Surname Maps for the Lyons Surname in Ireland
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Census Surname Maps for the Lyons 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 7,738 with the surname Lyons in Ireland in 1901 and 7,559 in 1911.
This ranks the surname 72nd in 1901 and 70th in 1911.
Surname Count in Connacht in 1901: 2,195
Surname Ranking in Connacht in 1901: 29th
Surname Count in Leinster in 1901: 1,467
Surname Ranking in Leinster in 1901: 123rd
Surname Count in Munster in 1901: 2,907
Surname Ranking in Munster in 1901: 59th
Surname Count in Ulster in 1901: 1,169
Surname Ranking in Ulster in 1901: 242nd
Religion statistics for Lyons in 1901 - Catholic: 86%, Presbyterian: 7%, Anglican: 5%, Methodist: 1%, Other: 1%
Religion statistics for Lyons in 1911 - Catholic: 86%, Presbyterian: 8%, Anglican: 5%
Surnames with a similar spelling as Lyons.
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 Lyons is also frequent:
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