A Canadian Family

First Nations, French Canadians & Acadians

QC | Baskatong | Algonquin, First Nations (1921)

Main Index: Native/First Peoples/Metis Surnames | 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?

Census Data:

Enumeration district: Quebec, Wright, Lytton, Sicotte, Baskatong (1921)

[Algonquin, First Nations]

Baptiste  –  Beaucan

Carle  –  Cayer


Jacko  – Jocko

Noe  – Parrish


Related Posts: 

Main Index: Native – First Peoples – Metis [Canadian Census Extracts]

Native – First Peoples – Metis  [Canadian Marriage Extracts]

External Links

Enumeration district: Quebec, Wright, Lytton, Sicotte & Baskatong (1921)

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  1. Your work is amazing. I am wondering if anyone knows what the « 40 » beside French under Tribal Origin means. Some of us think it could mean French Breed, but we can’t quite understand. Any help would be appreciated. Thank you!


    Comment by Danielle Lachapelle | March 13, 2021 | Reply

    • Hello Danielle,
      I don’t have an answer for you, but I do know that the people processing the documents used numerical codes when collating the data. There’s some discussion of this on the Canada census site. Here is an excerpt of the discussion followed by a link to the Canada site – “Column headings and interpretation Numeric codes: When employees at the Dominion Bureau of Statistics were compiling the statistical summaries, some of them wrote numbers on the census pages. The numbers relate to the information already recorded, not to additional details about the person enumerated. For example, we have been able to determine that for column 15, Place of birth, the following codes were used on some pages: 1 Canada, 2 United Kingdom, 4 United States, 5 Europe, 7 Asia, etc. There is a guide that explains the codes used in column 28, Occupations (see below). The meaning of numbers written in other columns is unknown.”

      Linnk –


      Comment by Evelyn Yvonne Theriault | March 14, 2021 | Reply

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