Surname Maps for the Maher Surname in Ireland
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Census Surname Maps for the Maher 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 7,616 with the surname Maher in Ireland in 1901 and 7,685 in 1911.
This ranks the surname 77th in 1901 and 67th in 1911.
Surname Count in Connacht in 1901: 195
Surname Ranking in Connacht in 1901: 438th
Surname Count in Leinster in 1901: 3,564
Surname Ranking in Leinster in 1901: 30th
Surname Count in Munster in 1901: 3,807
Surname Ranking in Munster in 1901: 44th
Surname Count in Ulster in 1901: 50
Surname Ranking in Ulster in 1901: 901st
Religion statistics for Maher in 1901 - Catholic: 99%, Anglican: 1%
Religion statistics for Maher in 1911 - Catholic: 99%, None / Not Given: 1%
Surnames with a similar spelling as Maher.
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 Maher is also frequent:
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