Surname Maps for the Gray Surname in Ireland
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Census Surname Maps for the Gray 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 3,727 with the surname Gray in Ireland in 1901 and 4,016 in 1911.
This ranks the surname 215th in 1901 and 197th in 1911.
Surname Count in Connacht in 1901: 296
Surname Ranking in Connacht in 1901: 359th
Surname Count in Leinster in 1901: 891
Surname Ranking in Leinster in 1901: 222nd
Surname Count in Munster in 1901: 109
Surname Ranking in Munster in 1901: 615th
Surname Count in Ulster in 1901: 2,431
Surname Ranking in Ulster in 1901: 92nd
Religion statistics for Gray in 1901 - Catholic: 36%, Presbyterian: 35%, Anglican: 23%, Methodist: 3%, Congregationalist: 1%, Other: 1%
Religion statistics for Gray in 1911 - Catholic: 36%, Presbyterian: 32%, Anglican: 24%, Methodist: 4%, Plymouth Brethren: 1%, None / Not Given: 1%, Other: 1%
Surnames with a similar spelling as Gray.
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 Gray is also frequent:
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