Surname Maps for the Brown Surname in Ireland
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Census Surname Maps for the Brown 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 11,663 with the surname Brown in Ireland in 1901 and 11,557 in 1911.
This ranks the surname 38th in 1901 and 39th in 1911.
Surname Count in Connacht in 1901: 585
Surname Ranking in Connacht in 1901: 213th
Surname Count in Leinster in 1901: 1,922
Surname Ranking in Leinster in 1901: 82nd
Surname Count in Munster in 1901: 1,152
Surname Ranking in Munster in 1901: 171st
Surname Count in Ulster in 1901: 8,004
Surname Ranking in Ulster in 1901: 12th
Religion statistics for Brown in 1901 - Catholic: 35%, Presbyterian: 33%, Anglican: 24%, Methodist: 3%, Congregationalist: 1%, Other: 2%
Religion statistics for Brown in 1911 - Catholic: 34%, Presbyterian: 32%, Anglican: 27%, Methodist: 3%, None / Not Given: 1%, Other: 2%
Surnames with a similar spelling as Brown.
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 Brown is also frequent:
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