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Riordan Name Meaning

Irish: reduced form of O’Riordan, an Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó Ríoghbhárdáin ‘descendant of Rióghbhárdán’, a byname composed of the elements ríogh- ‘royal’ + a diminutive of bárd ‘bard’, ‘poet’.

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


Similar surnames: Lordan, O'riordan, Toran, Doran, Ronan, Corgan, Corban, Gordon

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Riordan Family Origin

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Riordan Family Occupations

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  • Farmer

    23%
  • Laborer

    15%
  • Keeping House

    6%
  • Carpenter

    3%

In 1880, Farmer, Laborer and Keeping House were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Riordan. The most common Riordan occupation in the USA was Farmer. 23% of Riordan's were Farmers. A less common occupation for the Riordan family was Carpenter.

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