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Folan Family History

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

40,735 Historical Documents with Folan on Ancestry.com
20,530 Birth, Marriage, and Deaths
837 Military Records
3,849 Immigration Records
8,525 Census and Voter Lists
6,994 Member Trees

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Name Distribution of Folan Families

  • Number of Folan families
     21 - 40
     8 - 20
     1 - 7
     
    from the 1920 US Federal Census Data
  • Number of Folan families
     10 - 17
     4 - 9
     1 - 3
     
    from the 1891 England and Wales Census Data
  • Number of Folan families
     8 - 14
     3 - 7
     1 - 2
     
    from the 1891 Scotland Census Data

Folan census records

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Folan Family Origin

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Folan Immigration Information

from the New York Passenger Lists

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Average Life Expectancy for Folan

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Folan Family Occupations

from 1880 Federal Census Data

Folan census records

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Folan Civil War Service Records

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