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1911 New Brunswick Census Records

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According to the 1911 New Brunswick census records, there were approximately 32,347 different family names documented. The top 22 most popular names in 1911 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, Richard, Cormier, Brown, Martin, Robichaud, Landry, Bourdreau, Wilson, Steeves, Roy, McDonald, Clark, Campbell, Jones, White, Leger, Melanson, Daigle, Thompson, and Scott. There are over 10,000 surnames from the 1911 New Brunswick census records that are unique to New Brunswick compared to all other provinces in Canada. These unique names from 1911 include Vautour, Lentaigue, Legassie, Veneau, Dugais, Arbeau, Gueguen, Geantreau, Polchas, and Trevors; among others.

There were about 3 percent more males than females in New Brunswick in 1911: approximately 180,700 males compared to approximately 170,700 females. The 1911 New Brunswick census records reveal that 5 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, Margaret, Alice, Sarah, Catherine, Emma, Jane, Helen, Edith, and Ethel.

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