Surname Maps for the Kennedy Surname in Ireland
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Census Surname Maps for the Kennedy 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 18,059 with the surname Kennedy in Ireland in 1901 and 17,528 in 1911.
This ranks the surname 11th in 1901 and 13th in 1911.
Surname Count in Connacht in 1901: 2,117
Surname Ranking in Connacht in 1901: 35th
Surname Count in Leinster in 1901: 4,609
Surname Ranking in Leinster in 1901: 20th
Surname Count in Munster in 1901: 6,011
Surname Ranking in Munster in 1901: 22nd
Surname Count in Ulster in 1901: 5,322
Surname Ranking in Ulster in 1901: 29th
Religion statistics for Kennedy in 1901 - Catholic: 78%, Presbyterian: 12%, Anglican: 8%, Methodist: 1%, Other: 1%
Religion statistics for Kennedy in 1911 - Catholic: 78%, Presbyterian: 11%, Anglican: 8%, None / Not Given: 1%, Methodist: 1%
Surnames with a similar spelling as Kennedy.
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 Kennedy is also frequent:
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