Surname Maps for the Murray Surname in Ireland
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Census Surname Maps for the Murray 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 17,714 with the surname Murray in Ireland in 1901 and 18,057 in 1911.
This ranks the surname 13th in 1901 and 10th in 1911.
Surname Count in Connacht in 1901: 3,354
Surname Ranking in Connacht in 1901: 10th
Surname Count in Leinster in 1901: 5,823
Surname Ranking in Leinster in 1901: 14th
Surname Count in Munster in 1901: 2,651
Surname Ranking in Munster in 1901: 68th
Surname Count in Ulster in 1901: 5,886
Surname Ranking in Ulster in 1901: 24th
Religion statistics for Murray in 1901 - Catholic: 89%, Presbyterian: 5%, Anglican: 5%, Methodist: 1%
Religion statistics for Murray in 1911 - Catholic: 88%, Presbyterian: 5%, Anglican: 5%, None / Not Given: 1%, Methodist: 1%
Surnames with a similar spelling as Murray.
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 Murray is also frequent:
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