Downey heads of household in the 1911 census


Counties, DEDs and heads of households

Antrim: Aghagallon: 1
Antrim: Ahoghill: 1
Antrim: Antrim Rural: 1
Antrim: Ballyclare Urban: 1
Antrim: Ballygomartin: 1
Antrim: Ballymena (No. 2) Urban (In 34 files): 1
Antrim: Carrickfergus Urban: 2
Antrim: Castlequarter: 1
Antrim: Clifton: 3
Antrim: Court: 1
Antrim: Court Ward: 3
Antrim: Cromac: 1
Antrim: Derryaghy: 1
Antrim: Dock Ward: 3
Antrim: Drumanaway: 1
Antrim: Duncairn: 1
Antrim: Duncairn Ward: 2
Antrim: Eden: 1
Antrim: Falls: 7
Antrim: Falls (Belfast): 2
Antrim: Galgorm: 1
Antrim: Glynn: 1
Antrim: Larne: 2
Antrim: Lisburn: 5
Antrim: Maheramesk: 1
Antrim: Randalstown: 1
Antrim: Shankill: 1
Antrim: Smithfield: 6
Antrim: St. Anne's Ward: 3
Antrim: St. George's: 3
Antrim: Templecorran: 2
Antrim: Whitehouse: 1
Antrim: Windsor Ward: 1
Armagh: Armagh South Urban: 3
Armagh: Ballymyre: 1
Armagh: Camlough: 5
Armagh: Grange: 1
Armagh: Killyman: 2
Armagh: Loughgall: 1
Armagh: Lurgan Urban: 3
Armagh: Mullaglass: 1
Armagh: Portadown Urban: 6
Cavan: Ballymagauran: 3
Cavan: Cavan Rural: 1
Cavan: Cavan Urban: 1
Cavan: Crosskeys: 1
Cavan: Kingscourt: 2
Clare: Ballyglass: 2
Clare: Castlecrine: 1
Clare: Clooncoorha: 1
Clare: Cloontra: 1
Clare: Ennis No. 2 Urban: 1
Clare: Ennistimon: 2
Clare: Killofin: 1
Cork: Aglish: 1
Cork: Ardskeagh: 1
Cork: Ballincollig: 1
Cork: Ballygroman: 1
Cork: Bandon Town: 2
Cork: Bantry Rural: 1
Cork: Bantry Urban: 4
Cork: Bear Islands in Bantry Bay: 1
Cork: Blackrock: 2
Cork: Blarney: 2
Cork: Cahermore: 1
Cork: Cannaway: 1
Cork: Cape Clear: 1
Cork: Castleventry: 1
Cork: Charleville: 2
Cork: Clonakilty Urban: 2
Cork: Cloyne: 1
Cork: Cork No. 1 Urban: 1
Cork: Cork No. 3 Urban: 1
Cork: Cork No. 4 Urban (part of): 17
Cork: Cork No. 5 Urban: 5
Cork: Cork No. 7 Urban: 1
Cork: Corkbeg: 2
Cork: Coulagh: 1
Cork: Crookhaven: 9
Cork: Douglas: 2
Cork: Dunmanway South: 1
Cork: Fermoy Urban: 1
Cork: Firmount: 2
Cork: Glanlough: 2
Cork: Glengarriff: 4
Cork: Goleen: 3
Cork: Gowlane: 2
Cork: Greenfort: 1
Cork: Kilbrogan: 1
Cork: Kilcatherine: 3
Cork: Kinsale Urban: 1
Cork: Mashanaglass: 1
Cork: Matehy: 2
Cork: Middleton Urban: 1
Cork: Mitchelstown: 3
Cork: Monkstown: 5
Cork: Murragh: 1
Cork: Queenstown No. 2 Urban: 2
Cork: Rathcooney: 1
Cork: Rossmore: 1
Cork: St. Mary's: 2
Cork: Templemologa: 3
Cork: Templeomalus: 1
Cork: Toormore: 4
Cork: Whiddy: 1
Cork: Whitechurch: 2
Donegal: Ballyshannon: 2
Donegal: Bindstown: 3
Donegal: Burt: 1
Donegal: Cliff: 2
Down: Balloolymore: 1
Down: Ballyleny: 4
Down: Banbridge East Urban: 1
Down: Banbridge Rural: 4
Down: Banbridge West Urban: 1
Down: Castlewellan: 3
Down: Clonallan Upper: 5
Down: Clonduff: 3
Down: Coobane: 1
Down: Donacloney: 1
Down: Downpatrick: 1
Down: Dromore Rural: 1
Down: Dromore Urban: 1
Down: Drumgath: 2
Down: Gilford Town: 1
Down: Glen: 1
Down: Hillsborough: 1
Down: Hilltown: 3
Down: Hollywood Urban: 1
Down: Killinchy: 2
Down: Killyleagh: 1
Down: Magheralin: 2
Down: Moira: 1
Down: Newry North Urban: 1
Down: Newry South: 2
Down: Newry West Urban: 1
Down: Ormeau: 6
Down: Ouley: 2
Down: Pottinger (part of): 5
Down: Rathfryland: 19
Down: Rosstrevor: 1
Down: Scarva: 1
Dublin: Arran Quay: 5
Dublin: Blackrock No. 1: 1
