Surname Maps for the Ryan Surname in Ireland
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Census Surname Maps for the Ryan 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 30,795 with the surname Ryan in Ireland in 1901 and 30,525 in 1911.
This ranks the surname 4th in 1901 and 4th in 1911.
Surname Count in Connacht in 1901: 1,874
Surname Ranking in Connacht in 1901: 46th
Surname Count in Leinster in 1901: 7,768
Surname Ranking in Leinster in 1901: 10th
Surname Count in Munster in 1901: 20,570
Surname Ranking in Munster in 1901: 3rd
Surname Count in Ulster in 1901: 583
Surname Ranking in Ulster in 1901: 434th
Religion statistics for Ryan in 1901 - Catholic: 98%, Anglican: 1%
Religion statistics for Ryan in 1911 - Catholic: 98%, None / Not Given: 1%, Anglican: 1%
Surnames with a similar spelling as Ryan.
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 Ryan is also frequent:
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