Noah was said to be a sailor (before the building and sailing of the Ark) and is credited with having invented "ale". He was 600 years old at the time of the "Great Flood" (which would have been in the year of the world 1656).
11. Japhet is said to have been 100 years of age at the time of the "Great Flood", or born in the 500th year of his father (year of the world 1556)
 Gomer
 12. Magog
 Madai
 Javan
 Thubal
 Mosoch
 Tiras
12. Magog
(The following is as per myth and legend)
13. Baoth
14. Phenius Pharsa (also written as Phoenuisa Farsaidh) "the Antiquary", King of Sythia circa 1800BC. Married to Scota of Egypt, daughter of Cinqueris, Pharaoh of Egypt. It is believed by some that the Scots take their name from her.
15. Niul after whom some say the river Nile is named (but not very likely). It is said he led his people to Egypt where they were hired as mercenaries of the Pharaoh.
16. Gaodhal Glas (aka Gael) the namesake of the Gaels or Gaelic race. As a child he was said to have been cured of a deadly serpent bite by Moses (of biblical fame). The "Ilse of Destiny" was revealed to the family as seen in a vision by Moses. This would place this generation in Egypt at the time of the Exodus of the Jews/Israelites.
17. Asruth believed to have migrated to Crete.
18. Herber Scot (also written Eimhir Scot)
19. Beman (also written Beouman)
20. Ogaman
21. Tait
22. Agnon
23. Lamhflonn which is a very interesting name if it has been transcribed properly, especially if taken in the context of the legend of the Red Hand of the O'Neills. Lamh = hand, and Flonn = blood red. Lamhflonnwould not have been in Ireland, but if the name is correct the story could have been about him. It is very likely the name was transcribed is more probable that the "l" in flonn should be an "i" which would make it Lamhfionn which means "fair handed".
Note: according to "The Annals of the Four Master" the name should be Lamhfionn
24. Heger (or Eimhir) Gunflonn (possibly another transcription error ? )
Note: according to "The Annals of the Four Master" the name should beEimhir Gunfionn
25. Agnan Fion (or Fionn)
26. Febric Glas
27. Nenal (also written Nenuall)
28. Nuadhat (also written as Nuadhad)
29. Alladh (also written as Allodh)
30. Dea (or Deag) who led a colony from Scythia to Galacia in Spain
31. Brath
32. Breogan (Brian)
33. Gallamh (aka Mils or Milesius - latin influence) King of Spain (or regions of what was to be called Spain). His people were known as the Milesians. His wife was Scota Tephi, a daughter of Nectaebus, Pharoh of Eqypt and a sister of King Solomon's Queen. The similar name "Scota" (wife of No. 14) has created some confusion in which "Scota" the Scots take their name from. The Annals of the Four Masters suggest the time period to be circa 1700BC but historians date it at 350-450 BC. Other sources suggest the time period was 1200BC. Mils had 8 sons:
 Donn who succeeded his father as King of Spain (or regions of what was to be known as Spain)
 Arec
 Amergin "White Knee" (the druid)
 Herber Fionn who became King of Southern Ireland and whose 4 sons became the 6th,7th, 8th and 9th Kings of Ireland
 Colpu
 Ir (after whom it is said Ireland is named: "land of Ir") who died while boat racing with his cousin when first arriving to Ireland
 Erannan
 34. Eermon (or Hermon), 1st (Milesian) King of Ireland (circa 1698BC per the "Four Masters")
34.Eermon (Hermon) "of the Horses" - He, his brothers and followers arrived in Inis Elga (Ireland) aboard 35 ships in the year of the world 3500 or 1699BC (per the "Four Masters"). Upon conquering Ireland from the Tuatha de Danann, Eermon was proclaimed King of Northern Ireland. After the ensuing battle with his brother (King of the south) over possession of the Hills of Tara, Eermon became the 1st (Milesian) King of Ireland...."the Land of Destiny" as foretold by Moses. Hermon had 4 sons:
