Surname Maps for the Byrne Surname in Ireland
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Census Surname Maps for the Byrne 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 28,224 with the surname Byrne in Ireland in 1901 and 28,485 in 1911.
This ranks the surname 6th in 1901 and 5th in 1911.
Surname Count in Connacht in 1901: 1,664
Surname Ranking in Connacht in 1901: 59th
Surname Count in Leinster in 1901: 22,669
Surname Ranking in Leinster in 1901: 1st
Surname Count in Munster in 1901: 1,494
Surname Ranking in Munster in 1901: 140th
Surname Count in Ulster in 1901: 2,397
Surname Ranking in Ulster in 1901: 97th
Religion statistics for Byrne in 1901 - Catholic: 98%, Anglican: 1%
Religion statistics for Byrne in 1911 - Catholic: 98%, None / Not Given: 1%, Anglican: 1%
Surnames with a similar spelling as Byrne.
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 Byrne is also frequent:
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