Folan Family History

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Folan Name Meaning

Irish: reduced Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó Faoláin ‘descendant of Faolán’ (see Whelan).

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press

Similar surnames: Solan, Foran, Nolan, Dolan, Toran, Ronan, Coan, Honan, Bolan, Tolan

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Folan Family Origin

Where is the Folan family from?

Folan Family Occupations

What did your Folan ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, the most common Folan occupation in the UK was Labourer. 33% of Folan's were Labourers. Labourer, Coppersmith Labr and Dye Worker were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Folan. A less common occupation for the Folan family was Farm Lab.

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  • Labourer

  • Coppersmith Labr

  • Dye Worker

  • Farm Lab


Census records can tell you a lot of little known facts about your Folan ancestors, such as occupation. Occupation can tell you about your ancestor's social and economic status.

Folan Historical Records

What Folan family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 9,000 census records available for the last name Folan. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Folan census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger List

There are 4,000 immigration records available for the last name Folan. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in the UK, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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Draft Card

There are 902 military records available for the last name Folan. For the veterans among your Folan ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Folan Life Expectancy

What is the average Folan lifespan?

Between 1950 and 2004, in the United States, Folan life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1950, and highest in 1988. The average life expectancy for Folan in 1950 was 39, and 76 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Folan

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Folan ancestors lived in harsh conditions. A short lifespan might also indicate health problems that were once prevalent in your family. The SSDI is a searchable database of more than 70 million names. You can find birthdates, death dates, addresses and more.

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