Whelehan Catholic baptisms in Ireland

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Surname Dictionary

Ó Faoileacháin Whelehan: cuíosach líonmhar: deisceart an Láir & rl. Bhain an chlann sa leis an Iar-Mhí. Brí: faoileach = áthasach, gaolmhar le fáilte.
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.

Parishes where Whelehan and a second surname are both baptised.


RC parishes and households

This list shows total Whelehan Roman Catholic baptisms by county and parish.
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Variants and totals

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