Surname Maps for the McGowan Surname in Ireland
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Census Surname Maps for the McGowan 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 2,883 with the surname McGowan in Ireland in 1901 and 3,395 in 1911.
This ranks the surname 281st in 1901 and 239th in 1911.
Surname Count in Connacht in 1901: 1,709
Surname Ranking in Connacht in 1901: 56th
Surname Count in Leinster in 1901: 216
Surname Ranking in Leinster in 1901: 560th
Surname Count in Munster in 1901: 29
Surname Ranking in Munster in 1901: 695th
Surname Count in Ulster in 1901: 929
Surname Ranking in Ulster in 1901: 294th
Religion statistics for McGowan in 1901 - Catholic: 84%, Presbyterian: 10%, Anglican: 5%, Methodist: 1%
Religion statistics for McGowan in 1911 - Catholic: 84%, Presbyterian: 9%, Anglican: 4%, None / Not Given: 1%, Methodist: 1%
Surnames with a similar spelling as McGowan.
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 McGowan is also frequent:
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