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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  • Farmer

    18%
  • Laborer

    12%
  • Keeping House

    8%
  • Miner

    2%

In 1880, Farmer, Laborer and Keeping House were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Whelan. The most common Whelan occupation in the USA was Farmer. 18% of Whelan's were Farmers. A less common occupation for the Whelan family was Miner.

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Whelan Historical Records

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Whelan Life Expectancy

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