Ryan Name Meaning

Irish: simplified form of Mulryan. Irish: reduced form of O’Ryan, an Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó Riagháin (modern Irish Ó Riain) ‘descendant of Rian’; Ó Maoilriain ‘descendant of Maoilriaghain’, or Ó Ruaidhín ‘descendant of the little red one’. Ryan is one of the commonest surnames in Ireland; there has been considerable confusion with Regan. KaM Americanized spelling of German Rein. EG

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

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Ryan Family Origin

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Ryan Family Occupations

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  • Farmer

    19%
  • Laborer

    18%
  • Keeping House

    8%
  • Carpenter

    2%

In 1880, a less common occupation for the Ryan family was Carpenter. Farmer, Laborer and Keeping House were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Ryan. The most common Ryan occupation in the USA was Farmer. 19% of Ryan's were Farmers.

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Between 1940 and 2004, Ryan life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1945, and highest in 2004. The average life expectancy for Ryan in 1940 was 62, and 75 in 2004.

Source: Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Ryan

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