Surname Maps for the Hughes Surname in Ireland
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Census Surname Maps for the Hughes 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 11,720 with the surname Hughes in Ireland in 1901 and 11,637 in 1911.
This ranks the surname 36th in 1901 and 38th in 1911.
Surname Count in Connacht in 1901: 1,812
Surname Ranking in Connacht in 1901: 52nd
Surname Count in Leinster in 1901: 3,607
Surname Ranking in Leinster in 1901: 29th
Surname Count in Munster in 1901: 307
Surname Ranking in Munster in 1901: 443rd
Surname Count in Ulster in 1901: 5,994
Surname Ranking in Ulster in 1901: 23rd
Religion statistics for Hughes in 1901 - Catholic: 84%, Anglican: 10%, Presbyterian: 4%, Methodist: 1%, Other: 1%
Religion statistics for Hughes in 1911 - Catholic: 84%, Anglican: 10%, Presbyterian: 4%, None / Not Given: 1%, Methodist: 1%, Other: 1%
Surnames with a similar spelling as Hughes.
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 Hughes is also frequent:
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