Surname Maps for the ONeill Surname in Ireland
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Census Surname Maps for the ONeill 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 7,143 with the surname ONeill in Ireland in 1901 and 7,102 in 1911.
This ranks the surname 85th in 1901 and 83rd in 1911.
Surname Count in Connacht in 1901: 384
Surname Ranking in Connacht in 1901: 310th
Surname Count in Leinster in 1901: 1,944
Surname Ranking in Leinster in 1901: 80th
Surname Count in Munster in 1901: 2,068
Surname Ranking in Munster in 1901: 96th
Surname Count in Ulster in 1901: 2,747
Surname Ranking in Ulster in 1901: 84th
Religion statistics for ONeill in 1901 - Catholic: 93%, Presbyterian: 3%, Anglican: 3%, Methodist: 1%
Religion statistics for ONeill in 1911 - Catholic: 95%, Presbyterian: 2%, Anglican: 2%, None / Not Given: 1%
Surnames with a similar spelling as ONeill.
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 ONeill is also frequent:
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