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Ó Maoilriain - 'descendant of the follower of Rian', anglicised in later times as Ryan.

Ó Riain - 'descendant of Rian', anglicised as Ryan.

Ó Ruadháin - 'descendant of Ruadhán, from the epithet 'red', more often anglicised as Ruane, though sometimes as Royan and Ryan.

The first of these surnames although inhabiteding their Munster homelands from early times, were originally a Leinster sept, according to Fr Woulfe in 'Sloinnte Gaedheal is Gall' 1923). In the 13th and 14th centuries they moved to the baronies of Owney and Owney Beg in Tipperary and Limerick. The name Ryan is still most numerous in Co Tipperary.

The second surname is that of a sept in Co Carlow, who were lords of Uí Dróna (Idrone), before spreading in later times throughout eastern Ireland.

The third surname comes from two septs in Connacht, in Mayo and Galway. The usual anglicisation is Ruane, but the name is sometimes disguised, according to Fr Woulfe, as Ryan.

The name occurs as a 'Principal Irish Name' in Petty's 1659 'Census' of Ireland, in the above counties, more often as Mulryane etc in Tipperary and Limerick. The same is true of the 1664 'Hearth Money Rolls' (ed. Laffan) for Co Tipperary, where the name in this form is numerous.

By the time of Griffith's 'Primary Valuation' of Irish households between 1848 and 1860, Ryan is most found in counties Tipperary (4090) Limerick (1263) Kilkenny (616) and Cork (416)

Two Famous Ryans:
William Patrick Ryan (1867-1942) born in Tipperary, was an author and journalist; founder of the socialist newspapers 'Peasant' and 'Irish Nation'.
Francis Thomas Ryan (1862-1927) a member of the US Navy, who received the Medal of Honour for bravery during the Boxer Rebellion

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Am an only child with little facts re my great grandparents. Patrick Ryan was killed in a railroad accident in Youngstown, Ohio in 1892. He left his wife, Ellen Muldowney from Kilkenny, per her obituary, and 3 almost adult grown children. John Patrick is my Great Grandfather and then Edward M and Mary. John P died in 1919, leaving my Grandma, Anna McVey, with 3 children under 6. John, William Grant and Mary. Dad is William (1912-1991). Any help would be appreciated. Some day, I hope to see photos. Rosemary

Anthony Barrett

(Part 1 of 3) The Ryan name has a long history in the British Isles, but now DNA and some recorded history says its origin is from the south-west region of the Emerald Island. The Ryan story [dominated by DNA tribal marker R1b-L513, Subgroup O2] can trace their beginnings to what is now County Kerry from 50 BCE. Perhaps the journey begins with the Clanna Dedad; Deda, son of Sen or Deda Mac Sin. The Ryan surname origin is possibly a branch of what will become the Dáirine [R1b-L513] who are found in south Ireland around 300 CE.

Anthony Barrett

(Part 2 of 3) According to research, the Dáirine will join with the Dál Riata of north-east Ireland and invade Scotland around 500 CE. But how could this be? Recent discoveries from DNA testing are unlocking the migration patterns of Celtic tribes as late as 800 CE to 1200 CE. The Ryan story begins in pre-history Ireland but many of his descendants will then move to Kintyre, Scotland where they and other R1b-L513 members will form the Dalriada. This line and many of his kin will then travel to Brittany, France during the Dark Ages.

Anthony Barrett

(Part 2 of 3) According to research, the Dáirine will join with the Dál Riata of north-east Ireland and invade Scotland around 500 CE. But how could this be? Recent discoveries from DNA testing are unlocking the migration patterns of Celtic tribes as late as 800 CE to 1200 CE. The Ryan story begins in pre-history Ireland but many of his descendants will then move to Kintyre, Scotland where they and other R1b-L513 members will form the Dalriada. This line and many of his kin will then travel to Brittany, France during the Dark Ages.

Anthony Barrett

(Part 3 of 3) Discover their newly found untold story and how forgotten texts bring their story back to life. From the ebook, “The Tribe Within” learn how DNA unfolds this amazing tale and if you look in the right places, how history narrates this evidence. There is another written account of their story, but it is camouflaged in smoke and myth – it will become the tales of King Arthur. Come follow in the footsteps of Deda Mac Sin and visit https://www.smashwords.com/books/view/401207

ryan808

My great grandfather Matthew Ryan was married to Hattie Hookano in Hawaii sometime in the early 1900s. Our ancestry family tree can be found here trees.ancestry.comtree16268950familyfamilyview if you are related to me or know anything more about my family tree please feel free to contact me through ancestry.com.

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