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Many variations of the name Whealan 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.

Whealan Early Origins



The surname Whealan 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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Whealan Spelling Variations


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Whealan Spelling Variations



Just like the English language, the Gaelic language of Ireland was not standardized in the Middle Ages. Therefore, one's name was often recorded under several different spellings during the life of its bearer. Spelling variations revealed in the search for the origins of the Whealan family name include Phelan, O'Phelan, Whelan, O'Failin, Phalen, Phalon, Phaelan and many more.

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Whealan Early History


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Whealan Early History



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

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Whealan Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Whealan Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Whealan 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



Ireland became inhospitable for many native Irish families in the 19th centuries. Poverty, lack of opportunities, high rents, and discrimination forced thousands to leave the island for North Ameri ca. The largest exodus of Irish settlers occurred with the Great Potato Famine of the late 1840s. For these immigrants the journey to British North America and the United States was long and dangerous and many did not live to see the shores of those new lands. Those who did make it were essential to the development of what would become two of the wealthiest and most powerful nations of the world. These Irish immigrants were not only important for peopling the new settlements and cities, they also provided the manpower needed for the many industrial and agricultural projects so essential to these growing nations. Immigration and passenger lists have documented the arrival of various people bearing the name Whealan to North America:

Whealan Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Nicholas Whealan, who landed in Boston, Massachusetts in 1768

Whealan Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • James Whealan, who arrived in New York in 1851

Whealan Settlers in Canada in the 19th Century

  • Ellen Whealan, aged 18, arrived in Saint John, New Brunswick in 1834 aboard the schooner "Jane" from Galway, Ireland

Whealan Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • Ellen Whealan (aged 16), a servant, arrived in South Australia in 1856 aboard the ship "Aliquis"
  • Michael Whealan, aged 25, arrived in South Australia in 1857 aboard the ship "Monsoon"

Whealan Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century

  • Patrick Whealan, aged 26, a labourer, arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Strathnaver" in 1874
  • Martin Whealan, aged 23, arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Strathnaver" in 1874
  • Elizabeth Whealan, aged 21, a servant, arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Strathnaver" in 1874

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    Other References

    1. Weis, Frederick Lewis, Walter Lee Sheppard and David Faris. Ancestral Roots of Sixty Colonists Who Came to New England Between 1623 and 1650 7th Edition. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0806313676).
    2. Somerset Fry, Peter and Fiona Somerset Fry. A History of Ireland. New York: Barnes and Noble, 1993. Print. (ISBN 1-56619-215-3).
    3. O'Hart, John. Irish Pedigress 5th Edition in 2 Volumes. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1976. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-0737-4).
    4. MacLysaght, Edward. Mores Irish Familes. Dublin: Irish Academic, 1982. Print. (ISBN 0-7165-0126-0).
    5. Filby, P. William and Mary K Meyer. Passenger and Immigration Lists Index in Four Volumes. Detroit: Gale Research, 1985. Print. (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8).
    6. Bell, Robert. The Book of Ulster Surnames. Belfast: Blackstaff, 1988. Print. (ISBN 10-0856404160).
    7. Johnson, Daniel F. Irish Emigration to New England Through the Port of Saint John, New Brunswick Canada 1841-1849. Baltimore, Maryland: Clearfield, 1996. Print.
    8. Skordas, Guest. Ed. The Early Settlers of Maryland an Index to Names or Immigrants Complied from Records of Land Patents 1633-1680 in the Hall of Records Annapolis, Maryland. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1992. Print.
    9. Bullock, L.G. Historical Map of Ireland. Edinburgh: Bartholomew and Son, 1969. Print.
    10. Hanks, Patricia and Flavia Hodges. A Dictionary of Surnames. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print. (ISBN 0-19-211592-8).
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    The Whealan Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Whealan 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 29 August 2015 at 18:42.

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