Surname Maps for the Leary Surname in Ireland
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Census Surname Maps for the Leary 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 5,675 with the surname Leary in Ireland in 1901 and 4,290 in 1911.
This ranks the surname 115th in 1901 and 176th in 1911.
Surname Count in Connacht in 1901: 60
Surname Ranking in Connacht in 1901: 569th
Surname Count in Leinster in 1901: 1,058
Surname Ranking in Leinster in 1901: 187th
Surname Count in Munster in 1901: 4,433
Surname Ranking in Munster in 1901: 40th
Surname Count in Ulster in 1901: 124
Surname Ranking in Ulster in 1901: 827th
Religion statistics for Leary in 1901 - Catholic: 98%, Anglican: 2%
Religion statistics for Leary in 1911 - Catholic: 97%, Anglican: 2%, None / Not Given: 1%
Surnames with a similar spelling as Leary.
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 Leary is also frequent:
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