Surname Maps for the Young Surname in Ireland
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Census Surname Maps for the Young 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 4,866 with the surname Young in Ireland in 1901 and 4,869 in 1911.
This ranks the surname 143rd in 1901 and 140th in 1911.
Surname Count in Connacht in 1901: 100
Surname Ranking in Connacht in 1901: 529th
Surname Count in Leinster in 1901: 931
Surname Ranking in Leinster in 1901: 211th
Surname Count in Munster in 1901: 687
Surname Ranking in Munster in 1901: 267th
Surname Count in Ulster in 1901: 3,148
Surname Ranking in Ulster in 1901: 66th
Religion statistics for Young in 1901 - Presbyterian: 34%, Anglican: 32%, Catholic: 25%, Methodist: 4%, Plymouth Brethren: 1%, None / Not Given: 1%, Baptist: 1%, Other: 3%
Religion statistics for Young in 1911 - Presbyterian: 35%, Anglican: 31%, Catholic: 26%, Methodist: 4%, Plymouth Brethren: 1%, None / Not Given: 1%, Baptist: 1%, Other: 1%
Surnames with a similar spelling as Young.
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 Young is also frequent:
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