Cryan Family History

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Cryan Name Meaning

Irish: reduced Anglicized form of Gaelic Mac Ruaidhín ‘son of Ruaidhín’, a byname meaning ‘the little red one’, from a diminutive of ruadh ‘red’. Compare Ryan, O’Ryan.

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

Similar surnames: Ryan, Crean, Curran, Cavan, Corgan, Cahan, Cowan, Rian, Crahan, Bryan

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Cryan Family Origin

Where is the Cryan family from?

Cryan Family Occupations

What did your Cryan ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, Laborer, Farmer and Boarding were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Cryan. The most common Cryan occupation in the USA was Laborer. 21% of Cryan's were Laborers. A less common occupation for the Cryan family was Boot & Shoe Maker.

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  • Laborer

  • Farmer

  • Boarding

  • Boot & Shoe Maker


Census records can tell you a lot of little known facts about your Cryan ancestors, such as occupation. Occupation can tell you about your ancestor's social and economic status.

Cryan Historical Records

What Cryan family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 7,000 census records available for the last name Cryan. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Cryan census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

Search 1940's US census records for Cryan

Passenger List

There are 2,000 immigration records available for the last name Cryan. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in the USA, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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Draft Card

There are 1,000 military records available for the last name Cryan. For the veterans among your Cryan ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Cryan Life Expectancy

What is the average Cryan lifespan?

Between 1956 and 2004, in the United States, Cryan life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1956, and highest in 1989. The average life expectancy for Cryan in 1956 was 29, and 83 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Cryan

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Cryan ancestors lived in harsh conditions. A short lifespan might also indicate health problems that were once prevalent in your family. The SSDI is a searchable database of more than 70 million names. You can find birthdates, death dates, addresses and more.

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