Surname Maps for the Porter Surname in Ireland
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Census Surname Maps for the Porter 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 2,875 with the surname Porter in Ireland in 1901 and 2,853 in 1911.
This ranks the surname 282nd in 1901 and 283rd in 1911.
Surname Count in Connacht in 1901: 37
Surname Ranking in Connacht in 1901: 592nd
Surname Count in Leinster in 1901: 385
Surname Ranking in Leinster in 1901: 423rd
Surname Count in Munster in 1901: 47
Surname Ranking in Munster in 1901: 677th
Surname Count in Ulster in 1901: 2,406
Surname Ranking in Ulster in 1901: 95th
Religion statistics for Porter in 1901 - Presbyterian: 41%, Anglican: 32%, Catholic: 18%, Methodist: 4%, Baptist: 1%, Other: 3%
Religion statistics for Porter in 1911 - Presbyterian: 41%, Anglican: 30%, Catholic: 19%, Methodist: 5%, None / Not Given: 1%, Baptist: 1%, Other: 1%
Surnames with a similar spelling as Porter.
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 Porter is also frequent:
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