Surname Maps for the Orr Surname in Ireland
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Census Surname Maps for the Orr 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 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 statistics for Orr in 1901 - 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%
Surnames with a similar spelling as 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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