Surname Maps for the Burns Surname in Ireland
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Census Surname Maps for the Burns 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 7,395 with the surname Burns in Ireland in 1901 and 7,066 in 1911.
This ranks the surname 80th in 1901 and 84th in 1911.
Surname Count in Connacht in 1901: 799
Surname Ranking in Connacht in 1901: 151st
Surname Count in Leinster in 1901: 584
Surname Ranking in Leinster in 1901: 327th
Surname Count in Munster in 1901: 1,267
Surname Ranking in Munster in 1901: 159th
Surname Count in Ulster in 1901: 4,745
Surname Ranking in Ulster in 1901: 35th
Religion statistics for Burns in 1901 - Catholic: 72%, Presbyterian: 14%, Anglican: 11%, Methodist: 2%, Other: 1%
Religion statistics for Burns in 1911 - Catholic: 70%, Presbyterian: 14%, Anglican: 12%, Methodist: 2%, None / Not Given: 1%, Other: 1%
Surnames with a similar spelling as Burns.
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 Burns is also frequent:
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