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This 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...

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Elyssa Ruane-Edwards

My Great-Great grandfather was Patrick J Ruane - I believe he was married 1855 and married in January 1873 at Castlemore & Kilcolmon to Catherine McDonogh (perhaps) - The witness on the married certificate is Garret Ruane. Their oldest son, Patrick was born in England in 1874, then Martin in 1876 (my great grandfather), the rest of the children were born in Greenock Scotland and the family immigrated to the US (Pennsylvania, West Pittston) in 1886 from Glasgow. Unfortunately, Patrick J. Ruane passed away 10 years later in 1896 in mining accident which kill 58 people. Martin Married Teresa Carden and moved to Carbondale , PA. I would REALLY like to figure out more about eh family prior to leaving Ireland.

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Patrick Ruane

My grandpa was name John Ruane and dads was Lester mine Patrick

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