Surname Maps for the Murphy Surname in Ireland

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Census Surname Maps for the Murphy Surname

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Surname Map for Murphy in 1901

Where in Ireland does the surname Murphy come from? The maps on this page are based on the 1901 and 1911 census of Ireland, the data for which is available here: Census of Ireland. I generate maps based on the exact spelling used in the census. For example, McCann, M'Cann, Mc Cann, MacCann and Mac Cann all have there own set of maps. At the end of this page you will find a large list of surnames, which appear in either of the two census, that have a spelling similar to that of the surname Murphy. A huge amount of effort has gone into the production of these maps and I have been very careful to ensure that the census data has been processed as accurately as possible. However, I take no responsibility should I have failed in any way in this regard. Nor shall I be held responsible for any errors on the official census website. As stated, the census is available online enabling you to confirm the information presented here for yourself. Enjoy!

Surname Map for Murphy in 1911

Farmer Maps

Farmer Map for Murphy in 1901 Farmer Map for Murphy in 1911

Rank Map

Rank Map for Murphy in 1901

Religion Maps

Catholic Map for Murphy in 1901 Presbyterian Map for Murphy in 1901
Anglican Map for Murphy in 1901 None/Not Given Map for Murphy in 1901

Language Maps

Note that it is likely that some Ulster-Scots speakers reported that they only spoke Irish. Both census contained a question concerned with whether a person spoke Irish, English or both. No other languages were mentioned.
Irish and English Map for Murphy in 1901 Irish only Map for Murphy in 1901
English only Map for Murphy in 1901

Statistics

Surname Counts and Rankings

According to the census, 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

Religion statistics for Murphy in 1901 accrding to the census - Catholic: 95%, Anglican: 3%, Presbyterian: 2%

Religion statistics for Murphy in 1911 - Catholic: 95%, Anglican: 3%, Presbyterian: 1%, None / Not Given: 1%



Most Common Male Forenames associtated with Murphy

The numbers in brackets represent the number of people with this forename in 1901. Note that not everyone specified their gender in the census.



Most Common Female Forenames associtated with Murphy

The numbers in brackets represent the number of people with this forename in 1901. Note that not everyone specified their gender in the census.



Surnames with a Similar Spelling to that of 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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