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The family surname Whelan is an anglicisation of the Irish surname, ? Faol?in. The surname originates from the Middle Irish '?a Fael?in' the name of the 10th to 11th century ruling dynasy of the D?isi, a population group inhabiting the area of the modern county of Waterford and south county Tipperary in the early medieval period. The word "faol?n" is derived from the Old Irish word "fael?n" meaning a small wolf.

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Annie Cherry

Jimmy J - my Phelan's are also from Gornahoe, Tipperary. My g-grandfather was Thomas Phelan married to Bridget Costello of Longfordpass North, Tipperary. I believe his father may have been Richard Phelan. His descendants are still living at the family farm,


I am in search of more information regarding my paternal great great grandfather. I have very little information about him - His name was Thomas Phelan. I know he was married to Jane Stapleton and came over to the USA sometime between 1706 and 1726. He had a son who was also named Thomas Patrick Phelan, born in 1726. If you have any information at all, it would be most appreciated.


Brandy Rene Phelan


the has all our info - we are all descendents of Catherine Treacy and Patrick Phelan who came to NYC in the early 1900s. His father and mother were Michael and Anne Phelan from Gortnahoe in Tipperary Catherine Treacy was from Thurles


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