Surname Maps for the McCarthy Surname in Ireland
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Census Surname Maps for the McCarthy 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 10,433 with the surname McCarthy in Ireland in 1901 and 11,334 in 1911.
This ranks the surname 45th in 1901 and 40th in 1911.
Surname Count in Connacht in 1901: 75
Surname Ranking in Connacht in 1901: 554th
Surname Count in Leinster in 1901: 834
Surname Ranking in Leinster in 1901: 237th
Surname Count in Munster in 1901: 9,201
Surname Ranking in Munster in 1901: 6th
Surname Count in Ulster in 1901: 323
Surname Ranking in Ulster in 1901: 634th
Religion statistics for McCarthy in 1901 - Catholic: 97%, Anglican: 2%
Religion statistics for McCarthy in 1911 - Catholic: 96%, Anglican: 3%, Presbyterian: 1%, None / Not Given: 1%
Surnames with a similar spelling as McCarthy.
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 McCarthy is also frequent:
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