Surname Maps for the Kenny Surname in Ireland
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Census Surname Maps for the Kenny 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 8,880 with the surname Kenny in Ireland in 1901 and 8,923 in 1911.
This ranks the surname 56th in 1901 and 55th in 1911.
Surname Count in Connacht in 1901: 2,580
Surname Ranking in Connacht in 1901: 21st
Surname Count in Leinster in 1901: 4,328
Surname Ranking in Leinster in 1901: 23rd
Surname Count in Munster in 1901: 1,294
Surname Ranking in Munster in 1901: 155th
Surname Count in Ulster in 1901: 678
Surname Ranking in Ulster in 1901: 388th
Religion statistics for Kenny in 1901 - Catholic: 94%, Anglican: 4%, Presbyterian: 1%
Religion statistics for Kenny in 1911 - Catholic: 93%, Anglican: 4%, Presbyterian: 2%, None / Not Given: 1%
Surnames with a similar spelling as Kenny.
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 Kenny is also frequent:
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