Wheelahan



COUNTY SURNAME MAP



Wheelahan households in mid-19th century Ireland

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Wheelahan households in each county in the Primary Valuation property survey of 1847-64.


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Cork 1 Kildare 3
Laois 9 Offaly 2
Tipperary 4 Westmeath 5

SURNAME DICTIONARY/ SLOINNTE NA h-EIREANN

Whelehan: fairly numerous: S Midlands etc. Ir. Ó Faoileacháin, faoileach, joyful. A name associated with W Meath. SGG.
Willaghan: Very rare: Belfast. See Willoughan.
Willighan: Very rare: Ballymena (Antrim), Bangor (Down). See Willoughan.
Willoughan: Very rare: Sion Mills (Tyrone), Ballymena (Antrim). Ir. ? Uilleachán, uilleach, angular, with corners. This is speculative. See also Woulaghan, Wolohan.
Ó Faoileacháin: Whelehan: cuíosach líonmhar: deisceart an Láir & rl. Bhain an chlann sa leis an Iar-Mhí. Brí: faoileach = áthasach, gaolmhar le fáilte.


Variants and total numbers.
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SURNAME
TOTAL
Wheelaghan 10
Wheelahan 24
Wheelehan 7
Wheelihan 6
Whelaghan 17
Whelahan 23
Whelehan 43


Recorded variants listed in other sources.
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SURNAME
Ó Faoileacháin
Welligan
Whelagan
Whellaghan
Willaghan
Willighan
Willoughan


SECOND SURNAME


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