Surname Maps for the Kavanagh Surname in Ireland
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Census Surname Maps for the Kavanagh 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 8,443 with the surname Kavanagh in Ireland in 1901 and 8,667 in 1911.
This ranks the surname 64th in 1901 and 60th in 1911.
Surname Count in Connacht in 1901: 343
Surname Ranking in Connacht in 1901: 331st
Surname Count in Leinster in 1901: 6,934
Surname Ranking in Leinster in 1901: 11th
Surname Count in Munster in 1901: 803
Surname Ranking in Munster in 1901: 235th
Surname Count in Ulster in 1901: 363
Surname Ranking in Ulster in 1901: 598th
Religion statistics for Kavanagh in 1901 - Catholic: 98%, Anglican: 2%
Religion statistics for Kavanagh in 1911 - Catholic: 97%, None / Not Given: 1%, Anglican: 1%
Surnames with a similar spelling as Kavanagh.
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 Kavanagh is also frequent:
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