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Gagetown | Maliseet (1901)

Index: Native Surname Census Extracts

Index: The Maliseet 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.

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October 19, 2018 Posted by | . | , , , | Leave a comment

Burton | Maliseet (1901)

Index: Native Surname Census Extracts

Index: The Maliseet 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.

 

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October 19, 2018 Posted by | . | , , , , | Leave a comment

Wabanaki Confederacy Surnames | Abenaki, Maliseet, Mi’kmaq

This is a still growing list of surnames carried by members of the Wabanaki Confederacy which I have extracted from Canadian census documents and vital records. The Wabanaki peoples I include are the New Brunswick/Quebec Maliseet, the New Brunswick/Nova Scotia/Prince Edward Island Mi’kmaq and the Quebec Abenaki. You will only find American Passamaquoddy or Penobscot if they happened to be residing in Canada at the time of a census taking or if they were listed in Canadian marriage registers.

As of October 2018, the list includes most of the Maliseet and Mi’kmaq surnames which appear on this site in one form or another. I’ve included those that I’ve personally come across so it’s not representative of all possible variations and it certainly doesn’t include all of the archaic forms. The Abenaki surnames will be gradually indexed between now and mid-November.

You can reach these surnames by using the search box in the sidebar to your right or  through the following indexes:

Index: Native / First Peoples / Metis Surnames [Marriage Extracts]

Index: The Abenaki in Canadian Census Records

Index: The Maliseet in Canadian Census Records

Index: The Mi’kmaq in Canadian Census Records

 

If you are new to this type of genealogy, you should know that the Maliseet and Mi’kmaq of Eastern Canada have much shared history and partially overlapping territories in New Brunswick.  Some of the surnames are unique to these nations while others have evolved through the westernization of indigenous surnames or were newly acquired through intermarriage with non-indigenous peoples. As a result, many of these surnames are shared by multiple Wabanaki nations, albeit in slightly different forms.

In addition to this, there are often variations in the spelling. In fact it’s not unusual to see multiple spellings for the same individual from one census form to another and also from one vital record to the next.

Note:

Surnames I have found only in Quebec Abenaki records are italicized.

Surnames I have found only in Nova Scotia Mi’kmaq records are in “quote marks”.

 

 

Wabanaki Confederacy Surnames A – L


[Abenaki – Abenaquis]   [Abraham, Abram(s)]

[Acquin, Ackuin, Aquin]   [Agnes]  [Alexander, Alexandre] Continue reading

October 17, 2018 Posted by | . | , , , , , | Leave a comment

Index: The Maliseet in Canadian Census Records

Core Index: First Peoples Genealogy and History

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

 

This is where I place links to my growing collection of Canadian census records of the Maliseet people in Canada. Each link below leads to a post with a list of the surnames carried by Maliseet  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. Continue reading

October 16, 2018 Posted by | . | , , , | Leave a comment

Perth | Cree, Maliseet (1901)

Index: Native Surname Census Extracts

Index: The Maliseet 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. Continue reading

October 12, 2018 Posted by | . | , , , , | Leave a comment

Fredericton St.Mary’s, Kingsclear | Maliseet (1921)

Index: Native Surname Census Extracts

Index: The Maliseet 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.

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Fraserville | Maliseet (1881)

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.

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October 12, 2018 Posted by | . | , , , , | Leave a comment