A Canadian Family

First Nations, French Canadians & Acadians

Labrador Rigolet | Inuit, Mixed (1911)

Index: Native Surname Census Extracts


This is part of a larger project to locate surnames carried by Natives, First Peoples and Metis in Eastern Canada. In this series of posts, I list surnames carried by Aboriginal (or part Aboriginal) individuals in the 1901 and 1911 census for the eastern provinces of Canada. Note: There are regular updates including external links (e.g. maps, encyclopedia) and added information (e.g. specific tribal affiliations). The companion series – Native/First Peoples/Metis Surnames of Eastern Canada – Marriage Records  – contains many of the same surnames as well as others.


1. To reach the original census records for the district named below, you can click on the External Links at the bottom of the post.

2. You can also click on many of the individual surnames to reach that listing in one of the census records (usually 1901 or 1911).

3. Surnames highlighted in orange also appear in the Marriage Records (although often spelled differently). 



Census Data: 

Enumeration District 35: Labrador, Northwest Territories, North West Territories

Includes: Rigolet

[Inuit (Esquimaux) – Mixed]



Adams  –  Allan  –  Allen


Blade  –  Blake  –  Broomfield


Camocock  –  Chaulk    –  Chickquack  –  Cove


Flowers  –  Goudie  –  Groves


Jefrey  –   Jiffrey


 McKenzie –  Meolus  –  Mucko  –  Mugford


Newel  –  Newell  –  Oliver


Pallicer  –  Perry  –  Pottle


  Rich  –  Shuglo  –  Simon


William  –  Williams  –  Wolfrey




Related Posts: 

Index: The Territories, North West Territories & Yukon [Native – First Peoples – Metis]

Index: Newfoundland and Labrador Census Extracts [Native – First Peoples – Metis]

Main Index: Native/First Peoples/Metis Surnames | Census Extracts

Core Index: First Peoples Genealogy and History



External Links

Enumeration District 35: Labrador, Northwest Territories, North West Territories

Town of Rigolet, Labrador

IlikKuset-Ilingannet! Culture Connect! – Inuit Tapiriit Kanatami

Inuit group at Rigolet, Labrador, ca. 1880

Tourism Nunatsiavut


October 22, 2017 - Posted by | . | , , ,


  1. On one of your posts, I followed a link that showed native marriages from the 1900’s
    On 8/5/1901 Louis Jocks married Anne McComber in st. Francois xXavier parish, in caughnawaga
    How can I get more detail of this marriage, trying to trace my ancestry to Louis Jocks? Are the parish records available online?appreciate all your posts!

    Reply here – http://wp.me/pp92w-kHG


    Comment by Glenn mcDonald | October 22, 2017 | Reply

    • Reply here –


      Comment by Evelyn Yvonne Theriault | October 22, 2017 | Reply

    • Hello Glenn,
      At one point I had a membership to Ancestry.com so many of the marriages I list came from there. My second source is the BMS2000 registry. If you google that you’ll find it. The challenge is that the surnames in that period are frequently moving back and forth between the Anglicized version of the name and the Iroquois surname.


      Comment by Evelyn Yvonne Theriault | October 22, 2017 | Reply

  2. I have been searching my roots in maine. This lead to the broomfeild, deer, Pottle story read from John and James Pottle family bible. It also says in there James George no more know, same for Thomas, Samuel. I searched in Rigolet in birth and baptism and found what looks like early 1777 Thomas, Mary were the parents in the bible story who remarried and had more children rigolet not online any more. The problem liking maine with Labrador is I can’t find boarder crossings years about 1790 1799. I am certain my family links there, why every name I found in maine are the same as I found 1911. My dates start in 1810 my search took me to Whitefield cemetery I found James M Pottle, George, Samuel ages on tomb stones almost gone point is I can find no records on there except tomb stones. In maine the pottles married Moody’s and Bailey’s
    Any help would be greatly appreciated. I can be reached at wishihadgoldeberyl@gmail


    Comment by John Griffin | December 6, 2017 | Reply

    • Hello John,
      The only thing I can recommend is to contact this historical society in Rigolet –


      They may be able to help. Good luck with your search!


      Comment by Evelyn Yvonne Theriault | December 11, 2017 | Reply

    • Hi. I too have had trouble linking to the Labrador Pottles. Belinda would have been born in the 1840’s. Her father was John Pottle and on her marriage record he was a fisherman from Labrador. Belinda married Absalom Rich and had two sons. They were from the Rigolet area, but came to St. John’s when Absalom died sometime around 1870. I can’t find a John Pottle old enough to be Belinda’s father.

      Liked by 1 person

      Comment by Jeff Keats | November 18, 2018 | Reply

      • I have a lot of information in maine but if that’s all you have is one record I don’t believe I am interested in sharing what I have. Why because I have spent ten long years off and on going through federal census it was hard to follow with faded records. So you must understand the amount of hard work that went into finding what I have found. I have found online that there are lazy good miners that want other people to do all the leg work. So if you have more than what you say I will help other wise your on your own.


        Comment by John Griffin | November 18, 2018 | Reply

  3. What town are you searching in maine or Canada. I have a John in Whitefield me. Lists no family members in 1820 is where I found John only head of house holds, don’t know about 1840 or 1850 May have if so took me to pittston a grave stone for John is in Whitefield he died in 1851 I think his wife was Mary I have checked to be sure of here name she died in 1860. Anything for the pottles has been hard to find very poor record keeping in maine.


    Comment by John Griffin | November 18, 2018 | Reply

  4. I have searched for boarder crossings but due to raiding rebels and Indians fighting was ramped a lot of records have burnt. Did find a John in labrador around 1577 or 1677 by the time I got to library to print was taken off line. Trust me tracing the pottles has been a challenge the names listed in the Broomfield deer story I can only find grave stones and no records for or family. But did find Bailey there and here who must have married labrador but no records from there or here

    Liked by 2 people

    Comment by John Griffin | November 18, 2018 | Reply

  5. Evelyn Yvonne Theriault is my hero for putting this site together, the work that I have done just on my family roots was overwhelming. I can not wrap my head around the amount of work that you and all your volunteers have done for everyone. So I want to say to all of you THANK YOU TO ALL OF YOU!!!
    Reading these old documents is very hard work and not so easily done.
    Thank you Everyone!!! Involved

    Liked by 1 person

    Comment by John Griffin | November 18, 2018 | Reply

    • You are most kind, John. I really appreciate the comments coming from a fellow family historian.
      I was very much helped in my first years by fellow researchers – although a lot more of it was offline or my email. Or at the local LDS library.
      Those were the days 🙂
      Have a nice day,


      Comment by Evelyn Yvonne Theriault | December 11, 2018 | Reply

      • Rock on!!! This is a bakers agate from New Mexico found at the bakers ranch.

        Merry Christmas Evelyn & Friends

        Liked by 1 person

        Comment by John Griffin | December 11, 2018 | Reply

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