Surname Maps for the Murphy Surname in Ireland
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Census Surname Maps for the Murphy 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 56,648 with the surname Murphy in Ireland in 1901 and 55,640 in 1911.
This ranks the surname 1st in 1901 and 1st in 1911.
Surname Count in Connacht in 1901: 4,873
Surname Ranking in Connacht in 1901: 6th
Surname Count in Leinster in 1901: 20,216
Surname Ranking in Leinster in 1901: 2nd
Surname Count in Munster in 1901: 23,511
Surname Ranking in Munster in 1901: 2nd
Surname Count in Ulster in 1901: 8,048
Surname Ranking in Ulster in 1901: 11th
Religion statistics for Murphy in 1901 - Catholic: 95%, Anglican: 3%, Presbyterian: 2%
Religion statistics for Murphy in 1911 - Catholic: 95%, Anglican: 3%, Presbyterian: 1%, None / Not Given: 1%
Surnames with a similar spelling as Murphy.
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 Murphy is also frequent:
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