Whelihan Family History

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Whelihan Name Meaning

Irish: Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó Faoileacháin ‘descendant of Faoileachán’, a byname from faoileach ‘joyful’.

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

Similar surnames: Relihan, Whelan, Sheridan, Houlihan, Sheehan, Phelan, Holian, Whelton

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Whelihan Family Origin

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Whelihan Family Occupations

What did your Whelihan ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, a less common occupation for the Whelihan family was Farming. The most common Whelihan occupation in the USA was Laborer. 33% of Whelihan's were Laborers. Laborer, Boatman and Cartman were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Whelihan.

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  • Laborer

  • Boatman

  • Cartman

  • Farming


Census records can tell you a lot of little known facts about your Whelihan ancestors, such as occupation. Occupation can tell you about your ancestor's social and economic status.

Whelihan Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 1,000 census records available for the last name Whelihan. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Whelihan census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger List

There are 79 immigration records available for the last name Whelihan. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in the USA, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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Draft Card

There are 220 military records available for the last name Whelihan. For the veterans among your Whelihan ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Whelihan Life Expectancy

What is the average Whelihan lifespan?

Between 1962 and 2004, in the United States, Whelihan life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1994, and highest in 1990. The average life expectancy for Whelihan in 1962 was 68, and 81 in 2004.

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An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Whelihan ancestors lived in harsh conditions. A short lifespan might also indicate health problems that were once prevalent in your family. The SSDI is a searchable database of more than 70 million names. You can find birthdates, death dates, addresses and more.

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