Surname Maps for the Whelan Surname in Ireland
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Census Surname Maps for the Whelan 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 8,203 with the surname Whelan in Ireland in 1901 and 8,271 in 1911.
This ranks the surname 68th in 1901 and 64th in 1911.
Surname Count in Connacht in 1901: 572
Surname Ranking in Connacht in 1901: 219th
Surname Count in Leinster in 1901: 5,121
Surname Ranking in Leinster in 1901: 16th
Surname Count in Munster in 1901: 2,367
Surname Ranking in Munster in 1901: 82nd
Surname Count in Ulster in 1901: 143
Surname Ranking in Ulster in 1901: 808th
Religion statistics for Whelan in 1901 - Catholic: 98%, Anglican: 2%
Religion statistics for Whelan in 1911 - Catholic: 97%, Anglican: 2%, None / Not Given: 1%
Surnames with a similar spelling as Whelan.
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 Whelan is also frequent:
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