Surname Maps for the Rooney Surname in Ireland
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Census Surname Maps for the Rooney 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 5,635 with the surname Rooney in Ireland in 1901 and 5,764 in 1911.
This ranks the surname 117th in 1901 and 115th in 1911.
Surname Count in Connacht in 1901: 1,923
Surname Ranking in Connacht in 1901: 43rd
Surname Count in Leinster in 1901: 1,472
Surname Ranking in Leinster in 1901: 121st
Surname Count in Munster in 1901: 154
Surname Ranking in Munster in 1901: 573rd
Surname Count in Ulster in 1901: 2,086
Surname Ranking in Ulster in 1901: 112th
Religion statistics for Rooney in 1901 - Catholic: 94%, Anglican: 4%, Presbyterian: 1%
Religion statistics for Rooney in 1911 - Catholic: 94%, Anglican: 4%, Presbyterian: 1%
Surnames with a similar spelling as Rooney.
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 Rooney is also frequent:
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