Surname Maps for the Kelly Surname in Ireland
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Census Surname Maps for the Kelly 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 46,480 with the surname Kelly in Ireland in 1901 and 45,530 in 1911.
This ranks the surname 2nd in 1901 and 2nd in 1911.
Surname Count in Connacht in 1901: 11,789
Surname Ranking in Connacht in 1901: 1st
Surname Count in Leinster in 1901: 16,317
Surname Ranking in Leinster in 1901: 3rd
Surname Count in Munster in 1901: 7,409
Surname Ranking in Munster in 1901: 13th
Surname Count in Ulster in 1901: 10,965
Surname Ranking in Ulster in 1901: 5th
Religion statistics for Kelly in 1901 - Catholic: 94%, Anglican: 3%, Presbyterian: 2%
Religion statistics for Kelly in 1911 - Catholic: 93%, Anglican: 3%, Presbyterian: 2%, None / Not Given: 1%
Surnames with a similar spelling as Kelly.
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 Kelly is also frequent:
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