Common Surnames in Ulster

Here are the 100 most common surnames in Ulster for the 1901 census. Numbers in brackets represent the total number of people with this surname with regard to this province.

1. Doherty (12622)

2. Gallagher (11739)

3. Wilson (11369)

4. Campbell (11115)

5. Kelly (10965)

6. Johnston (10602)

7. Smyth (9802)

8. Thompson (9026)

9. Martin (8341)

10. Smith (8314)

11. Murphy (8048)

12. Brown (8004)

13. Reilly (7797)

14. Moore (7793)

15. Stewart (7771)

16. Boyle (7570)

17. Clarke (6883)

18. Quinn (6788)

19. Graham (6782)

20. Hamilton (6569)

21. Robinson (6551)

22. Bell (6178)

23. Hughes (5994)

24. Murray (5886)

25. Maguire (5750)

26. Scott (5741)

27. Boyd (5384)

28. Duffy (5324)

29. Kennedy (5322)

30. Brady (5206)

31. Anderson (5138)

32. Reid (4886)

33. Donnelly (4870)

34. Patterson (4772)

35. Burns (4745)

36. Kerr (4589)

37. Magee (4491)

38. Armstrong (4406)

39. Lynch (4152)

40. Cunningham (3965)

41. Connolly (3929)

42. Ward (3909)

43. McLaughlin (3836)

44. Devlin (3790)

45. Ferguson (3710)

46. Crawford (3665)

47. Allen (3658)

48. Taylor (3651)

49. Craig (3593)

50. Hunter (3570)

51. Watson (3536)

52. White (3532)

53. Black (3531)

54. Bradley (3497)

55. Montgomery (3494)

56. Gibson (3458)

57. Walker (3388)

58. McKenna (3353)

59. Wright (3338)

60. Cassidy (3271)

61. Woods (3245)

62. Hanna (3240)

63. Millar (3219)

64. Kane (3171)

65. Wallace (3163)

66. Young (3148)

67. Sweeney (3125)

68. Coyle (3032)

69. Irwin (2976)

70. Fitzpatrick (2966)

71. ODonnell (2962)

72. Morrow (2937)

73. Gordon (2922)

74. Morrison (2919)

75. Elliott (2902)

76. Hill (2885)

77. Mc Kenna (2857)

78. Carson (2815)

79. Keenan (2801)

80. Orr (2778)

81. Gillespie (2777)

82. Henry (2774)

83. Mc Laughlin (2753)

84. Morgan (2753)

85. ONeill (2747)

86. McBride (2682)

87. Stevenson (2635)

88. Mitchell (2585)

89. Adams (2582)

90. McCann (2500)

91. Hall (2499)

92. McKee (2494)

93. Gray (2431)

94. Simpson (2412)

95. Jackson (2408)

96. Porter (2406)

97. Henderson (2398)

98. Byrne (2397)

99. Curran (2347)

100. Mullan (2341)