DOWLING ONE NAME STUDY

Dowling Distribution in Ireland in 1901

Numbers are taken from the 1901 census (because no earlier complete census is available). I have shown figures of one Dowling per thousand of population as this better shows distrubution. Raw number contains no context of the remaining population and, consequently, show a bias to where Dowlings are now rather then where they figure most strongly. This translates into more Dowling's numerically in Dublin but gives no clue as to origin.

The Dowling per thousand approach shows wonderfully the bias towards the West of the River Barrow in the midland counties. It also shows nicely the slight increase in Kerry where Dowlings were transported in the 17th century. (Note: this does not include variations on the name)


Distribution of Dowlings per Thousand of Population Across Ireland in 1901 from Census
The chart uses data transferred from the National Archives of Ireland census search and entered by hand into a Microsoft Excel spreadsheet. After some simple formulas this was then charted automatically in a map. The charting application does not seem to want to show Northern Ireland on the same chart these are on the UK link below.

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