Surname Maps for the Phelan Surname in Ireland
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Census Surname Maps for the Phelan 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 4,605 with the surname Phelan in Ireland in 1901 and 4,619 in 1911.
This ranks the surname 154th in 1901 and 150th in 1911.
Surname Count in Connacht in 1901: 18
Surname Ranking in Connacht in 1901: 611th
Surname Count in Leinster in 1901: 3,016
Surname Ranking in Leinster in 1901: 39th
Surname Count in Munster in 1901: 1,518
Surname Ranking in Munster in 1901: 138th
Surname Count in Ulster in 1901: 53
Surname Ranking in Ulster in 1901: 898th
Religion statistics for Phelan in 1901 - Catholic: 99%, Anglican: 1%
Religion statistics for Phelan in 1911 - Catholic: 99%, Anglican: 1%
Surnames with a similar spelling as Phelan.
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 Phelan is also frequent:
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