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