Surname Maps for the Gillespie Surname in Ireland
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Census Surname Maps for the Gillespie 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 3,380 with the surname Gillespie in Ireland in 1901 and 3,431 in 1911.
This ranks the surname 234th in 1901 and 235th in 1911.
Surname Count in Connacht in 1901: 365
Surname Ranking in Connacht in 1901: 320th
Surname Count in Leinster in 1901: 215
Surname Ranking in Leinster in 1901: 561st
Surname Count in Munster in 1901: 23
Surname Ranking in Munster in 1901: 701st
Surname Count in Ulster in 1901: 2,777
Surname Ranking in Ulster in 1901: 81st
Religion statistics for Gillespie in 1901 - Catholic: 52%, Anglican: 23%, Presbyterian: 21%, Methodist: 1%, Other: 2%
Religion statistics for Gillespie in 1911 - Catholic: 51%, Anglican: 25%, Presbyterian: 20%, Methodist: 2%, None / Not Given: 1%, Congregationalist: 1%, Other: 1%
Surnames with a similar spelling as Gillespie.
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 Gillespie is also frequent:
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