Surname Maps for the Allen Surname in Ireland
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Census Surname Maps for the Allen Surname
Note that it is likely that some Ulster-Scots speakers reported that they only spoke Irish. Both censuses contained a question concerned with whether a person spoke Irish, English or both. No other languages were mentioned.
Surname Counts and Rankings
There were 6,509 with the surname Allen in Ireland in 1901 and 6,611 in 1911.
This ranks the surname 97th in 1901 and 95th in 1911.
Surname Count in Connacht in 1901: 286
Surname Ranking in Connacht in 1901: 363rd
Surname Count in Leinster in 1901: 1,543
Surname Ranking in Leinster in 1901: 110th
Surname Count in Munster in 1901: 1,022
Surname Ranking in Munster in 1901: 195th
Surname Count in Ulster in 1901: 3,658
Surname Ranking in Ulster in 1901: 47th
Religion statistics for Allen in 1901 - Catholic: 34%, Presbyterian: 29%, Anglican: 29%, Methodist: 4%, Other: 2%
Religion statistics for Allen in 1911 - Catholic: 35%, Presbyterian: 29%, Anglican: 26%, Methodist: 5%, None / Not Given: 1%, Other: 2%
Surnames with a similar spelling as Allen.
The numbers in brackets represent the number of people with the given surname in 1901. If the surname is followed by a zero then it only occured in the 1911 census.
Common surnames in areas where Allen is also frequent:
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