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Feland History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms



Many variations of the name Feland 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.


Early Origins of the Feland family


The surname Feland was first found in County Waterford (Irish: Port Láirge), anciently the Deise region, on the South coast of Ireland in the Province of Munster.

Early History of the Feland family


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Feland Spelling Variations


The Middle Ages saw a great number of spelling variations for surnames common to the Irish landscape. One reason for these variations is the fact that surnames were not rigidly fixed by this period. The following variations for the name Feland were encountered in the archives: Phelan, O'Phelan, Whelan, O'Failin, Phalen, Phalon, Phaelan and many more.

Early Notables of the Feland family (pre 1700)


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Migration of the Feland family to the New World and Oceana


In the 19th century, thousands of Irish left their English-occupied homeland for North America. Like most new world settlers, the Irish initially settled on the eastern shores of the continent but began to move westward with the promise of owning land. The height of this Irish migration came during the Great Potato Famine of the late 1840s. With apparently nothing to lose, Irish people left on ships bound for North America and Australia. Unfortunately a great many of these passengers lost their lives - the only thing many had left - to disease, starvation, and accidents during the long and dangerous journey. Those who did safely arrive in "the land of opportunities" were often used for the hard labor of building railroads, coal mines, bridges, and canals. The Irish were critical to the quick development of the infrastructure of the United States and Canada. Passenger and immigration lists indicate that members of the Feland family came to North America quite early:

Feland Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Emanuel Feland, aged 16, who arrived in New York in 1892 aboard the ship "Suevia" from Hamburg, Germany [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    "New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:J6R8-XQS : 6 December 2014), Emanuel Feland, 25 Jun 1892; citing departure port Hamburg, arrival port New York, ship name Suevia, NARA microfilm publication T715 and M237 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).

Feland Settlers in United States in the 20th Century

  • Logan Feland, aged 35, who arrived in New York in 1904 aboard the ship "Philadelphia" from San Juan, Puerto Rico [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    "New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:JNS4-2Z3 : 6 December 2014), Logan Feland, 21 Nov 1904; citing departure port San Juan, Puerto Rico, arrival port New York, ship name Philadelphia, NARA microfilm publication T715 and M237 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).
  • Katharine Feland, aged 39, who arrived in New York in 1920 aboard the ship "Algonquin" from Santo Domingo City [3]CITATION[CLOSE]
    "New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:J6ZL-TML : 6 December 2014), Katharine Feland, 14 Jun 1920; citing departure port Santo Domingo City, arrival port New York, ship name Algonquin, NARA microfilm publication T715 and M237 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).
  • Gabriel Gundersen Feland, aged 48, who arrived in New York in 1924 aboard the ship "Bergensfjord" from Kristiania, Norway [4]CITATION[CLOSE]
    "New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:JNZF-W3X : 6 December 2014), Gabriel Gundersen Feland, 23 Mar 1924; citing departure port Kristiania, Norway, arrival port New York, ship name Bergensfjord, NARA microfilm publication T715 and M237 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).

Contemporary Notables of the name Feland (post 1700)


  • Major General Logan Feland (1869-1936), United States Marine Corps general, Commanding General of the Department of the Pacific, eponym of the USS Feland (APA-11)

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Citations


  1. ^ "New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:J6R8-XQS : 6 December 2014), Emanuel Feland, 25 Jun 1892; citing departure port Hamburg, arrival port New York, ship name Suevia, NARA microfilm publication T715 and M237 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).
  2. ^ "New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:JNS4-2Z3 : 6 December 2014), Logan Feland, 21 Nov 1904; citing departure port San Juan, Puerto Rico, arrival port New York, ship name Philadelphia, NARA microfilm publication T715 and M237 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).
  3. ^ "New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:J6ZL-TML : 6 December 2014), Katharine Feland, 14 Jun 1920; citing departure port Santo Domingo City, arrival port New York, ship name Algonquin, NARA microfilm publication T715 and M237 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).
  4. ^ "New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:JNZF-W3X : 6 December 2014), Gabriel Gundersen Feland, 23 Mar 1924; citing departure port Kristiania, Norway, arrival port New York, ship name Bergensfjord, NARA microfilm publication T715 and M237 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).


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