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Ryan Surname Origin

(Origin Irish) shortened form of O’Ryan, an Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó Riagháin ‘descendant of Rian’. King. Ryan is one of the common surnames in Ireland

Source: An Etymological Dictionary of Family and Christian Names With an Essay on their Derivation and Import; Arthur, William, M.A.; New York, NY: Sheldon, Blake, Bleeker & CO., 1857.

Ryan  Surname Meaning and Family Facts

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A Ryan Family History Thought:

'He who has no knaves, fools, or beggars in his family was begot by a flash of lightening.' --Old English Proverb

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