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Many variations of the name Phalen 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.

Phalen Early Origins



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

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Phalen Spelling Variations


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Phalen 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 Phalen were encountered in the archives: Phelan, O'Phelan, Whelan, O'Failin, Phalen, Phalon, Phaelan and many more.

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Phalen Early History


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Phalen Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Phalen research. Another 204 words (15 lines of text) covering the year 1172 is included under the topic Early Phalen History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Phalen Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Phalen Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Phalen Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration


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The Great Migration



A great mass of Ireland's native population left the island in the 19th century, seeking relief from various forms of social, religious, and economic discrimination. This Irish exodus was primarily to North Ameri ca. If the migrants survived the long ocean journey, many unfortunately would find more discrimination in the colonies of British North America and the fledgling United States of America. These newly arrived Irish were, however, wanted as a cheap source of labor for the many large agricultural and industrial projects that were essential to the development of what would become two of the wealthiest nations in the western world. Early immigration and passenger lists indicate many people bearing the Phalen name:

Phalen Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Peter Phalen, who landed in America in 1803
  • Daniel Phalen, who arrived in New York, NY in 1816
  • Philip Phalen, aged 20, arrived in America in 1822
  • James Phalen settled in South Carolina in 1822
  • Phillip Phalen settled in Barstable in 1822

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Contemporary Notables of the name Phalen (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Phalen (post 1700)



  • George S. Phalen (1911-1998), American hand surgeon, best known for his work on carpal tunnel syndrome, eponym of Phalen's maneuver
  • Robert Phalen (b. 1937), American film and television actor
  • Patrick R. Phalen, American Democrat politician, Member of Connecticut Democratic State Central Committee, 1940
  • Mary Catherine Phalen, American Democrat politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Illinois, 1980, 1996
  • Martin Phalen, American politician, Socialist Labor Candidate for Secretary of State of Ohio, 1924
  • Lawrence Phalen, American politician, Candidate for U.S. Representative from Ohio 4th District, 1904
  • Gerard A. "Jigger" Phalen (b. 1934), former Canadian Senator, educator, and union leader from Glace Bay, Nova Scotia

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Phalen Historic Events


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Phalen Historic Events




Halifax Explosion

  • Mrs. Maria  Phalen (1857-1917), Canadian resident from Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada who died in the Halifax Explosion on 6th December 1917

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See Also


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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. O'Hart, John. Irish Pedigress 5th Edition in 2 Volumes. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1976. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-0737-4).
    2. Bowman, George Ernest. The Mayflower Reader A Selection of Articales from The Mayflower Descendent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    3. Magnusson, Magnus. Chambers Biographical Dictionary 5th edition. Edinburgh: W & R Chambers, 1990. Print.
    4. Kennedy, Patrick. Kennedy's Book of Arms. Canterbury: Achievements, 1967. Print.
    5. Woulfe, Rev. Patrick. Irish Names and Surnames Collected and Edited with Explanatory and Historical Notes. Kansas City: Genealogical Foundation, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-940134-403).
    6. Burke, Sir Bernard. General Armory Of England, Scotland, Ireland and Wales. Ramsbury: Heraldry Today. Print.
    7. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
    8. Land Owners in Ireland. Genealogical Publishing. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-1203-3).
    9. Leyburn, James Graham. The Scotch-Irish A Social History. Chapel Hill: UNC Press, 1962. Print. (ISBN 0807842591).
    10. Rasmussen, Louis J. . San Francisco Ship Passenger Lists 4 Volumes Colma, California 1965 Reprint. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1978. Print.
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    The Phalen Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Phalen 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.

    This page was last modified on 16 March 2016 at 14:08.

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