Surname Maps for the Reid Surname in Ireland
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Census Surname Maps for the Reid 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 6,882 with the surname Reid in Ireland in 1901 and 7,159 in 1911.
This ranks the surname 91st in 1901 and 81st in 1911.
Surname Count in Connacht in 1901: 267
Surname Ranking in Connacht in 1901: 378th
Surname Count in Leinster in 1901: 1,501
Surname Ranking in Leinster in 1901: 118th
Surname Count in Munster in 1901: 228
Surname Ranking in Munster in 1901: 503rd
Surname Count in Ulster in 1901: 4,886
Surname Ranking in Ulster in 1901: 32nd
Religion statistics for Reid in 1901 - Presbyterian: 35%, Catholic: 31%, Anglican: 26%, Methodist: 4%, Congregationalist: 1%, Other: 2%
Religion statistics for Reid in 1911 - Presbyterian: 34%, Catholic: 32%, Anglican: 25%, Methodist: 4%, Plymouth Brethren: 1%, None / Not Given: 1%, Congregationalist: 1%, Other: 1%
Surnames with a similar spelling as Reid.
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 Reid is also frequent:
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