Dublin: Blackrock No. 3: 1
Dublin: Clondalkin: 2
Dublin: Glasnevin: 2
Dublin: Inn's Quay, Part of: 1
Dublin: Kingstown No. 2: 1
Dublin: Mansion House: 1
Dublin: Merchant's Quay: 3
Dublin: Merchants Quay (part of): 1
Dublin: Mountjoy: 1
Dublin: New Kilmainham: 2
Dublin: Newcastle: 1
Dublin: North Dock: 3
Dublin: Pembroke East: 3
Dublin: Pembroke West: 3
Dublin: Rathfarnham: 1
Dublin: Rathmines & Rathgar West: 3
Dublin: Rotunda: 1
Dublin: South Dock: 1
Dublin: Stillorgan: 1
Dublin: Tallagh: 1
Dublin: Trinity Ward: 1
Dublin: Usher's Quay: 1
Dublin: Whitechurch: 1
Dublin: Wood Quay: 1
Dublin: Wood Quay (part of): 2
Fermanagh: Armagh Manor: 1
Fermanagh: Carnmore: 1
Fermanagh: Carrickmacosker: 1
Fermanagh: Castlecaldwell: 1
Fermanagh: Coolnamarrow: 2
Fermanagh: Derrylea: 1
Fermanagh: Dresternan: 1
Fermanagh: Lisbellaw: 1
Galway: Ahascragh: 1
Galway: Ballynagar: 1
Galway: Clifden: 1
Galway: Clonbrock: 4
Galway: Drumkeary: 2
Galway: Killeroran: 1
Galway: Kiltormer: 1
Galway: Laurencetown: 1
Galway: Leitrim: 1
Kerry: Brosna: 5
Kerry: Cappagh: 2
Kerry: Carker: 2
Kerry: Dromore: 1
Kerry: Dunloe: 2
Kerry: Gneeves: 1
Kerry: Kilcummin: 3
Kerry: Kilflyn: 1
Kerry: Killarney Urban: 1
Kerry: Killeentierna: 1
Kerry: Killehenny: 2
Kerry: Killorglin: 1
Kerry: Kilmurry: 2
Kerry: Knocknagashel: 1
Kerry: Molahiffe: 1
Kerry: Mount Eagle: 3
Kerry: Sneem: 5
Kerry: Tahilla: 1
Kerry: Tarbert: 1
Kerry: Trienearagh: 1
Kildare: Athy East, Urban: 1
Kildare: Athy Town: 2
Kildare: Ballysax, West: 1
Kildare: Balraheen: 1
Kildare: Celbridge: 1
Kildare: Donaghcumper: 1
Kildare: Feighcullen: 1
Kildare: Kildare: 1
Kildare: Newbridge Urban: 1
Kildare: Rathernan: 1
Kildare: Robertstown: 1
Kildare: Timahoe North: 2
Kilkenny: Attanagh: 1
Kilkenny: Ballycondra: 1
Kilkenny: Ballyragget: 1
Kilkenny: Callan Rural: 1
Kilkenny: Castlecomer: 1
Kilkenny: Coolcraheen: 2
Kilkenny: Dunbell: 2
Kilkenny: Dunmore: 1
Kilkenny: Graiguemanagh: 1
Kilkenny: Kilmacar: 22
Kilkenny: Kilmaganny: 1
Kilkenny: Lisdowney: 2
Kilkenny: Rathbeagh: 1
King's Co.: Birr Rural: 1
King's Co.: Birr Urban: 3
King's Co.: Derryad: 2
King's Co.: Dromoyle: 1
King's Co.: Drumcullen: 1
King's Co.: Eglish: 1
King's Co.: Killeigh: 1
King's Co.: Letter: 1
Leitrim: Aghavas: 1
Leitrim: Belhavel: 1
Leitrim: Lurganboy: 1
Limerick: Abbeyfeale: 2
Limerick: Ballingarry: 1
Limerick: Ballymacshaneboy: 1
Limerick: Caherconlish: 1
Limerick: Croagh: 1
Limerick: Cullane: 1
Limerick: Duntryleague: 1
Limerick: Feenagh: 1
Limerick: Galbally: 1
Limerick: Glensharrold: 6
Limerick: Limerick No. 1 Urban: 4
Limerick: Limerick No. 2 Urban: 1
Limerick: Limerick No. 3 Urban: 1
Limerick: Limerick No. 4 Urban: 5
Limerick: Limerick No. 6 Urban: 4
Limerick: Limerick No. 8 Urban: 1
Limerick: Limerick South Rural: 1
Limerick: Lismakeery: 3
Limerick: Mohernagh: 1
Limerick: Pallaskenry: 2
Limerick: Rathkeale Urban: 1
Limerick: Rathronan: 1
Limerick: Shanid: 1
Limerick: Templeglentan: 1
Londonderry: Bellaghy: 1
Londonderry: Bondsglen: 1
Londonderry: Castledawson: 3
Londonderry: Clady: 3
Londonderry: Liberties, Lower: 1
Londonderry: Limavady Urban: 1
Londonderry: Londonderry No. 5 Urban: 1
Londonderry: Londonderry Urban: 3
Londonderry: Londonderry Urban (1): 1
Londonderry: Londonderry Urban (4): 6
