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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my ancestors are Patrick Whelan born 1797 died 1896 wife of Patrick is Hanna Finn born 1810 lemrick ireland died St Elizabeth Missouri my great grandfather was William whalen born 1855 Indianabut 1908 red river Texas brothers and sisters of William is Jeremiah born limrick Ireland 1845 Patrick born 1851 IndianaJohn Thomas born 1857 Hanna bien 1835 Limerick Ireland and Mary 1838
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