Ronan Family History

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Ronan Name Meaning

Irish: reduced Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó Rónáin ‘descendant of Rónán’, a personal name apparently representing a diminutive of rón ‘seal’.

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

Similar surnames: Rogan, Honan, Rohan, Rowan, Toran, Logan, Coan, Roan, Roland, Rondon

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Ronan Ethnicity Estimate

What are the common regions with the Ronan name?

These results combine data from everyone in the AncestryDNA® database with the last name Ronan. The Ancestry® ethnicity regions shown are top five most common on average for these people.

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  • Ireland & Scotland


  • England & Wales


  • Germanic Europe


  • Eastern Europe & Russia


  • European Jewish


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Ronan Family Origin

Where is the Ronan family from?

Ronan Family Occupations

What did your Ronan ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, Laborer, Farmer and Keeping House were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Ronan. A less common occupation for the Ronan family was Blacksmith. The most common Ronan occupation in the USA was Laborer. 18% of Ronan's were Laborers.

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  • Laborer

  • Farmer

  • Keeping House

  • Blacksmith


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

Ronan Historical Records

What Ronan family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 29,000 census records available for the last name Ronan. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Ronan census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger List

There are 5,000 immigration records available for the last name Ronan. 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 4,000 military records available for the last name Ronan. For the veterans among your Ronan ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Ronan Life Expectancy

What is the average Ronan lifespan?

Between 1952 and 2004, in the United States, Ronan life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1952, and highest in 2002. The average life expectancy for Ronan in 1952 was 42, and 75 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Ronan

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Ronan 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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