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

Ready to discover your family story?

Simply start with yourself and we'll do the searching for you.

Folan Family Origin

Where is the Folan family from?

SHOW MORE

Folan Family Occupations

What did your Folan ancestors do for a living?

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.

SHOW MORE
  • Labourer

    33%
  • Coppersmith Labr

    8%
  • Dye Worker

    8%
  • Farm Lab

    8%

In 1881, 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. The most common Folan occupation in the UK was Labourer. 33% of Folan's were Labourers.

Source: Census data for Folan | Data not to scale

Folan Historical Records

What Folan family records will you find?

Census records can give you a fascinating window into the day-to-day lives of your Folan ancestors - like hours worked per week, level of education, veteran status, employers, and more.

Search 1891 UK census records for Folan

Solve your own mystery as you explore your history.

Folan Life Expectancy

What is the average Folan lifespan?

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.

SHOW MORE

United States

Between 1950 and 2004, 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.

Source: Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Folan

Famous Folan Family

Is anyone famous hiding in your tree?

SHOW MORE
Ella Fitzgerald1918 - 1996 (78)
Ansel Easton Adams1902 - 1984 (82)
Frank Lloyd Wright1867 - 1959 (91)
Victor Hugo1802 - 1885 (83)
Ella Fitzgerald1918 - 1996 (78)
Ansel Easton Adams1902 - 1984 (82)
Frank Lloyd Wright1867 - 1959 (91)

Babe Ruth1895 - 1948 (53)
Martin Luther King, Jr.1929 - 1968 (39)
Amelia Earhart1897 - 1939 (41)
Mark Twain1835 - 1910 (74)
Babe Ruth1895 - 1948 (53)
Martin Luther King, Jr.1929 - 1968 (39)
Amelia Earhart1897 - 1939 (41)
Look up another name