Ryans Family History

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Ryans Name Meaning

Variant of Irish Ryan, with English patronymic -s. pwh: EG deled sense 2.***

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


Similar surnames: Bryans, Ryant, Ryan, Brians, Ryals, Rans, Ryon, Rhyan, Roan, Rian

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Ryans Family Origin

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Ryans Family Occupations

What did your Ryans ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, a less common occupation for the Ryans family was Furnaceman. Coal Miner, Labourer and Chimney Sweep were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Ryans. The most common Ryans occupation in the UK was Coal Miner. 16% of Ryans's were Coal Miners.

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  • Coal Miner

    16%
  • Labourer

    8%
  • Chimney Sweep

    5%
  • Furnaceman

    5%

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

Ryans Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Ryans. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Ryans 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 642 immigration records available for the last name Ryans. 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 1,000 military records available for the last name Ryans. For the veterans among your Ryans ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Ryans Life Expectancy

What is the average Ryans lifespan?

Between 1953 and 2004, in the United States, Ryans life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1959, and highest in 2004. The average life expectancy for Ryans in 1953 was 71, and 79 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Ryans

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Ryans 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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