55,484 Whelan Members around the world.
See one of our recent Ireland101 Tribe Gatherings
The family surname Whelan is an anglicisation of the Irish surname, Ó Faoláin. The surname originates from the Middle Irish 'Úa Faeláin' the name of the 10th to 11th century ruling dynasy of the Déisi, a population group inhabiting the area of the modern county of Waterford and south county Tipperary in the early medieval period. The word "faolán" is derived from the Old Irish word "faelán" meaning a small wolf.
You must be logged in to add to the gallery.
Find your Whelan ancestor
Tell us about your Whelan Family
Ask a question about the Whelan history
Tell us about your Whelan ancestors
You must be logged in to post comments.