Londonderry: Magherafelt: 1
Londonderry: Rocktown: 2
Louth: Collon: 2
Louth: Dundalk Rural: 1
Louth: Dundalk Town, part of: 1
Louth: Fair Gate: 1
Louth: Monasterboice: 3
Louth: Mullary: 1
Louth: St. Laurence Gate: 2
Louth: St. Peter's (part of): 2
Louth: St. Peters (part of): 1
Louth: West Gate: 2
Mayo: Balla: 1
Mayo: Claremorris: 1
Mayo: Kilcolman: 2
Mayo: Newbrook: 1
Meath: Carrickleek: 1
Meath: Drumcondra: 1
Meath: Duleek: 1
Meath: Grangegeeth: 2
Meath: Killary: 2
Meath: Newtown: 2
Meath: Posseckstown: 1
Meath: Rathkenny: 2
Meath: Trim Urban: 1
Monaghan: Carrickmacross Urban: 1
Monaghan: Tedavnet: 2
Queen's Co.: Ballinakill: 1
Queen's Co.: Clondarrig: 1
Queen's Co.: Cullahill: 2
Queen's Co.: Kilcolmbane: 1
Queen's Co.: Maryborough Rural: 1
Queen's Co.: Mountmellick Urban: 2
Queen's Co.: Portarlington South: 3
Queen's Co.: Rearymore: 3
Roscommon: Ballinasloe Urban: 1
Roscommon: Ballydangan: 1
Roscommon: Ballynamona: 1
Roscommon: Carrowreagh: 1
Roscommon: Castlesampson: 8
Roscommon: Creagh: 4
Roscommon: Moore: 1
Roscommon: Roscommon Urban: 1
Sligo: Coolaney: 1
Tipperary: Ardfinan: 1
Tipperary: Ballycarron: 1
Tipperary: Caher: 1
Tipperary: Carrick-on-Suir (Urban): 2
Tipperary: Cashel Rural: 1
Tipperary: Cashel Urban: 1
Tipperary: Clonmel Rural: 1
Tipperary: Derrygrath: 1
Tipperary: Drom: 1
Tipperary: Golden: 1
Tipperary: Kilbarron: 1
Tipperary: Killavinoge: 1
Tipperary: Kilmurry: 1
Tipperary: Knockgraffon: 2
Tipperary: Lattin: 1
Tipperary: Magorban: 2
Tipperary: Peppardstown: 1
Tipperary: Rodus: 1
Tipperary: Templetouhy: 1
Tyrone: Ballymagran: 3
Tyrone: Brantry: 3
Tyrone: Cookstown Urban: 2
Tyrone: The Sandholes: 1
Waterford: Annestown: 1
Waterford: Ardmore: 2
Waterford: Cappagh: 1
Waterford: Cappoquin: 2
Waterford: Drumcannon: 1
Waterford: Dungarvan No. 1 Urban: 1
Waterford: Dunhill: 1
Waterford: Kilmeadan: 2
Waterford: Modelligo: 2
Waterford: Stradbally: 1
Waterford: Tramore: 3
Waterford: Waterford No. 2 Urban: 1
Waterford: Waterford No. 3 Urban: 2
Waterford: Waterford No. 4 Urban (part of): 1
Waterford: Waterford Urban No. 1: 1
Westmeath: Athlone East Urban: 1
Westmeath: Athlone West Urban: 4
Westmeath: Castledaly: 1
Wexford: Ballyvaldon: 4
Wexford: Rathaspick: 1
Wexford: The Leap: 1
Wicklow: Arklow Urban (No. 2): 1
Wicklow: Bray No. 2: 1
Wicklow: Bray No.1: 1
Wicklow: Delgany: 1

Click on the red marker on the map below for a link to the full 1911 census entry.

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

Surname Dictionary

Downey Very numerous: well distributed all provinces. Ir. Ó Dúnaigh, Mac Giolla Domhnaigh. A number of septs: Galway, W Cork, Kerry, the original spelling being Ó Dúnadhaigh. It is also an abbreviation of MacEldowney and Muldowney. IF & SGG.
Mac Dúnadhaigh Downey: tá meascadh in Ultaibh le Ó Maoldomhnaigh & Mac Giolla Domhnaigh, mar sin ní féidir idirdhealú a dhéanamh gan dul isteach i gcursaí ginealaigh.
Ó Dúnadhaigh Downey: líonmhar tríd an dtír: trí chlann: (1) Gaillimh, (2) Corca Laoidhe, (3) Sliabh Luachra. Tá an leagan gallda Downing orthu i gCiarraí. Litriú nua: Ó Dúnaigh.
 

Variants in 1911, with total occurences

Downey: 368
Downie: 7
Downy: 5

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