Last name: WHELAN

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WHELAN : This last name is indexed 111,702 times on Geneanet!

Origin of last name

WHELAN : Irish (southern counties): shortened and altered Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó Faoláin ‘descendant of Faolán’ a personal name based on a diminutive of faol ‘wolf’. This name is also Anglicized as Phelan and Folan or ‘translated’ as Woulfe. The Irish name also occurs in a form without initial f namely Ó hAoláin and Ó hAoileáin Anglicized as Heelan and with excrescent final -d as Hyland and Holland 6.

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