Whelan



Household numbers by county in Griffith's (1847-64), as on the map

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Surname Dictionary

Ó Faoláin fairly rare: Dublin, South East. Ir. Lang. See Whelan.
Ó Faoláin Phelan, Whelan: an-líonmhar: gach aird - san Oir-dheisceart & sa Mhumhain go sonrach. Tiarnaí na nDéise - Ó Faoláin an chéad taoiseach a thuit agus é ag cosaint na tíre ar na Normannaigh. Bhí clann eile i gCill Chainnigh. Fréamh: ón bhfocal faol a chiallaíonn mac tíre. Féach Ó Fialáin, leis. IF.
Phelan Very numerous: all areas, especially South East. Ir. Ó Faoláin, faol, a wolf. They were chiefs of the Déise (Waterford). In 1169 A.D. the first man to fall in battle resisting the Invasion. In W Ulster, a bardic family, Ó Fialáin. SI & IF.
Whalen Very rare: Tipperary. As Whelan.
Whealen Very rare: Dublin. See Whelan.
Whelan Very numerous: all areas, especially South east and Munster. Ir. Ó Faoláin, faol, wolf. A sept of the Decies, Waterford; Ó Faoláin was the first chief to fall resisting the Invasion in 1169. See also Phelan. IF.

    Maps

  • Whelan in 1659.
  • Whelan births mapped 1864-1913
  • Whelan 1901 census map
  • Whelan 1911 census map
  • Whelan Roman Catholic baptisms

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