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Where did the Irish Phalon family come from? What is the Irish Phalon family crest and coat of arms? When did the Phalon family first arrive in the United States? Where did the various branches of the family go? What is the Phalon family history?Many variations of the name Phalon have evolved since the time of its initial creation. In Gaelic it appeared as O Faoilain, which is derived from the word faol, which means wolf.
Irish names were rarely spelled consistently in the Middle Ages. Spelling variations of the name Phalon dating from that time include Phelan, O'Phelan, Whelan, O'Failin, Phalen, Phalon, Phaelan and many more.
First found in County Waterford.
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Phalon research. Another 204 words(15 lines of text) covering the year 1172 is included under the topic Early Phalon History in all our PDF Extended History products.
More information is included under the topic Early Phalon Notables in all our PDF Extended History products.
A massive amount of Ireland's native population left the island in the 19th century for North America and Australia in hopes of finding more opportunities and an escape from discrimination and oppression. A great portion of these migrants arrived on the eastern shores of the North American continent. Although they were generally poor and destitute, and, therefore, again discriminated against, these Irish people were heartily welcomed for the hard labor involved in the construction of railroads, canals, roadways, and buildings. Many others were put to work in the newly established factories or agricultural projects that were so essential to the development of what would become two of the wealthiest nations in the world. The Great Potato Famine during the late 1840s initiated the largest wave of Iris immigration. Early North American immigration and passenger lists have revealed a number of people bearing the name Phalon or a variant listed above:
Phalon Settlers in the United States in the 19th Century
The Phalon Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Phalon Family Crest was drawn according to heraldic standards based on published blazons. We generally include the oldest published family crest once associated with each surname.
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