Surname Maps for the Gallagher Surname in Ireland
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Census Surname Maps for the Gallagher 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 19,599 with the surname Gallagher in Ireland in 1901 and 19,031 in 1911.
This ranks the surname 9th in 1901 and 8th in 1911.
Surname Count in Connacht in 1901: 5,993
Surname Ranking in Connacht in 1901: 3rd
Surname Count in Leinster in 1901: 1,323
Surname Ranking in Leinster in 1901: 143rd
Surname Count in Munster in 1901: 544
Surname Ranking in Munster in 1901: 315th
Surname Count in Ulster in 1901: 11,739
Surname Ranking in Ulster in 1901: 2nd
Religion statistics for Gallagher in 1901 - Catholic: 95%, Anglican: 3%, Presbyterian: 1%
Religion statistics for Gallagher in 1911 - Catholic: 95%, Anglican: 2%, Presbyterian: 1%
Surnames with a similar spelling as Gallagher.
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 Gallagher is also frequent:
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