Surname Maps for the Sheehan Surname in Ireland
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Census Surname Maps for the Sheehan 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 6,892 with the surname Sheehan in Ireland in 1901 and 6,691 in 1911.
This ranks the surname 90th in 1901 and 93rd in 1911.
Surname Count in Connacht in 1901: 120
Surname Ranking in Connacht in 1901: 509th
Surname Count in Leinster in 1901: 591
Surname Ranking in Leinster in 1901: 322nd
Surname Count in Munster in 1901: 6,146
Surname Ranking in Munster in 1901: 20th
Surname Count in Ulster in 1901: 35
Surname Ranking in Ulster in 1901: 916th
Religion statistics for Sheehan in 1901 - Catholic: 99%
Religion statistics for Sheehan in 1911 - Catholic: 99%, None / Not Given: 1%
Surnames with a similar spelling as Sheehan.
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 Sheehan is also frequent:
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