Ruan Name Meaning

Irish and Scottish: variant of Ruane. Spanish (Ruán): possibly from ruán ‘roan’ (a color of horses), a variant of Ruano 2. Chinese : from the name of the state of Ruan, which existed during the later Shang dynasty (sometimes called the Yin dynasty, 1401–1122 bc). After this state was conquered by Wen Wang shortly before the Zhou dynasty displaced the Shang dynasty, the Ruan ruling class adopted the place name as their surname.

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


Similar surnames: Guan, Quan, Yuan, Duan, Ruen, Roan, Ban, Truan, Kuan, Ruano

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Ruan Family Origin

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Ruan Family Occupations

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  • Agricultural Labourer

    25%
  • Bricklayers Labourer

    13%
  • Cotton Grinder

    13%
  • Creeler

    13%

In 1881, the most common Ruan occupation in the UK was Agricultural Labourer. 25% of Ruan's were Agricultural Labourers. A less common occupation for the Ruan family was Creeler. Agricultural Labourer, Bricklayers Labourer and Cotton Grinder were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Ruan.

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United States

Between 1968 and 2004, Ruan life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1986, and highest in 1974. The average life expectancy for Ruan in 1968 was 84, and 81 in 2004.

Source: Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Ruan

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