Surname Maps for the Sweeney Surname in Ireland

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Census Surname Maps for the Sweeney Surname

Surname Map for Sweeney in 1901 Surname Map for Sweeney in 1911

Farmer Maps

Farmer Map for Sweeney in 1901 Farmer Map for Sweeney in 1911

Rank Map

Rank Map for Sweeney in 1901

Religion Maps

Catholic Map for Sweeney in 1901 Presbyterian Map for Sweeney in 1901
Anglican Map for Sweeney in 1901 None/Not Given Map for Sweeney in 1901

Language Maps

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.
Irish and English Map for Sweeney in 1901 Irish only Map for Sweeney in 1901
English only Map for Sweeney in 1901

Statistics

Surname Counts and Rankings

There were 8,677 with the surname Sweeney in Ireland in 1901 and 8,744 in 1911.
This ranks the surname 60th in 1901 and 58th in 1911.

Surname Count in Connacht in 1901: 1,958
Surname Ranking in Connacht in 1901: 40th

Surname Count in Leinster in 1901: 1,005
Surname Ranking in Leinster in 1901: 195th

Surname Count in Munster in 1901: 2,589
Surname Ranking in Munster in 1901: 72nd

Surname Count in Ulster in 1901: 3,125
Surname Ranking in Ulster in 1901: 67th

Religion

Religion statistics for Sweeney in 1901 - Catholic: 98%, Anglican: 2%

Religion statistics for Sweeney in 1911 - Catholic: 96%, Anglican: 2%, None / Not Given: 1%


Surnames with a similar spelling as Sweeney.

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 Sweeney is also frequent:




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