Surname Maps for the Griffin Surname in Ireland
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Census Surname Maps for the Griffin 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 7,730 with the surname Griffin in Ireland in 1901 and 7,522 in 1911.
This ranks the surname 74th in 1901 and 72nd in 1911.
Surname Count in Connacht in 1901: 1,315
Surname Ranking in Connacht in 1901: 86th
Surname Count in Leinster in 1901: 952
Surname Ranking in Leinster in 1901: 207th
Surname Count in Munster in 1901: 4,792
Surname Ranking in Munster in 1901: 31st
Surname Count in Ulster in 1901: 671
Surname Ranking in Ulster in 1901: 390th
Religion statistics for Griffin in 1901 - Catholic: 93%, Anglican: 5%, Presbyterian: 1%, Methodist: 1%
Religion statistics for Griffin in 1911 - Catholic: 93%, Anglican: 5%, None / Not Given: 1%, Methodist: 1%
Surnames with a similar spelling as Griffin.
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 Griffin is also frequent:
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