Surname Maps for the McDonnell Surname in Ireland
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Census Surname Maps for the McDonnell 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 4,399 with the surname McDonnell in Ireland in 1901 and 5,987 in 1911.
This ranks the surname 166th in 1901 and 105th in 1911.
Surname Count in Connacht in 1901: 1,406
Surname Ranking in Connacht in 1901: 80th
Surname Count in Leinster in 1901: 1,517
Surname Ranking in Leinster in 1901: 117th
Surname Count in Munster in 1901: 761
Surname Ranking in Munster in 1901: 247th
Surname Count in Ulster in 1901: 715
Surname Ranking in Ulster in 1901: 366th
Religion statistics for McDonnell in 1901 - Catholic: 97%, Anglican: 2%, Presbyterian: 1%
Religion statistics for McDonnell in 1911 - Catholic: 96%, Anglican: 2%, Presbyterian: 1%, None / Not Given: 1%
Surnames with a similar spelling as McDonnell.
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 McDonnell is also frequent:
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