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First Nations, French Canadians & Acadians

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

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

Index: Newfoundland and Labrador First Nations Census Extracts [Inuit– Metis]

Newfoundland and Labrador only joined the Canadian Confederation in 1949. Prior to that the area was a British colony until 1907, and then it became the Dominion of Newfoundland.

These are the links I’ve collected so far for census records that registered First Nations, Metis or mixed-heritage people who lived in that area between 1852 and 1921. 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.


Northwest Territories | Rigolet Census Surnames | Inuit, Mixed (1911)

Northwest Territories | North West Post | Mixed (1911)


Rigolet, Hamilton Inlet | Inuit, Mixed (1921)

Related Indexes

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

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

Index: Native/First Peoples/Metis Surnames | Marriage Extracts

Core Index: First Peoples Genealogy and History

External Links


Metis Nation | Labrador Virtual Museum

Inuit | Labrador Virtual Museum

Labrador Inuit (Labradormiut) | Canadian Encyclopedia

Heritage Newfoundland and Labrador

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January 17, 2019 - Posted by | .


  1. Hello iam currently searching my family history and background .. I was told my great great grand mother was indigenous her last name was thistle not sure if it’s cree or Eskimo if someone knows of indigenous last names such as white,penny,thistle and what tribe thanks


    Comment by Miranda white | May 17, 2019 | Reply

  2. Hello I’m trying to found out some history on my family on both sides of my Dad and mom with surnames of Parsons,stuckless, Ricketts, wheeler’s Brinton , walkins, snow
    My great grandfather Jacob wheeler was a mi’maq band descendants to the twilligate area . if someone could help me would be greatly appreciated thanks


    Comment by David parsons | February 24, 2021 | Reply

  3. Hi I am looking for information on my great grandmother, her name was Maggie Joe she was born in 1887 in Green Bay area. If anyone has info I would love to hear about it,


    Comment by Annette Sudderdean | July 4, 2021 | Reply

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