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O'ryan Name Meaning

(Leinster) Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó Riagháin (modern Irish Ó Riain) ‘descendant of Rian, earlier Riaghán’, a personal name of uncertain etymology. See also Ryan. (Munster) Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó Maoilriain ‘descendant of Maoilriaghain’, a personal name meaning ‘follower of Riaghán’. (Connacht) Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó Ruaidhín ‘descendant of the little red one’, from a diminutive of ruadh ‘red’.

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


Similar surnames: Ryan, Cryan, O'regan, Toran, O'dea, Oran, Orman, O'dean, Bryan, Organ

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O'ryan Family Origin

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O'ryan Family Occupations

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  • Laborer

    38%
  • School Teacher

    25%
  • Carpenter

    13%
  • Farmer

    13%

In 1880, the most common O'ryan occupation in the USA was Laborer. 38% of O'ryan's were Laborers. A less common occupation for the O'ryan family was Farmer. Laborer, School Teacher and Carpenter were the top 3 reported jobs worked by O'ryan.

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O'ryan Life Expectancy

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