Whelehan households in mid-nineteenth century Ireland

Householders by county in (1847-64), as on the map

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Surname Dictionary

Ó Faoileacháin Whelehan: cuíosach líonmhar: deisceart an Láir & rl. Bhain an chlann sa leis an Iar-Mhí. Brí: faoileach = áthasach, gaolmhar le fáilte.
Whelehan fairly numerous: S Midlands etc. Ir. Ó Faoileacháin, faoileach, joyful. A name associated with W Meath. SGG.
Willaghan Very rare: Belfast. See Willoughan.
Willighan Very rare: Ballymena (Antrim), Bangor (Down). See Willoughan.
Willoughan Very rare: Sion Mills (Tyrone), Ballymena (Antrim). Ir. ? Uilleachán, uilleach, angular, with corners. This is speculative. See also Woulaghan, Wolohan.

Parishes where Whelehan and a second surname are found together


Variants in Griffith's
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