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Index: The Inuit in Canadian Census Records

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

This is where I am placing links for extracts of census records for the Inuit in Canada between 1881 and 1921.

The Inuit people’s traditional lands lie in the Arctic in what is now known as Greenland, Alaska (U.S.A.) and northern Canada (Nunavut, northern Quebec, Labrador). Though they are still known as Eskimos in other countries, those who live in Canada wish to be known as the Inuit people. The Canadian government recognizes them as one of three aboriginal groupings in Canada: First Nations, Inuit and Metis.

Each link below leads to a post with a list of the surnames carried by the Inuit in a single given subdistrict at one point in time. Where technically possible, I’ve linked to each surname individually . Where I couldn’t do that I’ve made a  link to the subdistrict. In all cases I’ve linked only to records that you can access free of charge.

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.


NWT | Charlton Island | Nicheguon – Ungava Unorganized Territory  (1911)

NWT | Churchill | North River, Big Nose Hill, Big Ridge, Sandy Ridge  (1911)

NWT  |  Egg Island  (1911)

NWT | Labrador Rigolet  (1911)

NWT | Labrador | North West Post  (1911)

NWT | McKenzie Delta  (1911)

YK | Fort McPherson | Peel River, Mack River  (1911)

YK | Rampart House | Gwich’in, Inui, First Nations (1911)


Rigolet, Hamilton Inlet  (1921)

Ungava  (1921)

Related Links

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

Core Index: First Peoples Genealogy and History

Code: Index

October 14, 2019 - Posted by | . | ,


  1. Re links to free images, note that census records are all free on Library and Archives Canada website:


    Comment by Mary Munk | May 1, 2020 | Reply

  2. We found a government census out of Nova Scotia. I believe a native Male in the census it saided Indian on the census. I do know if back then if native males took French Catholic names? Early 1900s in clare region of Nova Scotia. Any help would be appreciated. Gordon Belliveau.


    Comment by Belliveau | September 6, 2021 | Reply

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