 Muimhne the 3rd King of Ireland
 Luighine 4th King of Ireland
 Laighean 5th King of Ireland
 35. Irial Fiadh 10th King of Ireland
35. Irial Faidh (also written Irial Fiah) 10th King of Ireland after defeating his cousins.
36. Ethrial (also written Eithraial) 11th King of Ireland, killed by his cousin
37. Follac (or Foll-Aicch) Prince of Ireland
38. Tigernmas 13th King of Ireland
39. Eiobiothad (or Enbotha) Prince of Ireland
40. Smiorgall Prince of Ireland
41. Flacha Labhrain 18th King of Ireland
42. Aeneas Olmaead 20th King of Ireland
43. Maen (or Main) Prince of Ireland
44. Roitheaehtaigh (or Rothactach) 22nd King of Ireland
45. Deman (or Dian) Prince of Ireland
46. Sirna (or Siorna) Saoghaileach ("the Long Lived") 34th King of Ireland
47. Olioll Olchain Prince of Ireland
48. Gialchadh or Gillachaidh 37th King of Ireland
49. Nuahhas Fionnfail 39th King of Ireland
50. Aedham Glas Prince of Ireland
51. Simon Breach 44th King of Ireland ( 909-903 BC)
52. Murchad Bolgrach 46th King of Ireland
 Duach Teamharch Prince of Ireland
 Eochaidh Framhuine 51st King of Ireland
 Conang Beag-Eaghach 53rd King of Ireland
 53. Fiacha Tolgrach
53. Fiacha Tolgrach 55th King of Ireland
54. Duach Ladrach 59th King of Ireland
55. Eochy Buadach
56. Ugaine Mor (or Ugaine Magnus) "the Great" responsible for creating the 25 divisions of Ireland for his children of which only two were sons.
 Laeghaire Lore 68th King of Ireland
 57. Cobthach Caol Breagh
57. Cobthach Caol Breagh 69th King of Ireland (591-541 BC)
58. Melghe Molbthach 71st King of Ireland
59. Irereo (also written Iaran Gleofathach) 74th King of Ireland
60. Conly Caem 76th King of Ireland
61. Olioll Cas-Fiaclach ("of the Crooked Teeth") 79th King of Ireland
62. Aengus Tuirmeach-Teamhrach 81st King of Ireland (384-324BC)
 Fiacha Firmara ancestor of the Kings of Dalriada and Argyle in Scotland
 63. Enna Aighneach
63.Enna Aighneach ("the Hospitable") 84th King of Ireland (312-292 BC)
64. Lavra "the Fierce"
65. Beotach
66. Blatact
67. Esamon also written Assaman Eamhna ("of Emania")
68. Roignen Ruadh ("the Red")
69. Fionnlogh or Finn "of Emania"
70. Fionn
 Eochaid Aireamh 94th King of Ireland
 71. Eochaidh Feidhlioch
71. Eochaidh Feidhlioch 93rd King of Ireland (142-130BC). Established the 5 provinces of Ireland in place of the 25 divisions
72. Bres Nar Lothar
73. Lughaid-Sriabh-nDearg (also known as Lewy "of the Red Circles") 98th King of Ireland (34 - 8 BC) Killed himself by falling on his sword.
74. Criffan Crimthann Niadh Nor 100th King of Ireland (7 - 9 AD) married Naira daughter of Loich the son of Dareletuis of Northern Picts
75. Feredac (or Fearadac Fionn-Fearchtach) 102nd King of Ireland (14 -36 AD)
76. Fiachc II (or Fiacha Fionn Ola) 104th King of Ireland (39 -56 AD)
77. Tuathal Teachtmar 106th King of Ireland (when he came of age). He was raised by his mother and grandfather in Alba (Scotland). He restored the true royal blood and heirs to their kingdoms and created the kingdom of Midhe (or Meath) = the middle kingdom.
78. Felim Rachtmar ("the Law Giver") 108th King of Ireland (110 - 119 AD)
 Eochaidh Fionn Fohart
 Meann
 Aongas
 Cormac
 Caibre Niadh
 Art Corb
 Conla
 Den
 Bresal
 Demri
 Dubtach
 St. Brigid of Kildare
 Fiacha Suidhe
 79. Conn Cead Cathach
79. Conn Cead Cathach ("of the Hundred Battles" or "the Hundred Fighter") 110th King of Ireland (123 - 157 AD)
 Conla Ruadh ("the Red") killed by his uncles
 Crionna killed by his uncles
 80. Airt Eanfhear
80. Airt Eanfhear (Art "the Lonely" or "the Solitary") 112th King of Ireland (165 - 195 AD) so named because he mourned the death of his brothers. From Airt are descended the kings of Scotland from Fergus Mor MacEarcu (5th century) to the Stuarts.
81. Cormac MacAirt (also called Cormac MacNessa and Cormac Ulfada - "Longbeard" and "the Magnificent") 115th King of Ireland said to be the wisest and most learned of the descendants of Eermon. Cormac was considered a god king by some and recorded to be a christian by others. He died choking on a salmon bone.
82. Carby Lifeachain ("the Liffey") 117th King of Ireland (267 - 284 AD) named "the Liffey" because he was nursed on the banks of the river Liffey (which was named after Eermon's horse). He was killed in the battle of Gabhra.
