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Many variations of the name Whelan 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.

Whelan Early Origins



The surname Whelan 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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Whelan Spelling Variations


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Whelan Spelling Variations



Those scribes in Ireland during the Middle Ages recorded names as they sounded. Consequently, in this era many people were recorded under different spellings each time their name was written down. Research on the Whelan family name revealed numerous spelling variations, including Phelan, O'Phelan, Whelan, O'Failin, Phalen, Phalon, Phaelan and many more.

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Whelan Early History


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Whelan Early History



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

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Whelan Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Whelan Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Whelan 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



Thousands of Irish families left for North American shores in the 19th century. These people were searching for a life unencumbered with poverty, hunger, and racial discrimination. Many arrived to eventually find such conditions, but many others simply did not arrive: victims of the diseased, overcrowded ships in which they traveled to the New World. Those who lived to see North American shores were instrumental in the development of the growing nations of Canada and the United States. A thorough examination of passenger and immigration lists has disclosed evidence of many early immigrants of the name Whelan:

Whelan Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Mary Whelan, who arrived in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1747 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)

Whelan Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Joseph Whelan, aged 25, who landed in New York in 1812 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
  • James Whelan, aged 29, who landed in Maryland in 1813 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
  • Nicholas Whelan, who arrived in New York, NY in 1815 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
  • Michael Whelan, who landed in New York in 1824 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
  • John Whelan, aged 40, who arrived in St Louis, Missouri in 1840 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Whelan Settlers in Canada in the 18th Century

  • Charles Whelan, who arrived in Nova Scotia in 1749
  • Robert Whelan, who landed in Halifax, Nova Scotia in 1749

Whelan Settlers in Canada in the 19th Century

  • Sarah Whelan, who arrived in Nova Scotia in 1823
  • Margaret Whelan, who arrived in Nova Scotia in 1829
  • Catherine Whelan, who landed in Nova Scotia in 1830
  • Andrew Whelan, who arrived in Nova Scotia in 1833
  • Lawrence Whelan, who landed in Nova Scotia in 1833
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Whelan Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • William Whelan, aged 25, who arrived in South Australia in 1851 aboard the ship "Catherine" [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) CATHERINE 1851. Retrieved http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1851Catherine.htm
  • Edward Whelan, aged 23, who arrived in South Australia in 1851 aboard the ship "Catherine" [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) CATHERINE 1851. Retrieved http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1851Catherine.htm
  • John Whelan, aged 28, who arrived in South Australia in 1851 aboard the ship "Catherine" [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) CATHERINE 1851. Retrieved http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1851Catherine.htm
  • John Whelan, aged 28, a labourer, who arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Catherine" in 1851 [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) CATHERINE 1851. Retrieved http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1851Catherine.htm
  • William Whelan, aged 25, a labourer, who arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Catherine" in 1851 [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) CATHERINE 1851. Retrieved http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1851Catherine.htm
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Whelan Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century

  • Philip Whelan, aged 28, a labourer, who arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Maori" in 1864
  • Mary Whelan, aged 26, who arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Maori" in 1864
  • Margaret Whelan, aged 2 mths., who arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Maori" in 1864
  • Christopher Whelan, aged 22, who arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Oxford" in 1874
  • Michael Whelan, aged 22, a servant, who arrived in Nelson aboard the ship "Adamant" in 1874
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Contemporary Notables of the name Whelan (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Whelan (post 1700)



  • Robert Louis Whelan (1912-2001), bishop in the Catholic Church in the United States
  • Tim Whelan (1893-1957), American film director, writer, producer and actor
  • Edward L. Whelan, American Democrat politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from New Jersey, 1940, 1944 (alternate), 1952 (alternate), 1956; Chair of Union County Democratic Party, 1945
  • Dennis J. Whelan, American Democrat politician, Mayor of Troy, New York, 1886-94
  • Danny P. Whelan, American politician, Mayor of Weston, West Virginia, 1985-87
  • Dan M. Whelan, American Democrat politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Utah, 1940
  • Charles Elbert Whelan (1862-1928), American politician, Mayor of Madison, Wisconsin, 1898-99
  • Anna M. Whelan, American Democrat politician, Alternate Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Massachusetts, 1936, 1948
  • Francis C. Whelan, American politician, U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of California, 1961-64
  • George J. Whelan, American politician, Mayor of San Francisco, California, 1856
  • ... (Another 33 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Whelan Historic Events


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Whelan Historic Events




RMS Lusitania


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Suggested Readings for the name Whelan


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Suggested Readings for the name Whelan



  • Wheeland/Wieland/Wheland/Weyland and Allied Families (also Whelan Family) by Alvin L. Anderson.
  • Heirs of Eleanor Abell & Thomas Greenwell & Charles Joseph Whelan, Elias Richard Ray & Martha Ellen Buckman by Tillie Whelan Onischak.

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Citations


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Citations



  1. ^ Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
  2. ^ State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) CATHERINE 1851. Retrieved http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1851Catherine.htm

Other References

  1. Bolton, Charles Knowles. Bolton's American Armory. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1964. Print.
  2. Chadwick, Nora Kershaw and J.X.W.P Corcoran. The Celts. London: Penguin, 1970. Print. (ISBN 0140212116).
  3. Rasmussen, Louis J. . San Francisco Ship Passenger Lists 4 Volumes Colma, California 1965 Reprint. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1978. Print.
  4. Zieber, Eugene. Heraldry in America. Philadelphia: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
  5. MacLysaght, Edward. Irish Families Their Names, Arms and Origins 4th Edition. Dublin: Irish Academic, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-7165-2364-7).
  6. Vicars, Sir Arthur. Index to the Prerogative Wills of Ireland 1536-1810. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
  7. Somerset Fry, Peter and Fiona Somerset Fry. A History of Ireland. New York: Barnes and Noble, 1993. Print. (ISBN 1-56619-215-3).
  8. MacLysaght, Edward. The Surnames of Ireland 3rd Edition. Dublin: Irish Academic, 1978. Print. (ISBN 0-7165-2278-0).
  9. Browning, Charles H. Americans of Royal Descent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
  10. Sullivan, Sir Edward. The Book of Kells 3rd Edition. New York: Crescent Books, 1986. Print. (ISBN 0-517-61987-3).
  11. ...

The Whelan Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Whelan 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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