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Ryman Family History

Ryman Name Meaning

English: occupational name for a dealer in rye from Middle English rie ‘rye’ + -man. Swedish: habitational name formed with man ‘man’ for someone from a place called with the element ryd ‘woodland clearing’. Americanized form of Swiss German Rymann: variant of Reimann 1

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names 2nd edition, 2022

Similar surnames: Rayman, Rydman, Eyman, Nyman, Lyman, Byman, Osman, Roman, Edman

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Where is the Ryman family from?

You can see how Ryman families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Ryman family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Ryman families were found in United Kingdom in 1891. In 1911 there were 35 Ryman families living in Ontario. This was about 71% of all the recorded Ryman's in Canada. Ontario had the highest population of Ryman families in 1911.
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What did your Ryman ancestors do for a living?

In 1921, Laborer and Servant were the top reported jobs for men and women in the Canada named Ryman. 34% of Ryman men worked as a Laborer and 100% of Ryman women worked as a Servant. .

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*We display top occupations by gender to maintain their historical accuracy during times when men and women often performed different jobs.

Top Male Occupations In 1921

  • Laborer
  • Labourer
  • Farmer
  • Painter

Top Female Occupations In 1921

  • Servant
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Census Records

There are 20,000 census records available for the last name Ryman. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Ryman census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger Lists

There are 2,000 immigration records available for the last name Ryman. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in Canada, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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Draft Cards

There are 2,000 military records available for the last name Ryman. For the veterans among your Ryman ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Ryman lifespan?

Between 1957 and 2004, in the United States, Ryman life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1960, and highest in 1991. The average life expectancy for Ryman in 1957 was 61, and 78 in 2004.

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