 Eochaidh Dubhlinn ("the Dublin") named "the Dublin" because he was nursed in Dublin. Married Aechia the daughter of Updar, King of Alba and had three sons called "the Three Collas"
 Colla Da Chriod (also called Muireadach)
 Colla Uasal ("the Nobel" also called Carioll) 121st King of Ireland (322 - 326 AD) and was forced into exile to Alba. Some say he took the name Scot to Alba and hence it became known as Scotland
 Colla Meadhan ("the Famous")
 Eocho
 Rochadh
 Deach Dorn
 Labhradh ancestor of the Laury Clan
 Brian ancestor of the O'Briens of Arcaill
 Fiach (also called Feig)
 83. Fiacha Scrubhtaine King of Connaught
83. Fiacha Scrubhtaine or Fiacha III 120th King of Ireland
84. Muireadeach Tireach or Muredach II 122nd King of Ireland. Defeated King Colla and banished him from Ireland.
85. Eochu Mugmemdon or Muigh Meadhoin ("Slaves Lord") King of Tara living 360AD, earned his nickname by slave raids on Roman Britain. In one raid he carried off and married (2nd wife) the Princess Cartha Cais Dubh or Carinna (mother of No. 86), who was despised by his 1st wife, Mong Fionn, who bore him his first three and last (5th) sons.
 Brian ancestor of the O'Connors of Connaught
 Fiachra
 Oillioll
 Daithi 127th King of Ireland (405 - 426 AD)
 Oilioll Molt 129th King of Ireland (459 - 479 AD)
 86. Niall Noigiallach
 Fergus
86. Niall Noigiallach ("of the Nine Hostages") aka Niall Mor ("the Great") 127th King of Ireland 380-405AD, in whose time the Royal House of Tara asserted a nominal suzerainty over the whole island. Niall succeeded his father over his 3 older brothers (of his 1st wife). Niall was killed by Eocha, Prince of Leinster while in Gaul (France) in a ford of the river Leon (now called Lianne) that spot is now called the Ford of Niall near Boulogue-sur-mer. Niall was the first to refer to Alba (Scotland) as "Scotia Minor" and Inis Ealga (Ireland) as "Scotia Major". It is said Niall is responsible for having captured the young boy, later to be St. Patrick, along with his 2 sisters during a raid along the coast of Britain. Niall had no children with his first wife and 12 sons with his second.
 Leogaire or Leaghaire (Lewy) 128th King of Ireland 428-458AD in whose time St.Patrick was Chief Apostle of Ireland. Leogaire remained a pagan because of a promise to his father. He was buried (as was the custom) standing, with his weapons, at the rampart of Tara facing towards his enemies in Leinster. His descendants are the family O'Coindealbhain, now Kindellan or Quinlan who held the territory in Meath until 1690AD.
 Conall Cremhtoinn King of Meath, died 480AD ancestor of the Kings of Brega and the Kings of Uinech (Ulster) who formed the principal branch of the southern Ui Niall (children of Niall) that alternated with the northern Ui Niall as Kings of Ireland. From him descended 17 Kings of Ireland including King Maelsechlainn Mor (died 1022AD) whose line were Kings of Meath until 1173AD. They were known as the Clann Colmain and their chieftains took the name O'Maelsechlainn, anglicised to O'Melaghlin and later McLoughlin
 Maine died 440AD ancestor of the O'Catharnaigh (of Meath). A descendant, Tadg (died 1084AD) was nicknamed Sionnach ("the Fox") which the family adopted as the surname (Fox). The present chieftain, styled "The Fox", resides in Australia.
