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Today's Irish surnames are underpinned by a multitude of rich histories. The name Ryon originally appeared in Gaelic as O Maoilriain.

Ryon Early Origins



The surname Ryon was first found in County Tipperary (Irish: Thiobraid Árann), established in the 13th century in South-central Ireland, in the province of Munster. According to O'Hart, the family claim descent from the Heremon Kings of Ireland through the MacMorough pedigree, specifically Cormac, brother of Eoghan who was ancestor of O'Righin; anglicized Mulrain, O'Ryan, Ryan and Ryne. [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
O'Hart, John, Irish Pedigrees 5th Edition in 2 Volumes. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Company, 1976. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-0737-4)
However, MacLysaght claims the family claim descent from O Maoilriain located in Owney, formerly called Owney O'Mulryan which forms two modern baronies on the borders of Limerick and Tipperary. [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
MacLysaght, Edward, Irish Families Their Names, Arms and Origins 4th Edition. Dublin: Irish Academic, 1982. Print. (ISBN 0-7165-2364-7)
As both authorities were Chief Heralds of Ireland in their own time, we must leave the reader to ponder which of the two is more likely.

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Ryon Spelling Variations


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Ryon Spelling Variations



Before widespread literacy came to Ireland, a name was often recorded under several different variations during the life of its bearer. Accordingly, numerous spelling variations were revealed in the search for the origin of the name Ryon family name. Variations found include O'Ryan, Ryan, Mulrian, Mulryan, O'Mulrian and many more.

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Ryon Early History


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Ryon Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Ryon research. Another 261 words (19 lines of text) covering the years 1694, 1760 and 1709 are included under the topic Early Ryon History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Ryon Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Ryon Early Notables (pre 1700)



Another 27 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Ryon Notables 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



Thousands of Irish families left for North American shores in the 19th century. These people were searching for a life unencumbered with poverty, hunger, and racial discrimination. Many arrived to eventually find such conditions, but many others simply did not arrive: victims of the diseased, overcrowded ships in which they traveled to the New World. Those who lived to see North American shores were instrumental in the development of the growing nations of Canada and the United States. A thorough examination of passenger and immigration lists has disclosed evidence of many early immigrants of the name Ryon:

Ryon Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • James Ryon, who arrived in Boston, Massachusetts in 1764

Ryon Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • John Ryon, aged 25, landed in Missouri in 1849
  • Thomas Ryon, aged 27, arrived in Missouri in 1849

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Contemporary Notables of the name Ryon (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Ryon (post 1700)



  • John Walker Ryon (1825-1901), American Democrat politician, U.S. Representative from Pennsylvania 13th District, 1879-81
  • John Ryon Jr., American Democrat politician, Member of Pennsylvania State Senate 11th District, 1825-29
  • J. Wilson Ryon, American Republican politician, Delegate to Republican National Convention from Maryland, 1936
  • George W. Ryon, American Democrat politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Pennsylvania, 1876

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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: Malo mori quam fodari
Motto Translation: I would rather die than be disgraced.


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Citations


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Citations



  1. ^ O'Hart, John, Irish Pedigrees 5th Edition in 2 Volumes. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Company, 1976. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-0737-4)
  2. ^ MacLysaght, Edward, Irish Families Their Names, Arms and Origins 4th Edition. Dublin: Irish Academic, 1982. Print. (ISBN 0-7165-2364-7)

Other References

  1. Grehan, Ida. Dictionary of Irish Family Names. Boulder: Roberts Rinehart, 1997. Print. (ISBN 1-57098-137-X).
  2. Rasmussen, Louis J. . San Francisco Ship Passenger Lists 4 Volumes Colma, California 1965 Reprint. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1978. Print.
  3. Egle, William Henry. Pennsylvania Genealogies Scotch-Irish and German. Harrisburg: L.S. Hart, 1886. Print.
  4. Sullivan, Sir Edward. The Book of Kells 3rd Edition. New York: Crescent Books, 1986. Print. (ISBN 0-517-61987-3).
  5. Heraldic Scroll and Map of Family names and Origins of Ireland. Dublin: Mullins. Print.
  6. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
  7. Somerset Fry, Peter and Fiona Somerset Fry. A History of Ireland. New York: Barnes and Noble, 1993. Print. (ISBN 1-56619-215-3).
  8. Fairbairn. Fairbain's book of Crests of the Families of Great Britain and Ireland, 4th Edition 2 volumes in one. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1968. Print.
  9. Best, Hugh. Debrett's Texas Peerage. New York: Coward-McCann, 1983. Print. (ISBN 069811244X).
  10. Bolton, Charles Knowles. Bolton's American Armory. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1964. Print.
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The Ryon Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Ryon 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 15 December 2015 at 14:56.

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