Bourne heads of household in the 1911 census


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For background on how the map was made (and its flaws), see the relevant blog entry.

Surname Dictionary

Bourn fairly rare: Belfast, Dublin, Wicklow, Connacht. English, 16 cent. See Burns.
Burn rare: Down. See Burns.
Byrne Very numerous: all provinces but primarily Dublin and Leinster. Ir. Ó Broin, Bran, raven, a popular personal name for men. A major sept of E Leinster who long resisted the English conquest. The name also represents Mac Broin, a Down name, and appears as Burns. Many Byrnes have resumed the "O" as O'Byrne. IF & SGG.
Ó Broin fairly numerous: Dublin etc. Ir.Lang. See Byrne.
Ó Broin O'Byrne, Byrnes: an-líonmhar ar fud na tíre, in Áth Cliath & Laighin ach go h-áirithe. Clann mhór a bhí suite i dtuaisceart Chill Dara am an Ionraidh agus a bhrúadh isteach i sléibhte Chill Mhantáin. Chuireadar troid chróga suas ar feadh na gcéadta blian. Shíolraíodar ó Bhran, rí Laighean, a bhásaigh i 1052. Tá cur síos luachmhar ar an gclann sa Leabhar Branach a deineadh sa 17 céad. IF & SGG.
O'Byrne numerous: all areas, least in Ulster. Ir. Ó Broin, from first name Bran (raven). They were a leading sept of Wicklow. IF.
 

Variants in 1911, with total occurences

Bourne: 17
Burn: 15
Burne: 30
Byrn: 6
Byrne: 1120
O'Byrne: 62
Oburne: 1

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