Surname Maps for the Orr Surname in Ireland

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Census Surname Maps for the Orr Surname

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Surname Map for Orr in 1901

Where in Ireland does the surname Orr 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 Orr. 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 Orr in 1911

Farmer Maps

Farmer Map for Orr in 1901 Farmer Map for Orr in 1911

Rank Map

Rank Map for Orr in 1901

Religion Maps

Catholic Map for Orr in 1901 Presbyterian Map for Orr in 1901
Anglican Map for Orr in 1901 None/Not Given Map for Orr 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 Orr in 1901 Irish only Map for Orr in 1901
English only Map for Orr in 1901

Statistics

Surname Counts and Rankings

According to the census, there were 3,047 with the surname Orr in Ireland in 1901 and 2,938 in 1911.
This ranks the surname 262nd in 1901 and 277th in 1911.

Surname Count in Connacht in 1901: 34
Surname Ranking in Connacht in 1901: 595th

Surname Count in Leinster in 1901: 195
Surname Ranking in Leinster in 1901: 581st

Surname Count in Munster in 1901: 40
Surname Ranking in Munster in 1901: 684th

Surname Count in Ulster in 1901: 2,778
Surname Ranking in Ulster in 1901: 80th



Religion

Religion statistics for Orr in 1901 accrding to the census - Presbyterian: 52%, Anglican: 32%, Catholic: 7%, Methodist: 4%, None / Not Given: 1%, Congregationalist: 1%, Other: 2%

Religion statistics for Orr in 1911 - Presbyterian: 52%, Anglican: 32%, Catholic: 7%, Methodist: 4%, None / Not Given: 1%, Congregationalist: 1%, Christian: 1%, Other: 1%



Most Common Male Forenames associtated with Orr

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 Orr

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 Orr

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 Orr is also Frequent


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