Surname Maps for the White Surname in Ireland
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Census Surname Maps for the White 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 10,200 with the surname White in Ireland in 1901 and 9,760 in 1911.
This ranks the surname 46th in 1901 and 47th in 1911.
Surname Count in Connacht in 1901: 671
Surname Ranking in Connacht in 1901: 179th
Surname Count in Leinster in 1901: 3,298
Surname Ranking in Leinster in 1901: 33rd
Surname Count in Munster in 1901: 2,699
Surname Ranking in Munster in 1901: 64th
Surname Count in Ulster in 1901: 3,532
Surname Ranking in Ulster in 1901: 52nd
Religion statistics for White in 1901 - Catholic: 62%, Anglican: 19%, Presbyterian: 16%, Methodist: 1%, Other: 1%
Religion statistics for White in 1911 - Catholic: 62%, Anglican: 18%, Presbyterian: 15%, Methodist: 2%, None / Not Given: 1%, Other: 1%
Surnames with a similar spelling as White.
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 White is also frequent:
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