Surname Maps for the Kearney Surname in Ireland
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Census Surname Maps for the Kearney 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 5,764 with the surname Kearney in Ireland in 1901 and 5,689 in 1911.
This ranks the surname 112th in 1901 and 116th in 1911.
Surname Count in Connacht in 1901: 621
Surname Ranking in Connacht in 1901: 197th
Surname Count in Leinster in 1901: 2,063
Surname Ranking in Leinster in 1901: 70th
Surname Count in Munster in 1901: 1,676
Surname Ranking in Munster in 1901: 126th
Surname Count in Ulster in 1901: 1,404
Surname Ranking in Ulster in 1901: 190th
Religion statistics for Kearney in 1901 - Catholic: 95%, Anglican: 4%, Presbyterian: 1%
Religion statistics for Kearney in 1911 - Catholic: 95%, Anglican: 3%, Presbyterian: 1%, None / Not Given: 1%
Surnames with a similar spelling as Kearney.
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 Kearney is also frequent:
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