Surname Maps for the Reilly Surname in Ireland
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Census Surname Maps for the Reilly 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 19,682 with the surname Reilly in Ireland in 1901 and 18,506 in 1911.
This ranks the surname 8th in 1901 and 9th in 1911.
Surname Count in Connacht in 1901: 2,586
Surname Ranking in Connacht in 1901: 20th
Surname Count in Leinster in 1901: 8,265
Surname Ranking in Leinster in 1901: 7th
Surname Count in Munster in 1901: 1,034
Surname Ranking in Munster in 1901: 192nd
Surname Count in Ulster in 1901: 7,797
Surname Ranking in Ulster in 1901: 13th
Religion statistics for Reilly in 1901 - Catholic: 96%, Anglican: 3%, Presbyterian: 1%
Religion statistics for Reilly in 1911 - Catholic: 95%, Anglican: 3%, Presbyterian: 1%, None / Not Given: 1%
Surnames with a similar spelling as Reilly.
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 Reilly is also frequent:
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