If you are conducting some Phelan family history research then you can view the Phelan coat of arms and the name meaning and origin of the name as well as the meaning of symbols below. This is a great place to start when tracing your genealogy and Phelan surname history and will help you answer the question 'what is the meaning of my name?'
The names Phelan and Whelan
in Ireland both derive from
the O'Faolain Septs that were
principally located in Counties
Waterford and Kilkenny.
Phelan is now among the fifty
most frequently found names in the
country and it is in the ancestral
homeland Counties that the majority
of descendants can still be found.
A Sept is an ancient form of a Clan and is a group of people whose ancestors all bore the same surname and inhabited the same locality.
|Argent/White or Silver||Denotes Peace and Sincerity.|
|Azure/Blue||Represents Loyalty and Truth.|
|Gules/Red||'The Martyr's colour', signifies Military Fortitude and Magnanimity.|
|Chief||Dominion, authority, wisdom, achievement in battle|
|Fleur de Lis||Representing Purity and Light. Is also the floral symbol of France|
|Fusil||Denotes Travel and Labour|
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