Surname Maps for the Mc Donald Surname in Ireland
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Census Surname Maps for the Mc Donald 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 3,837 with the surname Mc Donald in Ireland in 1901 and 2,476 in 1911.
This ranks the surname 208th in 1901 and 331st in 1911.
Surname Count in Connacht in 1901: 147
Surname Ranking in Connacht in 1901: 483rd
Surname Count in Leinster in 1901: 1,850
Surname Ranking in Leinster in 1901: 88th
Surname Count in Munster in 1901: 259
Surname Ranking in Munster in 1901: 481st
Surname Count in Ulster in 1901: 1,581
Surname Ranking in Ulster in 1901: 165th
Religion statistics for Mc Donald in 1901 - Catholic: 84%, Presbyterian: 7%, Anglican: 7%, Methodist: 1%
Religion statistics for Mc Donald in 1911 - Catholic: 87%, Anglican: 7%, Presbyterian: 5%, None / Not Given: 1%
Surnames with a similar spelling as Mc Donald.
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 Mc Donald is also frequent:
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