Surname Maps for the Thompson Surname in Ireland
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Census Surname Maps for the Thompson 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 11,533 with the surname Thompson in Ireland in 1901 and 11,640 in 1911.
This ranks the surname 39th in 1901 and 37th in 1911.
Surname Count in Connacht in 1901: 288
Surname Ranking in Connacht in 1901: 362nd
Surname Count in Leinster in 1901: 1,527
Surname Ranking in Leinster in 1901: 114th
Surname Count in Munster in 1901: 692
Surname Ranking in Munster in 1901: 265th
Surname Count in Ulster in 1901: 9,026
Surname Ranking in Ulster in 1901: 8th
Religion statistics for Thompson in 1901 - Presbyterian: 38%, Anglican: 36%, Catholic: 16%, Methodist: 5%, None / Not Given: 1%, Congregationalist: 1%, Baptist: 1%, Other: 2%
Religion statistics for Thompson in 1911 - Presbyterian: 38%, Anglican: 34%, Catholic: 17%, Methodist: 6%, Plymouth Brethren: 1%, None / Not Given: 1%, Congregationalist: 1%, Baptist: 1%, Other: 2%
Surnames with a similar spelling as Thompson.
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 Thompson is also frequent:
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