Surname Maps for the Shea Surname in Ireland
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Census Surname Maps for the Shea 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 8,371 with the surname Shea in Ireland in 1901 and 6,957 in 1911.
This ranks the surname 66th in 1901 and 87th in 1911.
Surname Count in Connacht in 1901: 143
Surname Ranking in Connacht in 1901: 487th
Surname Count in Leinster in 1901: 1,082
Surname Ranking in Leinster in 1901: 181st
Surname Count in Munster in 1901: 7,108
Surname Ranking in Munster in 1901: 16th
Surname Count in Ulster in 1901: 38
Surname Ranking in Ulster in 1901: 913th
Religion statistics for Shea in 1901 - Catholic: 99%, Anglican: 1%
Religion statistics for Shea in 1911 - Catholic: 98%, None / Not Given: 1%, Anglican: 1%
Surnames with a similar spelling as Shea.
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 Shea is also frequent:
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