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1911 Nova Scotia Census Records

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According to the 1911 Nova Scotia census records, there were approximately 42,673 different family names documented. The top 17 most popular names in 1911 Nova Scotia 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 Mc Donald, Smith, Campbell, Brown, Mc Neil, Mc Leod, Frazer, Mc Lean, McDonald, Mc Kenzie, Morrison, Comeau, Johnson, Leblanc, Cameron, Nickerson, and Gillis. There are over 10,000 surnames from the 1911 Nova Scotia census records that are unique to Nova Scotia compared to all other provinces in Canada. These unique names from 1911 include Jodrey, Mense, Slauenwhite, Knickle, Jollymore, Veinott, Weagle, Eisnor, Lehome, and Bellfontaine; among others.

There were about 3 percent more males than females in Nova Scotia in 1911: approximately 250,800 males compared to approximately 239,100 females. The 1911 Nova Scotia census records reveal that 8 percent of all men had a given name of John, while about one-quarter of the male population had a given names from among this set of the top five most popular: John, William, James, George, and Charles.

These census records also show that about 10 percent of all women had a given name of Mary. However, for females, approximately one-third of all given names come from a group of a dozen popular names: Mary, Annie, Margaret, Sarah, Elizabeth, Catherine, Jessie, Alice, Florence, Maggie, Emma, and Jane.

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