Whelan Family History

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Whelan Name Meaning

Irish (southern provinces): reduced and altered Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó Faoláin ‘descendant of Faolán’, a personal name representing a diminutive of faol ‘wolf’.

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


Similar surnames: Phelan, Heelan, Keelan, Geelan, Whelihan, Shean, Helin, Thelen, Wean

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Whelan Family Origin

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Whelan Family Occupations

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  • Labourer

    6%
  • Tailor

    3%
  • Cooper

    3%
  • Coal Miner

    2%

In 1881, a less common occupation for the Whelan family was Coal Miner. Labourer, Tailor and Cooper were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Whelan. The most common Whelan occupation in the UK was Labourer. 6% of Whelan's were Labourers.

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Whelan Historical Records

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Whelan Life Expectancy

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