Surname Maps for the Kerr Surname in Ireland
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Census Surname Maps for the Kerr 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 5,470 with the surname Kerr in Ireland in 1901 and 5,659 in 1911.
This ranks the surname 123rd in 1901 and 117th in 1911.
Surname Count in Connacht in 1901: 170
Surname Ranking in Connacht in 1901: 460th
Surname Count in Leinster in 1901: 613
Surname Ranking in Leinster in 1901: 310th
Surname Count in Munster in 1901: 98
Surname Ranking in Munster in 1901: 626th
Surname Count in Ulster in 1901: 4,589
Surname Ranking in Ulster in 1901: 36th
Religion statistics for Kerr in 1901 - Catholic: 34%, Presbyterian: 29%, Anglican: 29%, Methodist: 4%, Other: 2%
Religion statistics for Kerr in 1911 - Catholic: 35%, Presbyterian: 30%, Anglican: 28%, Methodist: 4%, Quaker: 1%, None / Not Given: 1%, Other: 1%
Surnames with a similar spelling as Kerr.
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 Kerr is also frequent:
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