Whalen 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

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.

Variants in 1911, with total occurences

Whalan: 3
Whalen: 12
Whealon: 2
Whelan: 661
Whelen: 1
Whellan: 1
Whelon: 5
Whilan: 8

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