2,511 Ruane members around the world
Ruane Family HistoryThis notable Irish surname is an Anglicized form of the Old Gaelic "O'Ruadhain", which translates as "the descendant of the red one". It is not proven whether "Ruadhan" (red) refers to complexion or hair, or to some notable event relating to the prowess of a warrior, but either way it is a descriptive nickname from the pre-medieval period. The clan originated in the two ancient areas known as Ui Maine and Ui Fiachrach, in Counties Mayo and Galway respectively, and even today, with some exceptions, these remain the principle places associated with Ruane. The 16th Century Elizabethan land Registers and the 1659 Petty's "census" of Ireland give the then spelling as mainly "O'Rowane" and "O'Rowghan", although there are many forms including O'Rowan, Rown, Roan and Rowan...
Who have we missed?
Tell us about any famous Ruane (or surname variant) you think we should add here. We will get our genealogists to check them out and add them to the list. Thanks!
Join the conversation with the Ruane tribe
- Find your Ruane ancestor
- Tell us about your Ruane Family
- Tell us about your Ruane ancestors
- Ask a question about the Ruane history
- Leave a message for Ruane family members
Invite more Ruane family members!
Write an email address and click 'Invite' to share this page with more members of the Ruane tribe.
Family Coat of Arms Generator
Why not see what your family crest could look like based on your own family characteristics?Create Crest
Discover about where the Ruane live around the world
Explore where tribe members live today!