Phelan Family History
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Phelan Name Meaning
variant of Whelan. Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó Fialáin ‘descendant of Fialán’, a personal name representing a diminutive of Fial, meaning ‘generous’, ‘modest’, ‘honorable’. This is the surname of a bardic family in northern Ireland.
Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press
Similar surnames: Whelan, Hearn, Keelan, Pallas, Geelan, Helin, Heelan, Pelan, Thelen