Phelen heads of household in the 1911 census


Click on the red marker on the map below for a link to the full 1911 census entry.

For background on how the map was made (and its flaws), see the relevant blog entry.

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.
Ó Fialáin Phelan: fíor-annamh mar ghalldú sa chás sa. Clann fhileata in Ultaibh. SI.
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.
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.
 

Variants in 1911, with total occurences

Phelan: 322
Phelen: 1
Phelin: 1
Phelon: 1
Philan: 5
Welan: 1
Whalan: 3
Whealan: 4
Whealon: 2
Wheelan: 8
Whelan: 661
Whelen: 1
Whellan: 1
Whelon: 5
Whilan: 8

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