Surname Maps for the Watson Surname in Ireland
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Census Surname Maps for the Watson 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 4,678 with the surname Watson in Ireland in 1901 and 4,538 in 1911.
This ranks the surname 148th in 1901 and 156th in 1911.
Surname Count in Connacht in 1901: 203
Surname Ranking in Connacht in 1901: 430th
Surname Count in Leinster in 1901: 694
Surname Ranking in Leinster in 1901: 276th
Surname Count in Munster in 1901: 245
Surname Ranking in Munster in 1901: 489th
Surname Count in Ulster in 1901: 3,536
Surname Ranking in Ulster in 1901: 51st
Religion statistics for Watson in 1901 - Anglican: 40%, Presbyterian: 31%, Catholic: 17%, Methodist: 6%, Plymouth Brethren: 1%, Congregationalist: 1%, Other: 2%
Religion statistics for Watson in 1911 - Anglican: 40%, Presbyterian: 30%, Catholic: 19%, Methodist: 6%, Plymouth Brethren: 1%, None / Not Given: 1%, Congregationalist: 1%, Other: 2%
Surnames with a similar spelling as Watson.
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 Watson is also frequent:
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