Phelan Coat of Arms, Family Crest and Phelan Family History

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 or Clan is a collective term describing a group of persons whose immediate ancestors had a common surname and all inhabited the same lands.

Meaning of Symbols & Colors on the Phelan Coat of Arms

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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