O'Dempsey heads of household in the 1911 census


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

Dempsey Very numerous: Midlands, Ulster and generally. Ir. Ó Díomasaigh (proud). The sept was seated in Clanmalier, Laois-Offaly, until dispossessed in 17 cent. IF.
Dempster fairly numerous: E Ulster. Scottish and Manx. Means a judge. SI.
Ó Díomasaigh Dempsey: an-líonmhar: Lár na Tíre, Cúige Uladh & rl. Bhí siad suite i Laois-Uíbh Fhailí ar theacht na Normannach agus d'fhanadar ann go dtí gur chailleadar a gcuid tailte sa 17 céad. Brí: díomasach = uaibhreach. IF.
 

Variants in 1911, with total occurences

Dempsay: 2
Dempsey: 487
Dempster: 40
Dempsy: 35
Demsey: 2
Dimpsey: 3
O'Dempsey: 3
Proudman: 3

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