Folan Name Meaning

Irish: reduced Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó Faoláin ‘descendant of Faolán’ (see Whelan).

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press


Similar surnames: Solan, Foran, Nolan, Dolan, Toran, Ronan, Coan, Honan, Bolan, Tolan

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Folan Family Origin

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Folan Family Occupations

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  • Farmer

    26%
  • Laborer

    20%
  • Boat Builder

    3%
  • Boot And Shoe Maker

    3%

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In 1880, Farmer, Laborer and Boat Builder were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Folan. A less common occupation for the Folan family was Boot And Shoe Maker. The most common Folan occupation in the USA was Farmer. 26% of Folan's were Farmers.

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Folan Life Expectancy

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United States

Between 1950 and 2004, Folan life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1950, and highest in 1988. The average life expectancy for Folan in 1950 was 39, and 76 in 2004.

Source: Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Folan

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