Surname Maps for the Butler Surname in Ireland
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Census Surname Maps for the Butler 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 5,927 with the surname Butler in Ireland in 1901 and 6,179 in 1911.
This ranks the surname 107th in 1901 and 100th in 1911.
Surname Count in Connacht in 1901: 614
Surname Ranking in Connacht in 1901: 200th
Surname Count in Leinster in 1901: 2,705
Surname Ranking in Leinster in 1901: 46th
Surname Count in Munster in 1901: 2,136
Surname Ranking in Munster in 1901: 94th
Surname Count in Ulster in 1901: 472
Surname Ranking in Ulster in 1901: 514th
Religion statistics for Butler in 1901 - Catholic: 89%, Anglican: 9%, Presbyterian: 1%, Other: 1%
Religion statistics for Butler in 1911 - Catholic: 89%, Anglican: 8%, Presbyterian: 1%, None / Not Given: 1%
Surnames with a similar spelling as Butler.
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 Butler is also frequent:
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