Surname Maps for the Foley Surname in Ireland
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Census Surname Maps for the Foley 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 9,168 with the surname Foley in Ireland in 1901 and 8,788 in 1911.
This ranks the surname 54th in 1901 and 57th in 1911.
Surname Count in Connacht in 1901: 871
Surname Ranking in Connacht in 1901: 138th
Surname Count in Leinster in 1901: 2,072
Surname Ranking in Leinster in 1901: 69th
Surname Count in Munster in 1901: 6,014
Surname Ranking in Munster in 1901: 21st
Surname Count in Ulster in 1901: 211
Surname Ranking in Ulster in 1901: 740th
Religion statistics for Foley in 1901 - Catholic: 98%, Presbyterian: 1%, Anglican: 1%
Religion statistics for Foley in 1911 - Catholic: 97%, Presbyterian: 1%, None / Not Given: 1%, Anglican: 1%
Surnames with a similar spelling as Foley.
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 Foley is also frequent:
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