Surname Maps for the Burke Surname in Ireland
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Census Surname Maps for the Burke 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 14,468 with the surname Burke in Ireland in 1901 and 14,222 in 1911.
This ranks the surname 20th in 1901 and 19th in 1911.
Surname Count in Connacht in 1901: 5,836
Surname Ranking in Connacht in 1901: 4th
Surname Count in Leinster in 1901: 3,008
Surname Ranking in Leinster in 1901: 40th
Surname Count in Munster in 1901: 4,675
Surname Ranking in Munster in 1901: 33rd
Surname Count in Ulster in 1901: 949
Surname Ranking in Ulster in 1901: 290th
Religion statistics for Burke in 1901 - Catholic: 96%, Anglican: 2%, Presbyterian: 1%
Religion statistics for Burke in 1911 - Catholic: 95%, Anglican: 2%, Presbyterian: 1%, None / Not Given: 1%
Surnames with a similar spelling as Burke.
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 Burke is also frequent:
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