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Whelan Family History

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

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209,052 Birth, Marriage, and Deaths
17,199 Military Records
33,198 Immigration Records
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Name Distribution of Whelan Families

  • Number of Whelan families
     147 - 292
     50 - 146
     1 - 49
     
    from the 1920 US Federal Census Data
  • Number of Whelan families
     428 - 854
     143 - 427
     1 - 142
     
    from the 1891 England and Wales Census Data
  • Number of Whelan families
     16 - 30
     6 - 15
     1 - 5
     
    from the 1891 Scotland Census Data

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Whelan Family Origin

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Whelan Immigration Information

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Average Life Expectancy for Whelan

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Whelan Family Occupations

from 1880 Federal Census Data

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Whelan Civil War Service Records

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