Surname Maps for the Cunningham Surname in Ireland
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Census Surname Maps for the Cunningham 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 8,729 with the surname Cunningham in Ireland in 1901 and 8,951 in 1911.
This ranks the surname 59th in 1901 and 54th in 1911.
Surname Count in Connacht in 1901: 1,842
Surname Ranking in Connacht in 1901: 48th
Surname Count in Leinster in 1901: 1,643
Surname Ranking in Leinster in 1901: 103rd
Surname Count in Munster in 1901: 1,279
Surname Ranking in Munster in 1901: 158th
Surname Count in Ulster in 1901: 3,965
Surname Ranking in Ulster in 1901: 40th
Religion statistics for Cunningham in 1901 - Catholic: 79%, Presbyterian: 11%, Anglican: 8%, Methodist: 1%, Other: 1%
Religion statistics for Cunningham in 1911 - Catholic: 79%, Presbyterian: 10%, Anglican: 8%, None / Not Given: 1%, Methodist: 1%, Other: 1%
Surnames with a similar spelling as Cunningham.
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 Cunningham is also frequent:
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