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Meaning and Origin of: Roan

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First name origins & meanings:

  • Gaelic : Red-haired
  • English : From the rowan tree
  • Irish : Little red-haired one
  • Gaelic : Red-haired

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Last name origin & meaning:

  • Irish : variant spelling of Rowan.
  • English (of Norman origin) : habitational name from Rouen in Normandy. In Scotland the name is also derived in part from any of several places named Roan in the Borders and Strathclyde. There was also a medieval female personal name Roana, which may have given rise to some examples of the surname.

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