Surname Maps for the Hamilton Surname in Ireland
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Census Surname Maps for the Hamilton 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 8,055 with the surname Hamilton in Ireland in 1901 and 8,208 in 1911.
This ranks the surname 70th in 1901 and 66th in 1911.
Surname Count in Connacht in 1901: 272
Surname Ranking in Connacht in 1901: 374th
Surname Count in Leinster in 1901: 938
Surname Ranking in Leinster in 1901: 209th
Surname Count in Munster in 1901: 276
Surname Ranking in Munster in 1901: 468th
Surname Count in Ulster in 1901: 6,569
Surname Ranking in Ulster in 1901: 20th
Religion statistics for Hamilton in 1901 - Presbyterian: 41%, Anglican: 37%, Catholic: 16%, Methodist: 3%, Plymouth Brethren: 1%, Other: 2%
Religion statistics for Hamilton in 1911 - Presbyterian: 40%, Anglican: 37%, Catholic: 16%, Methodist: 2%, Plymouth Brethren: 1%, None / Not Given: 1%, Baptist: 1%, Other: 1%
Surnames with a similar spelling as Hamilton.
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 Hamilton is also frequent:
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