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1911 census abbreviations
« on: Thursday 10 August 17 20:50 BST (UK) »
Hi Chatters,

Where might I find a list of 1911 Canadian Racial Origin column 14 abbreviations?

I'm helping a friend. We know he has First Nations blood. I have clipped the bit out of the 1911 census to show you what I'm looking at. It appears to say Indian over top of the nationality of the father & mother. Then, several family members have abbreviations that look like B, OB, OH & OR.

I looked on the LAC website (perhaps not in the right place) and found the following verbiage:

Column 14. Racial or tribal origin
- Generally traced through the father.
- Aboriginal people were to have their racial or tribal origin traced through their mothers, with the specific name of the First Nation entered.

Can anyone help me find a formal abbreviations list please?
MACDONALD of Benbecula, Scotland, Earlswood/Wapella Sask
BAIN of Aberdeenshire, Trafford district, Red Jacket and Moosomin, Sask
CHEYNE of Aberdeenshire & Trafford district, Sask
FISHER of Yorkshire, Ontario & Saskatchewan
INKSTER of Shetland, Edinburgh, Sask and BC
GAUNT of Yorkshire, Kent, BC & Australia
KINCH of Ireland, PEI, Ab, Sask
CORCORAN of Ireland, PEI & Sask
GOTZ / GOETZ of Soufflenheim, Alsace & Ont
MITTELHAUSSER of Soufflenheim, Alsace
MULLER or MILLER of Drusenheim, Alsace & Ont

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Re: 1911 census abbreviations
« Reply #1 on: Thursday 10 August 17 21:00 BST (UK) »
Sorry people - I've mislead you. It's abbreviations for the 1901 census that I require.

I've found the answer.  ::)
MACDONALD of Benbecula, Scotland, Earlswood/Wapella Sask
BAIN of Aberdeenshire, Trafford district, Red Jacket and Moosomin, Sask
CHEYNE of Aberdeenshire & Trafford district, Sask
FISHER of Yorkshire, Ontario & Saskatchewan
INKSTER of Shetland, Edinburgh, Sask and BC
GAUNT of Yorkshire, Kent, BC & Australia
KINCH of Ireland, PEI, Ab, Sask
CORCORAN of Ireland, PEI & Sask
GOTZ / GOETZ of Soufflenheim, Alsace & Ont
MITTELHAUSSER of Soufflenheim, Alsace
MULLER or MILLER of Drusenheim, Alsace & Ont

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