A Canadian Family

First Nations, French Canadians & Acadians

West Bay | Mi’kmaq (1901)

Index: Native Surname Census Extracts

Index: The Mi’kmaq in Canadian Census Records


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: Nova Scotia / Inverness / West Bay (1901)




Doucette  –  Freeman  – Joseph  –  Paul





External Links

Enumeration district: Nova Scotia / Inverness / West Bay (1901)

Waycobah First Nation

We’koqma’q First Nation

The East, 1902 – Historical Atlas of Canada


October 8, 2018 - Posted by | . | , , ,


  1. Hello Evelyn is there a time we could connect. I live in Ontario . My ancestors are Bernard Family. We have several in our family, look very much native. My grandma Margeurite Legacy(Bernard) John and Olive Bernard from South Tetagouche New Brunswick area, Bathurst etc. I believe we are perhaps from Maliseet or Miqmac nation. Cherie Legacy Gray 8072282784 Thank you

    Sent from my iPhone



    Comment by Cherie Gray | October 10, 2018 | Reply

    • Hello,
      I’m in the midst of a big project right now with eastern Canadian Mi’kmaq. I’ll contact you at your gmail in a few days 🙂 at the latest.
      Have a good day,


      Comment by Evelyn Yvonne Theriault | October 10, 2018 | Reply

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