A Canadian Family

First Nations, French Canadians & Acadians

NB | Alnwick Parish | Mi’kmaq (1911)

 Index: Native Surname Census Extracts

These census posts  are part of a larger project to identify the surnames that have appeared among Indigenous, Metis and Mixed-heritage people over the past few hundred years across what is now Canada. 

Wherever possible, I’ve posted census links to the individual surnames – but either way there is always a link to the overall census at the foot of the post under External Links.  In addition, some of the older posts have orange colour coding. If a surname is orange-coloured it means that it appears in the marriage records on this site. Unfortunately, for technical reasons, the most recent posts don’t yet have this orange coding.

You may also be interested in two companion series of posts. The first  –  Canadian Marriage Extracts,  consists of transcribed marriage records. The second more recent project is a steadily growing series of Surname Anchor Posts.  Each surname post is dedicated to just one surname and its variations across Canada and over the past few hundred years. 

Note:  The goal of all these projects is to arrive at a representative sampling of the surnames. The list is not comprehensive and it relies primarily on settler records (non-indigenous). In all cases, indigenous peoples have the true knowledge of these surnames and of their peoples’ genealogy. 

This project is meant simply  as a jumping-off point for people who want to answer the questions: Has one of my surnames ever appeared in connection with indigenous or mixed-heritage records?  And if  so, where and when and among which peoples?

Please note that the records were created by settlers so they followed settler naming practices and applied new location names.

I wish to acknowledge (as a settler) that these were traditional territories

that were already inhabited and named by indigenous peoples.

Census Data:

Enumeration District 2: Alnwick Parish, Northumberland, New Brunswick (1911)

Includes: Burnt Church, New Jersey, Barryville




 Bartiboq(ue) –  Benarby


Caplen / Caplin –  Cloud 

Couch  –  Counaphil  /  Cournaphil 


DeDane – Déroc –  Déroche 

Dicham –  Dinnis  /  Dinny

Dominique  /  Domenique

Emilie  – Francis  

Genish /  Ginish

Joe  – Johnson – Joseph


Lambert   –   Larry  Louis


Martin – Mechlond

Mattalique / Metallic  – Michel



 Naphie   –  Nicholas – Nicholon

Patrick – Paul – Pe(t)er Paul  – Peter

Quash – Sock  / Suck  – Swanson

Tansan –   Taylor

Thanas – Thonace – Tourex?


External Links

Enumeration District 2: Alnwick Parish, Northumberland, N. B. (1911)

Esgenoôpetitj First Nation

Première Nation Esgenoôpetitj First Nation – YouTube

First Nation Detail – First Nation Profiles

Burnt Church First Nation – Wikipedia

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