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Phelan Family History

Phelan Name Meaning
variant of Whelan.Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó Fialáin ‘descendant of Fialán’, a personal name representing a diminutive of Fial, meaning ‘generous’, ‘modest’, ‘honorable’. This is the surname of a bardic family in northern Ireland.

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

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118,778 Birth, Marriage, and Deaths
14,727 Military Records
20,746 Immigration Records
87,199 Census and Voter Lists
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Name Distribution of Phelan Families

  • Number of Phelan families
     221 - 439
     74 - 220
     1 - 73
     
    from the 1920 US Federal Census Data
  • Number of Phelan families
     99 - 195
     34 - 98
     1 - 33
     
    from the 1891 England and Wales Census Data
  • Number of Phelan families
     8 - 13
     3 - 7
     1 - 2
     
    from the 1891 Scotland Census Data

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Phelan Family Origin

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Phelan Immigration Information

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Average Life Expectancy for Phelan

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Phelan Family Occupations

from 1880 Federal Census Data

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Phelan Civil War Service Records

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