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Multiple Origins for the Surname Ruane


Irish


The surname Ruane is derived from the Gaelic Ó Ruadháin.

Ruane Early Origins



The surname Ruane was first found in East Galway (Irish: Gaillimh) part of the province of Connacht, located on the west coast of the Island, where they were a sept of the Ui Maine. Perhaps the first on record is Felix O'Ruadhain, Archbishop of Tuam, and an Irish prelate at the Lateran Council in Rome in 1215.

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Ruane Spelling Variations


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Ruane Spelling Variations



Spelling variations of this family name include: Roan, Rohan, Roohan, Ruane, Ruane, O Rouine, Rogan, O Rogan, Rowan and many more.

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Ruane Early History


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Ruane Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Ruane research. Another 216 words (15 lines of text) covering the years 1564, 1751, and 1834 are included under the topic Early Ruane History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Ruane Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Ruane Early Notables (pre 1700)



Another 29 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Ruane Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Ruane In Ireland


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Ruane In Ireland



Some of the Ruane family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. Another 34 words (2 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration


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The Great Migration



Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Ruane Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Auston Ruane, aged 30, who arrived in America, in 1893
  • James Ruane, aged 11, who arrived in America, in 1894
  • Helen Ruane, aged 16, who arrived in America, in 1896

Ruane Settlers in United States in the 20th Century

  • Kate Ruane, aged 22, who arrived in America from Boglegram, Ireland, in 1906
  • John Ruane, aged 22, who arrived in America from Balla, Ireland, in 1907
  • Anne Ruane, aged 27, who arrived in America from Kiltemajh, Ireland, in 1907
  • Catherine Ruane, aged 27, who arrived in America from Swinford, Ireland, in 1908
  • Hary Ruane, aged 19, who arrived in America from Kelkelly, Ireland, in 1909
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Ruane Settlers in Canada in the 19th Century

  • Thomas Ruane, aged 34, a yeoman, who arrived in Saint John, New Brunswick in 1833 aboard the ship "Elizabeth" from Galway, Ireland

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Contemporary Notables of the name Ruane (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Ruane (post 1700)



  • Paul G. Ruane, former Republican member of the Pennsylvania House of Representatives
  • J. Michael Ruane (1927-2006), American politician
  • William J. Ruane (1925-2005), American Wall Street investment manager
  • John V. Ruane (1936-2006), American Thoroughbred horse racing jockey
  • Tom Ruane, Captain of the Second Western Division of the Irish Republican Army, from 1916-1920
  • Caitríona Ruane (b. 1962), Sinn Féin politician and a member of the Northern Ireland Assembly
  • Terry Ruane (b. 1946), English actor and director
  • Christopher Shaun Ruane (b. 1958), Welsh Labour Party politician
  • Martin Austin Ruane (1946-1998), English professional wrestler of Irish descent

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Motto


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Motto



The motto was originally a war cry or slogan. Mottoes first began to be shown with arms in the 14th and 15th centuries, but were not in general use until the 17th century. Thus the oldest coats of arms generally do not include a motto. Mottoes seldom form part of the grant of arms: Under most heraldic authorities, a motto is an optional component of the coat of arms, and can be added to or changed at will; many families have chosen not to display a motto.

Motto: Cresco per crucem
Motto Translation: I increase by the cross


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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Bell, Robert. The Book of Ulster Surnames. Belfast: Blackstaff, 1988. Print. (ISBN 10-0856404160).
    2. Woodham-Smith, Cecil. The Great Hunger Ireland 1845-1849. New York: Old Town Books, 1962. Print. (ISBN 0-88029-385-3).
    3. Chadwick, Nora Kershaw and J.X.W.P Corcoran. The Celts. London: Penguin, 1970. Print. (ISBN 0140212116).
    4. Fitzgerald, Thomas W. Ireland and Her People A Library of Irish Biography 5 Volumes. Chicago: Fitzgerald. Print.
    5. Egle, William Henry. Pennsylvania Genealogies Scotch-Irish and German. Harrisburg: L.S. Hart, 1886. Print.
    6. Heraldic Scroll and Map of Family names and Origins of Ireland. Dublin: Mullins. Print.
    7. Weis, Frederick Lewis, Walter Lee Sheppard and David Faris. Ancestral Roots of Sixty Colonists Who Came to New England Between 1623 and 1650 7th Edition. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0806313676).
    8. Magnusson, Magnus. Chambers Biographical Dictionary 5th edition. Edinburgh: W & R Chambers, 1990. Print.
    9. O'Hart, John. Irish Pedigress 5th Edition in 2 Volumes. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1976. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-0737-4).
    10. Zieber, Eugene. Heraldry in America. Philadelphia: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
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    The Ruane Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Ruane Family Crest was drawn according to heraldic standards based on published blazons. We generally include the oldest published family crest once associated with each surname.

    This page was last modified on 9 January 2017 at 09:15.

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