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1901 New Brunswick Census Records

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According to the 1901 New Brunswick census records, there were approximately 15,663 different family names documented. The top 20 most popular names in 1901 New Brunswick represented about 10 percent of the total recorded. That is, 1 of every 10 individuals had a last name from among the group of popular family names comprised of LeBlanc, Smith, Cormier, Richard, Brown, McDonald, Landry, Steeves, Wilson, Boudreau, Martin, Jones, Campbell, Clark, Thompson, Arseneau, Daigle, Murphy, McLean, and Leger. There are over 5,000 surnames from the 1901 New Brunswick census records that are unique to New Brunswick compared to all other provinces in Canada. These unique names from 1901 include Gionet, Breaux, Giberson, Demerchant, Arbeau, Yerxa, Folkins, Lebouthillier, Gildart, and Arbo; among others.

Although almost equal in number, there were about 1 percent more males than females in New Brunswick in 1901: approximately 168,800 males compared to approximately 162,300 females. The 1901 New Brunswick census records reveal that 6 percent of all men had a given name of John, while about one-fifth of the male population had a given names from among this set of the top five most popular: John, William, James, George, and Joseph.

These census records also show that about 7 percent of all women had a given name of Mary. However, for females, approximately one-quarter of all given names come from a group of a dozen popular names: Mary, Annie, Marie, Elizabeth, Sarah, Margaret, Alice, Jane, Catherine, Maggie, Emma, and Ellen.

1901 New Brunswick census records also highlight popular occupations for the citizens at the time. "Farmer" was the most recorded occupation for men with a count of about 40,000. Other top positions for men according to census records include Student, laborer, carpenter, fisherman, millman, and clerk. The 1901 New Brunswick census records indicate "Student" was also a frequent occupation designation for women, with famer, servant, domestic, teacher, and dressmaker also appearing in the list.

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