Rumon Name Meaning & Origin
Origin of the name Ronan:
Very old Irish name derived from the diminutive form of rón (a seal): hence, "little seal ." The name was borne by twelve saints as well as by an ancient king of Leinster who was deceived into killing his first-born son.
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The Abbey of Saint Mary and Saint Rumon (aka Tavistock Abbey) is a ruined Benedictine abbey that was founded in 961 by Orgar, Earl of Devon.
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Saint Rumon is a 6th century British saint. He is chiefly the patron of Tavistock in Devon, but also apparently of several churches in Cornwall and Brittany (where he is variously called Ruan or Ronan). Rumon's feast day is variously given as 1st June (in Brittany), 22nd July (in Ireland), and 28th August (in England).
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Rumon is the name of a character in Anya Seton's novel Avalon.