O'ryan Family History

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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

What did your O'ryan ancestors do for a living?

In 1939, Assurance Superintendent and Unpaid Domestic Duties were the top reported jobs for men and women in the UK named O'ryan. 8% of O'ryan men worked as an Assurance Superintendent and 35% of O'ryan women worked as an Unpaid Domestic Duties. Some less common occupations for Americans named O'ryan were Cemetery Grave Digger (h Wo and Childrens Nurse

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Top Male Occupations in 1939

  • Assurance Superintendent
  • Catholic Priest
  • Cementery Grave Digger
  • Cemetery Grave Digger (h Wo

Top Female Occupations in 1939

  • Unpaid Domestic Duties
  • Clerk Ministry Of Labour
  • Housekeeper
  • Childrens Nurse

*We display top occupations by gender to maintain their historical accuracy during times when men and women often performed different jobs.

O'ryan Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name O'ryan. Like a window into their day-to-day life, O'ryan 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 847 immigration records available for the last name O'ryan. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in the UK, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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Draft Card

There are 372 military records available for the last name O'ryan. For the veterans among your O'ryan ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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O'ryan Life Expectancy

What is the average O'ryan lifespan?

Between 2001 and 2002, in the United States, O'ryan life expectancy was at its lowest point in 2001, and highest in 2002. The average life expectancy for O'ryan in 2001 was 55, and 61 in 2002.

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