The name ‘Ryan’ originates from Ireland. It is a variant of the name ‘Mulryan’ which was simplified as ‘Ryan’. The surname is particulary common in Tipperary, Ireland. It is also an Anglicized form of Gaelic ‘O Riain’ ‘descendant of ‘Rian’ or ‘Riaghan’, a personal name of uncertain origin. ‘Ryan’ is one of the most commonest surnames in Ireland. Compiled information from Historical and Private archive’s has not definately determined when the surname ‘Ryan’ and or it’s variant’s, date back to, however it is thought that it could date as far back as the 11th century. The exact period of settlement in North America has not been definately determined but Information extracted from Public and Civil registry archive’s confirm that one of the first settlers was a certain ‘James Ryan’, emigrated from County Roscommon, Ireland, in 1840. He had a son, ‘John Marshall Ryan’, born 1863, of Indianappolis, Indiana, who married… Coat of arms: Gules thr…
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