Surname Maps for the ODonnell Surname in Ireland
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Census Surname Maps for the ODonnell 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 7,056 with the surname ODonnell in Ireland in 1901 and 7,527 in 1911.
This ranks the surname 87th in 1901 and 71st in 1911.
Surname Count in Connacht in 1901: 1,424
Surname Ranking in Connacht in 1901: 77th
Surname Count in Leinster in 1901: 245
Surname Ranking in Leinster in 1901: 534th
Surname Count in Munster in 1901: 2,425
Surname Ranking in Munster in 1901: 78th
Surname Count in Ulster in 1901: 2,962
Surname Ranking in Ulster in 1901: 71st
Religion statistics for ODonnell in 1901 - Catholic: 99%, Anglican: 1%
Religion statistics for ODonnell in 1911 - Catholic: 98%, Anglican: 1%
Surnames with a similar spelling as ODonnell.
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 ODonnell is also frequent:
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