Ryan Genealogy; Tipperary Sources; Curious notes


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Irish Family Name of the Day:


Todays family history in honor of :

1) member Patrick Ryan, whose Ryan family came over to

Carleton Place, Ontario, Canada.

2) member Nora Perry.

3) Member Brenda Gregory.

Related Spellings of the Name

Ryane, Rian, O’Ryan, Mulryan,

Mulrian, O’Mulryan, Ruan, Rouane

Varient Spelling Groups: 1825, 1831, 2494, 2998

From The Guide to the Various Spellings of

Irish Family Names


History Notes on the Name

Ryan families rank as one of the ten most numerous

in Ireland. The older forms of O'Ryan and O'Mulryan

have largely been discarded.

It appears most Ryans today descend anciently from

the O'Maoilrian family of Tipperary. This family held

Owney, Co. Tipperary and Owneyburg, Co. Limerick.

They are found on the Map of Ortelius in that area.

These lands were once known as "Owney Mulryan",

referring to the older spelling of the name there....

Keatings History also gives the O'Ryans as an ancient

family of note in other counties..... Ryan is found most

numerous of all names in Limerick and Tipperary in

modern times...

copyright 2010, IGF, based in part upon

The Book of Irish Families, great and small


Irish Family Coats of Arms in the Irish Book of Arms


A Brief search in that work shows:

1) Illustrated arms for Ryan are given in the Irish Book of Arms.


The Free Master online index at www.Irishroots.com shows:

Source Listings for the name 200+ times - a few examples:

1) D. Ryan, Giles Ryan, and others in County Tipperary, Ireland

genealogy & family history notes

2) Jas, Ryan, MD, and others in The Families of Co. Kerry.

3) King James Irish Army List

4) Ryan, Ryan of Ballycairns, Ryan births plus 15 others in

The Families of Co. Clare, Ireland

5) J. Ryan in Co. Kilkenny genealogy and family history notes.

6) John Ryan in The Families of Co. Dublin, Ireland.

7) Ryan of Clounbrick in The Families of Co. Limerick, Ireland.

8) I. Ryan, J.C. Ryan, James H. Ryan, Joel Ryan, T. Ryan,

W. Ryan and others in ‘Irish Families on the California Trail.

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Around the World, in Irish Ways.

The Web Page and Video of the Month.

1) The Ryan Clan Association (web page)


2) Green Genes, The Genealogy of the Irish Family Ryan


3) Ryan Family History over the years, (family video)


4) The National Anthem of Ireland, with flag flying


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Curious News and Notes, From Ireland today

1) Amhran na bhFiann, the Irish National Anthem is popular,

despite calls for a less ‘militaristic’ song. Well, what about

‘the rockets red glare, the bombs bursting in air’ for the U.S....

but survey shows only 7% of people actually want it changed.


2) More Irish spending vacation time at home now.

Domestic holidays up 25%


3) County Fermanagh Seaplane Festival. Seaplanes used

Northern Ireland base during WWII


4) New Home for the Book of Kells, Updated technology

will give better context then current library. Moving to

adjacent Berkeley Library by 2016