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Ruan Family History

Ruan Name Meaning
Irish and Scottish: variant of Ruane.Spanish (Ruán): possibly from ruán ‘roan’ (a color of horses), a variant of Ruano 2.Chinese : from the name of the state of Ruan, which existed during the later Shang dynasty (sometimes called the Yin dynasty, 1401–1122 bc). After this state was conquered by Wen Wang shortly before the Zhou dynasty displaced the Shang dynasty, the Ruan ruling class adopted the place name as their surname.

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press

15,717 Historical Documents with Ruan on Ancestry.com
7,255 Birth, Marriage, and Deaths
828 Military Records
1,218 Immigration Records
4,798 Census and Voter Lists
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Name Distribution of Ruan Families

  • Number of Ruan families
     20 - 37
     7 - 19
     1 - 6
     
    from the 1920 US Federal Census Data
  • Number of Ruan families
     10 - 18
     4 - 9
     1 - 3
     
    from the 1891 England and Wales Census Data
  • Sorry, we couldn't find geographic distribution information for the Ruan last name
    from the 1891 Scotland Census Data

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Ruan Family Origin

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Ruan Immigration Information

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Average Life Expectancy for Ruan

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Ruan Family Occupations

from 1880 Federal Census Data

Ruan census records

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Ruan Civil War Service Records

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