 87. EoganKing of Ailech, from whom the O'Neills descended
 Conall Gulban King of Tir Conaill ("Land of Conall" or Tryconnell in Donegall) which was his share of the families conquests in north-west Ulster after 425AD. His descendants were known as the Cenel Conaill, formed one of the the principal branches of the northern Ui Niall, members of this branch were Abbotts of Iona, Abbotts of Dunkeld, and Kings of Scots from Duncan I (slain by MacBeth 1040AD) to Alexander III (died of a fall from his horse 1285/86AD). Conall Gulban was slain by the Fibolgs before 465AD
 Doi, ancestor of the Cenel Duach
 Ninnid
 Baetan, King of Ireland 572-569AD
 Fergus Cennfada ("Long-Head") married Eirc, dau. of Loarn Mor King of the Scots who settled in Argyll
 Setna
 Ainmire, King of Ireland 566-569AD
 Aedh, King of Ireland 592-598AD who avenged his father's death by Fergus MacNelline and also invaded Leinster to avenge his amorous son's death but, even though protected by a wall of shields, was unhorsed and beheaded by Bran Dubh ("the Black") King of Leinster. Aedh was ancestor to 7 other Kings of Ireland up to 734AD and ancestor of the families O'Gallachubair (O'Gallagher), O'Canannan and O'Maeldoraidh (O'Muldory of Loch Erne)
 Colum, ancestor of St.Adaman, Abbot of Iona 679-704AD
 Lugaid, ancestor of the families O'Domhnaill (O'Donnell) Kings of Tir Conaill until the 17th century ("Flight of the Earls")
 Feidhlimidh married Eithne, dau. of a cadet of the Royal House of Leinster
 St. Columba His real name was Crimthann ("Fox"), his monastinic nickname was Colmcille ("Dove of the Church") and was later latinized to Columba. Born 7th December 521AD, died 9th June 597AD. Apostle of the northern Picts (Picti = painted people). Caused a war with his kinsmen and defeated Diarmaid, King of Ireland (southern Ui Niall) in 561 (over the right to copy a psalm book). Went into voluntary exile and founded the abbey of Iona where he continued to copy religious books in peace. Converted Bruide, King of the Picts and inaugurated his own cousin Aidan (female line ancestor to Queen Victoria) as King of the Scots of Dalraida in 574AD
 Eogan, ancestor to the family of O'Firghill or O'Freel
 Eatach
 St. Barrfhionn, Bishop of Drumcallen
 Fiacha
 Cairbre
 Fegus founder of the Cineal Fergusa (Kindred of Fergus) and ancestor of the O'Hagans, O'Quinns and O'Mallans among others
 Eanna or Enda
 Aongus
 Ualdhearg
 Fergus alt-Leathan
87. Eogan (Eoghan or Owen) King of Ailech, founder of the Cennal Eogan (kindred of Eogan) was personnally baptised by St. Patrick and nicknamed "the Lion" Eogan MacNiall by St. Patrick (circa 442AD). His mother was Ine, dau. of Dubtach, son of Moindach, King of Ulster. Established his own kingdom in the peninsula still called after him, Innishowen ("Eogan's Isle"). Died in 465AD, buried at Eskaheen. His descendants known as the Cenel Eoghain became the principal branch of the northern Ui Niall. Married a foreign princess, Indorb Finn ("the White").
 88. Muiredach
 Eochaid Binnigh ("the Tuneful") ancestor of St.Maelrubha 642-722AD, founder of Applecross Abbey in Pictland, 673AD
 Fergus
 Fiachra, Bishop of Cenel Eoghain circa 500AD
88. Muiredach, King of Ailech died circa 480. Eloped with Earca or Eirc, wife of a British King called Saran and dau. of Loarn "the Great" a King of the Scots in Argyll ("Scotia Minor")
 Muircheartach Mor MacEarca
 89. Moen, ancestor of Cenel Moen including Domnall O'Gairmleadhaigh, King of Cenel Eoghain 1143-1145AD
 Feradach, ancestor of Cenel Fearadhaigh
 Sibhe Menn "the Little", King of Ireland 615-628AD, "the valourous sage". Slew his kinsman Maelcobha, King of Ireland 615AD (head of the Cenel Conaill) and took his place on the throne whereafter the Cenel Eoghain and Cenel Conaill were rivals for Kingship of Ireland.
 Eraine, King of Ailech (630 - 636 AD)
 Eogan
 Ronan
 Feradach
 St. Mura (Muran), Abbot of Fahan, Derry (west of Innishowen) Born in Donegal, died circa 645AD. Patron saint of the O'Neills. His pastoral staff and bell still exist today. A handful of sand from near his tomb is believed to protect the holder from drowning. St. Mura's Feast Day is celebrated on March 12th.
90. Columan
91. Faelan
92. Endadaidh
93. Scralach
94. Crean
95. Gairmliach
96. Donal
97. Crean Oge
98. Lochlann
99. Dalbach
100. Maoldun
101. Maolmaodhog
102. Cathmaol
103. Gairmliach
104. Maccraith
105. Meanmach Pronounced “Menamax.” This name is the adjective form of the noun “Meanma,” which conjugates to “Mac Meanmain,” anglicized to McMenomy, McMenamin, and other variations. All members of the clan Mac Meanmain are descended from this Meanmach.

*** Special thanks to the OÂ’Neill family homepage. The introduction and entries #1-89 are copied directly from their page:
Entries #90-105 were taken directly from “Irish Pedigrees” by John O’Hart, and are listed under the Michel and Crean pedigrees (generation numbers are 1 off, however, as I followed the O’Neill page numbering). I am currently working on matching these people with their respective years, places, titles, and stories. All help is encouraged and greatly appreciated.

Ted McMenomy



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