Surname Maps for the Sweeney Surname in Ireland
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Census Surname Maps for the Sweeney 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 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 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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