Phelan Family History

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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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Phelan Family Origin

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Phelan Family Occupations

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  • Farmer

    14%
  • Laborer

    9%
  • Keeping House

    8%
  • Keeps House

    3%

In 1880, the most common Phelan occupation in the USA was Farmer. 14% of Phelan's were Farmers. Farmer, Laborer and Keeping House were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Phelan. A less common occupation for the Phelan family was Keeps House.

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Phelan Historical Records

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Phelan Life Expectancy

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