Surname Maps for the Smith Surname in Ireland
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Census Surname Maps for the Smith 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 15,139 with the surname Smith in Ireland in 1901 and 15,307 in 1911.
This ranks the surname 17th in 1901 and 17th in 1911.
Surname Count in Connacht in 1901: 471
Surname Ranking in Connacht in 1901: 262nd
Surname Count in Leinster in 1901: 5,164
Surname Ranking in Leinster in 1901: 15th
Surname Count in Munster in 1901: 1,190
Surname Ranking in Munster in 1901: 170th
Surname Count in Ulster in 1901: 8,314
Surname Ranking in Ulster in 1901: 10th
Religion statistics for Smith in 1901 - Catholic: 63%, Anglican: 22%, Presbyterian: 11%, Methodist: 2%, None / Not Given: 1%, Other: 1%
Religion statistics for Smith in 1911 - Catholic: 62%, Anglican: 21%, Presbyterian: 11%, Methodist: 2%, None / Not Given: 1%, Other: 1%
Surnames with a similar spelling as Smith.
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 Smith is also frequent:
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