McDowell heads of household in the 1911 census


Counties, DEDs and heads of households

Antrim: Aghagallon: 3
Antrim: Ahoghill: 5
Antrim: Antrim Rural: 6
Antrim: Antrim Urban: 2
Antrim: Ballintoy: 1
Antrim: Ballycastle: 1
Antrim: Ballyclare Rural: 4
Antrim: Ballyclare Urban: 5
Antrim: Ballyclug: 2
Antrim: Ballylinny: 3
Antrim: Ballymena (No. 2) Urban (In 34 files): 4
Antrim: Ballymena No. 3 Urban: 1
Antrim: Ballymena Town: 4
Antrim: Ballymoney: 2
Antrim: Ballynadrentagh: 2
Antrim: Ballynure: 2
Antrim: Ballyrobin: 2
Antrim: Ballyscullion: 3
Antrim: Benvardin: 2
Antrim: Carnmoney: 2
Antrim: Carrickfergus Urban: 9
Antrim: Clifton: 32
Antrim: Clifton Ward: 1
Antrim: Clifton, Belfast Urban No. 2: 4
Antrim: Cloghogue: 12
Antrim: Connor.: 2
Antrim: Corkey: 1
Antrim: Court: 2
Antrim: Court Ward: 9
Antrim: Craigarogan: 1
Antrim: Cromac: 7
Antrim: Dervock: 1
Antrim: Dock Ward: 10
Antrim: Donegore: 1
Antrim: Drumanaway: 2
Antrim: Duncairn: 27
Antrim: Duncairn Ward: 2
Antrim: Dundesert: 1
Antrim: Dunminning: 1
Antrim: Eden: 7
Antrim: Enagh: 1
Antrim: Falls: 5
Antrim: Galgorm: 3
Antrim: Glenarm: 6
Antrim: Glenavy: 1
Antrim: Glynn: 6
Antrim: Island Folly: 4
Antrim: Island Magee: 1
Antrim: Kells: 5
Antrim: Kilbride: 1
Antrim: Killagan: 2
Antrim: Kilroghts: 2
Antrim: Kilwaughter: 1
Antrim: Kirkinriola: 3
Antrim: Larne: 9
Antrim: Legatirriff: 3
Antrim: Lisburn: 7
Antrim: Magheragall: 1
Antrim: Malone: 1
Antrim: Portrush Town: 1
Antrim: Raloo: 9
Antrim: Ramoan: 1
Antrim: Randalstown: 1
Antrim: Seacon: 1
Antrim: Shankill: 36
Antrim: Sharvogues: 1
Antrim: Shilvodan: 1
Antrim: Smithfield: 5
Antrim: Smithfield Ward: 3
Antrim: St. Anne's Ward: 9
Antrim: St. George's: 12
Antrim: Stranocum: 1
Antrim: Templecorran: 6
Antrim: Templepatrick: 1
Antrim: The Vow: 2
Antrim: White Abbey: 1
Antrim: Windsor: 4
Antrim: Windsor Ward: 12
Antrim: Wood Vale Ward: 11
Antrim: Woodvale: 8
Armagh: Armagh E. Urban: 2
Armagh: Armaghbrague: 1
Armagh: Ballyaros: 1
Armagh: Ballymartin: 1
Armagh: Ballyshiel: 1
Armagh: Brownlows Derry: 1
Armagh: Carrowbrack: 2
Armagh: Clady: 1
Armagh: Cornakinnegar: 1
Armagh: Drumcree: 1
Armagh: Glenanne: 3
Armagh: Kernan: 2
Armagh: Killyman: 1
Armagh: Loughgall: 4
Armagh: Lurgan Rural: 2
Armagh: Lurgan Urban: 24
Armagh: Markethill: 1
Armagh: Montiagho: 4
Armagh: Mountnorris: 2
Armagh: Mullahead (Rural): 2
Armagh: Portadown Rural: 1
Armagh: Portadown Urban: 2
Armagh: Poyntz Pass: 1
Armagh: Tullyhappy: 1
Armagh: Tullyroan: 1
Carlow: Ballintemple: 1
Cavan: Bellananagh: 1
Cavan: Castlerahan: 1
Cavan: Cavan Urban: 1
Cavan: Cootehill Town: 1
Cavan: Crossdoney: 2
Cavan: Drumlumman: 1
Cavan: Graddum: 1
Cavan: Kilbride: 1
Cavan: Killykeen: 2
Cavan: Springfield: 3
Clare: Ennis Rural: 1
Clare: Ennistimon: 1
Clare: Feakle: 1
Cork: Cork No. 3 Urban: 1
Cork: Killaconenagh: 1
Cork: Monkstown: 2
Cork: Youghal Urban: 1
Donegal: Burt: 2
Donegal: Carrowkeel: 1
Donegal: Castleforward: 1
Donegal: Feddyglass: 1
Donegal: Inch Island: 1
Donegal: Letterkenny Urban: 1
Donegal: Millford: 1
Donegal: Moville: 1
Down: Annaclone: 1
Down: Ardglass: 3
Down: Ardkeen: 1
Down: Balloolymore: 1
Down: Ballybrick: 3
Down: Ballygowan: 1
Down: Ballykeel: 2
Down: Ballymaglaff: 8
Down: Ballynahinch: 4
Down: Ballywalter: 6
Down: Ballyworphy: 1
Down: Banbridge East Urban: 1
Down: Banbridge Rural: 5
Down: Banbridge West Urban: 3
Down: Bangor: 14
