Surname Maps for the Keenan Surname in Ireland
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Census Surname Maps for the Keenan 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 4,653 with the surname Keenan in Ireland in 1901 and 4,526 in 1911.
This ranks the surname 152nd in 1901 and 157th in 1911.
Surname Count in Connacht in 1901: 386
Surname Ranking in Connacht in 1901: 309th
Surname Count in Leinster in 1901: 1,378
Surname Ranking in Leinster in 1901: 135th
Surname Count in Munster in 1901: 88
Surname Ranking in Munster in 1901: 636th
Surname Count in Ulster in 1901: 2,801
Surname Ranking in Ulster in 1901: 79th
Religion statistics for Keenan in 1901 - Catholic: 91%, Anglican: 5%, Presbyterian: 3%, Methodist: 1%, Other: 1%
Religion statistics for Keenan in 1911 - Catholic: 89%, Anglican: 6%, Presbyterian: 4%, None / Not Given: 1%
Surnames with a similar spelling as Keenan.
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 Keenan is also frequent:
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