Surname Maps for the Donovan Surname in Ireland
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Census Surname Maps for the Donovan 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 9,247 with the surname Donovan in Ireland in 1901 and 8,572 in 1911.
This ranks the surname 52nd in 1901 and 62nd in 1911.
Surname Count in Connacht in 1901: 98
Surname Ranking in Connacht in 1901: 531st
Surname Count in Leinster in 1901: 604
Surname Ranking in Leinster in 1901: 313th
Surname Count in Munster in 1901: 8,436
Surname Ranking in Munster in 1901: 8th
Surname Count in Ulster in 1901: 109
Surname Ranking in Ulster in 1901: 842nd
Religion statistics for Donovan in 1901 - Catholic: 98%, Anglican: 2%
Religion statistics for Donovan in 1911 - Catholic: 98%, None / Not Given: 1%, Anglican: 1%
Surnames with a similar spelling as Donovan.
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 Donovan is also frequent:
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