Surname Maps for the Simpson Surname in Ireland
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Census Surname Maps for the Simpson 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 3,031 with the surname Simpson in Ireland in 1901 and 3,217 in 1911.
This ranks the surname 264th in 1901 and 250th in 1911.
Surname Count in Connacht in 1901: 136
Surname Ranking in Connacht in 1901: 494th
Surname Count in Leinster in 1901: 363
Surname Ranking in Leinster in 1901: 440th
Surname Count in Munster in 1901: 120
Surname Ranking in Munster in 1901: 604th
Surname Count in Ulster in 1901: 2,412
Surname Ranking in Ulster in 1901: 93rd
Religion statistics for Simpson in 1901 - Presbyterian: 47%, Anglican: 31%, Catholic: 15%, Methodist: 3%, None / Not Given: 1%, Congregationalist: 1%, Other: 1%
Religion statistics for Simpson in 1911 - Presbyterian: 44%, Anglican: 31%, Catholic: 15%, Methodist: 3%, None / Not Given: 2%, Congregationalist: 1%, Baptist: 1%, Other: 1%
Surnames with a similar spelling as Simpson.
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 Simpson is also frequent:
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