Surname Maps for the Higgins Surname in Ireland
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Census Surname Maps for the Higgins 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 7,737 with the surname Higgins in Ireland in 1901 and 7,658 in 1911.
This ranks the surname 73rd in 1901 and 68th in 1911.
Surname Count in Connacht in 1901: 3,306
Surname Ranking in Connacht in 1901: 11th
Surname Count in Leinster in 1901: 1,681
Surname Ranking in Leinster in 1901: 101st
Surname Count in Munster in 1901: 1,445
Surname Ranking in Munster in 1901: 144th
Surname Count in Ulster in 1901: 1,305
Surname Ranking in Ulster in 1901: 211th
Religion statistics for Higgins in 1901 - Catholic: 93%, Anglican: 5%, Presbyterian: 1%
Religion statistics for Higgins in 1911 - Catholic: 93%, Anglican: 5%, Presbyterian: 1%
Surnames with a similar spelling as Higgins.
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 Higgins is also frequent:
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