Surname Maps for the Sullivan Surname in Ireland
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Census Surname Maps for the Sullivan 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 30,239 with the surname Sullivan in Ireland in 1901 and 26,869 in 1911.
This ranks the surname 5th in 1901 and 6th in 1911.
Surname Count in Connacht in 1901: 778
Surname Ranking in Connacht in 1901: 159th
Surname Count in Leinster in 1901: 1,768
Surname Ranking in Leinster in 1901: 93rd
Surname Count in Munster in 1901: 27,196
Surname Ranking in Munster in 1901: 1st
Surname Count in Ulster in 1901: 497
Surname Ranking in Ulster in 1901: 496th
Religion statistics for Sullivan in 1901 - Catholic: 98%, Anglican: 1%
Religion statistics for Sullivan in 1911 - Catholic: 97%, None / Not Given: 1%, Anglican: 1%
Surnames with a similar spelling as Sullivan.
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 Sullivan is also frequent:
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