Down: Bryansford: 1
Down: Carrowdore: 4
Down: Castlereagh: 3
Down: Comber: 8
Down: Crossgar: 2
Down: Donacloney: 1
Down: Donaghadee Rural: 1
Down: Donaghadee Urban: 7
Down: Dromara: 1
Down: Dromore Rural: 3
Down: Dromore Urban: 2
Down: Drumbo: 3
Down: Drumgath: 1
Down: Dundonald: 2
Down: Dundrum: 2
Down: Fofanny: 1
Down: Gilford Town: 2
Down: Glasdrumman: 1
Down: Glen: 1
Down: Greencastle: 1
Down: Hollywood Urban: 2
Down: Holywood Urban: 5
Down: Inch: 2
Down: Kilkeel: 3
Down: Killaney: 2
Down: Kilmore: 5
Down: Kircubben: 3
Down: Magheralin: 2
Down: Magherally: 2
Down: Moira: 1
Down: Moneyreagh: 5
Down: Mullartown: 7
Down: Newtownards Urban: 17
Down: Ormeau: 27
Down: Portaferry: 2
Down: Pottinger (part of): 26
Down: Quilly: 3
Down: Rossconor: 2
Down: Strangford: 1
Down: Tirkelly: 1
Down: Tullylish: 2
Down: Victoria (part of): 21
Down: Waringstown: 2
Dublin: Arran Quay: 2
Dublin: Clontarf West: 1
Dublin: Coolock: 1
Dublin: Finglas: 1
Dublin: Fitzwilliam: 1
Dublin: Glasnevin: 2
Dublin: Howth: 1
Dublin: Inns Quay: 1
Dublin: Mansion House: 1
Dublin: Merchant's Quay: 4
Dublin: Mountjoy: 4
Dublin: North Dock: 5
Dublin: Pembroke West: 1
Dublin: Rathmines & Rathgar West: 1
Dublin: Royal Exchange: 2
Dublin: Usher's Quay: 1
Dublin: Wood Quay: 1
Fermanagh: Brookeborough: 2
Galway: Castletaylor: 1
Galway: Galway West Urban: 1
Galway: Kilchreest: 1
King's Co.: Birr Urban: 1
King's Co.: Broughal: 1
Leitrim: Garadice: 3
Leitrim: Rinn: 1
Londonderry: Ballylagan: 1
Londonderry: Coleraine: 3
Londonderry: Knockantern: 1
Londonderry: Liberties, Upper: 1
Londonderry: Londonderry No. 5 Urban: 1
Londonderry: Londonderry Urban (1): 4
Londonderry: Londonderry Urban (2): 1
Londonderry: Maghera: 1
Londonderry: Tobermore: 1
Longford: Ardagh East: 1
Longford: Ballinalee: 2
Longford: Caldragh: 2
Longford: Columbkille: 3
Longford: Currygrane: 1
Longford: Drummeel: 1
Longford: Granard Urban: 1
Longford: Kilcommock: 2
Longford: Knockanbaun: 1
Louth: Ballymascanlan: 3
Louth: Carlingford: 2
Louth: Dromiskin: 1
Louth: Dundalk Rural: 1
Louth: Greenore: 1
Louth: Louth: 1
Mayo: Slievemore: 1
Meath: Ballyboggan: 1
Meath: Painestown: 1
Monaghan: Derrygorry: 1
Queen's Co.: Ballylehane: 1
Queen's Co.: Farnans: 1
Queen's Co.: Grantstown: 1
Tyrone: Aghnahoe: 1
Tyrone: Aughnacloy Rural: 1
Tyrone: Aughnacloy Urban: 1
Tyrone: Ballygawley: 3
Tyrone: Beragh: 2
Tyrone: Camowen: 1
Tyrone: Cloghan: 1
Tyrone: Cole: 1
Tyrone: Cullamore: 1
Tyrone: Dervaghroy: 3
Tyrone: Dungannon: 1
Tyrone: Fallaghern: 1
Tyrone: Mountcastle: 1
Waterford: Kilcullihan: 1
Westmeath: Skeagh: 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

Mac Dubhghaill Mac Dowell, Mac Dougall: an-líonmhar in oirthear Uladh agus cuíosach líonmhar in oirthear Laighean. Mar aon le muintir Mhic Dhomhnaill, thánadar ó Innse Gall go h-Éirinn sa 14 & 15 céad mar ghallóglaigh. Shocraigh cuid acu i Ros Comáin. Is cosúil gur imirceoirí Albanacha sa 17 céad cuid mhaith dóibh siúd in Ulaidh anois.
MacDowell Very numerous: Ulster generally, Louth-Meath etc. Ir. Mac Dubhghaill (dark stranger). The name refers mainly to Scottish settlers, some of whom came from the Western Isles as galloglasses.MIF.
 

Variants in 1911, with total occurences

Dowal: 1
Dowel: 1
Dowell: 7
Dowle: 1
MacDowall: 1
Macdowel: 1
MacDowell: 6
McDowall: 6
McDowel: 3
McDowell: 261

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