Thursday, June 9, 2016

U.S. Census Series: Ward 12, Scranton, Pennsylvania 1870 - Part 2

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The first place that I profiled for the Census Series posts was Scranton, Luzerne County, Pennsylvania. In this series, I highlight examples from censuses where the Irish county or place of origin was noted for those that were enumerated. Tables have been compiled showing the number of Irish county examples for all other places in the United States that I have written about, except Scranton. This has now been rectified.

Almost 600 people from Ireland had their counties of birth record by William Carling as he traveled around the 12th Ward of Scranton in his job as a census enumerator for 1860. Scranton is know for its large Irish-American population of Mayo origin and this is reflected in this ward. Carling did not record the county of origin for every Irish person that he met, but we can see that more than half of those that he did were from the western county.

County
Approx. no of entries
Mayo
348
Sligo (incl. Slago)
89
Tipperary
31
Cork
23
Kerry
17
Down
9
Waterford
9
Kilkenny (incl. Killshiney, Killiney, Kilenny, Klinny)
7
Limerick
7
Cavan
5
Laois (Queens)
5
Leitrim (incl. Lutraim)
5
Dublin
4
Offaly (Kings)
4
Galway
3
Roscommon
3
Antrim (incl. Belfast)
2
Armagh
2
Tyrone
2
Donegal
1
Longford (incl. Longfort)
1
Meath
1
Unknown (Fairfield)
4
TOTAL
582

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