Surname Maps for the Wilson Surname in Ireland
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Census Surname Maps for the Wilson 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 14,240 with the surname Wilson in Ireland in 1901 and 14,088 in 1911.
This ranks the surname 22nd in 1901 and 22nd in 1911.
Surname Count in Connacht in 1901: 281
Surname Ranking in Connacht in 1901: 367th
Surname Count in Leinster in 1901: 1,967
Surname Ranking in Leinster in 1901: 76th
Surname Count in Munster in 1901: 623
Surname Ranking in Munster in 1901: 289th
Surname Count in Ulster in 1901: 11,369
Surname Ranking in Ulster in 1901: 3rd
Religion statistics for Wilson in 1901 - Presbyterian: 42%, Anglican: 35%, Catholic: 13%, Methodist: 6%, Congregationalist: 1%, Other: 2%
Religion statistics for Wilson in 1911 - Presbyterian: 41%, Anglican: 34%, Catholic: 14%, Methodist: 5%, Plymouth Brethren: 1%, None / Not Given: 1%, Congregationalist: 1%, Other: 1%
Surnames with a similar spelling as Wilson.
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 Wilson is also frequent:
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