Surname Maps for the Breen Surname in Ireland
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Census Surname Maps for the Breen 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 4,494 with the surname Breen in Ireland in 1901 and 4,515 in 1911.
This ranks the surname 161st in 1901 and 158th in 1911.
Surname Count in Connacht in 1901: 36
Surname Ranking in Connacht in 1901: 593rd
Surname Count in Leinster in 1901: 1,964
Surname Ranking in Leinster in 1901: 77th
Surname Count in Munster in 1901: 1,541
Surname Ranking in Munster in 1901: 135th
Surname Count in Ulster in 1901: 953
Surname Ranking in Ulster in 1901: 288th
Religion statistics for Breen in 1901 - Catholic: 92%, Anglican: 5%, Methodist: 1%
Religion statistics for Breen in 1911 - Catholic: 93%, Anglican: 5%, Methodist: 1%
Surnames with a similar spelling as Breen.
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 Breen is also frequent:
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