Surname Maps for the Doherty Surname in Ireland
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Census Surname Maps for the Doherty 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 17,827 with the surname Doherty in Ireland in 1901 and 17,574 in 1911.
This ranks the surname 12th in 1901 and 11th in 1911.
Surname Count in Connacht in 1901: 2,157
Surname Ranking in Connacht in 1901: 34th
Surname Count in Leinster in 1901: 1,278
Surname Ranking in Leinster in 1901: 150th
Surname Count in Munster in 1901: 1,770
Surname Ranking in Munster in 1901: 119th
Surname Count in Ulster in 1901: 12,622
Surname Ranking in Ulster in 1901: 1st
Religion statistics for Doherty in 1901 - Catholic: 94%, Anglican: 4%, Presbyterian: 2%
Religion statistics for Doherty in 1911 - Catholic: 93%, Anglican: 4%, Presbyterian: 2%, None / Not Given: 1%
Surnames with a similar spelling as Doherty.
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 Doherty is also frequent:
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