Surname Maps for the Johnston Surname in Ireland
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Census Surname Maps for the Johnston 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 13,025 with the surname Johnston in Ireland in 1901 and 12,987 in 1911.
This ranks the surname 30th in 1901 and 29th in 1911.
Surname Count in Connacht in 1901: 657
Surname Ranking in Connacht in 1901: 183rd
Surname Count in Leinster in 1901: 1,440
Surname Ranking in Leinster in 1901: 130th
Surname Count in Munster in 1901: 326
Surname Ranking in Munster in 1901: 428th
Surname Count in Ulster in 1901: 10,602
Surname Ranking in Ulster in 1901: 6th
Religion statistics for Johnston in 1901 - Anglican: 41%, Presbyterian: 32%, Catholic: 15%, Methodist: 7%, Plymouth Brethren: 1%, Congregationalist: 1%, Other: 2%
Religion statistics for Johnston in 1911 - Anglican: 41%, Presbyterian: 32%, Catholic: 15%, Methodist: 7%, Plymouth Brethren: 1%, None / Not Given: 1%, Congregationalist: 1%, Other: 2%
Surnames with a similar spelling as Johnston.
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 Johnston is also frequent:
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