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NOVA SCOTIA SURNAMES & PLACE NAMES
as cited in "Drummer on Foot", 1999
Also included are persons noted as having emigrated from Scotland and/or
were identified in "Drummer" as Pioneer* Settlers of a given community. 

This index, prepared for the editors, reflects surname spellings as used by William Duncan Cameron in his 1913-1918 notes that are compiled this book.  Much of what he recorded occurred a century before him.  The book appeared nearly another century later.   From such a vantage point, the compiler began by trying to "standardize and/or modernize" the author's usages.  As the index compilation proceeded, it became clear that the author's versions were more reliable.  Except where contradictions were obvious, the originals are indexed.


The Mc, Mac, and Donald cases cause trouble.  Illustrating the point, In my own family, the progenitor, Donald "McDonnell" came from Morar, Scotland.   His children included a son Angus "McDonell", who had children Alexander "McDonell", William "MacDonell", Margaret "McDonnell".   The fourth child, Annie, eliminated the problem by marrying a "McDonald" and leaving town.  All of them may be right.

      Sincerely,  M.F. "McDonell"

Origins in Scotland denoted by Italics

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Surname or
Place Name
Given Name Origin **

Pages

Afton      

10

Addington Forks      

56,63,110

Alder River      

160

Amherst     Cu

87

Antigonish Town      

6,7,10,14,15,16,22,26,27,30,35,40

43,49,51,52,55,57,58,60,62,72,78

80,81,87,105,106,109,111,112,113

125,126,129,130,131,140,157,159

160,161,162,164,171,172,174,181,182

186,187,188,204,206,209,212,214,218

221,226,227

Antigonish Landing      

38,60,109,170,187

Antigonish Harbor      

13,30,34,62,64,73,80,82,87,109,130

172,183

Ardness     P

104,108,112,113,114,183

Arichat     R

7,55,58,65

Arichat Parish       58
Arisaig       16,39,54,68,106,107,108,109,112
114,115,116,121,124,128,180
Arisaig     Sct 170,180
Ashdale     ? 60,68,73
Aspy Bay     V 141
Baddeck     CB

29

Bailey's Brook     P

5,10,29,39,55,56,57,72,77,86,87,90

103,104,106,108,109,110,112,114

115,116,123,124,126,128,133,138

163,164,170,181,184,188

Ballantyne's Cove      

71

Barney's River     P

60,108

Bayfield      

68

Beauly        
Beech Hill      

7,38,39,62,104,171

Belle Cote     I

165

Big Brook      

See Dunmore

Big Marsh      

109,111,164

Big Pond     CB

151,152

Birch Brook     P

126

Black Mary Boyd Settlement

Hal

19
Black River/Mabou    

I

37,157
Black Avon    

?

60,61,80,139,181
Boisdale (Chapel)    

CB

145
Boyd* Angus Frasers Mills   9
Boyd John   Sct 14
Boyd Settlement    

 

13,36,57,62,137,163,171
Boylston    

G

63
Bras d' Or    

CB

51
Brierly Brook       35,56,85
Broad Cove/St Rose    

I

87,104,106,128,140,141,156,160
Broad Cove Banks      

See Dunvegan

Broad Cove Marsh      

See Dunvegan

Brown's Mountain    

P

108
Caledonia Mills    

 

16,17,48,52,55,62,69,78,85,119,122
123,133,134,139,160,163,181
Cameron Christine  

Sct

6
Cameron* Dougald Lochaber Sct 45
Cameron* John Moidart Sct 53
Cameron William Middle S. River   3
Campbell Sarah Croft   39
Cape George    

 

10,17,20,22,51,64,68,71,85,123,151
156,158,159,160,161,163,172,187,188
Cape Jack    

 

68
Caribou    

P

47,48,123
Carroll Richard Frasers Mills   12
Chisholm Archibald Frasers Mills   6
Chisholm John Strathglass

Sct

221
Christmas Island    

CB

54,55,112,114
Clydesdale       109,110,115
Coady Ann Margaree CB   41
Connors Michael St Mary

G

60
Cooper Mary Wine Harbor

G

31
Copper Lake       60,68
Corbett E Havre Bouche   30
Country Harbor (X)    

G

51,78
Creignish/Long Pt.    

I

55,63,140,157,160,185,214
Cribbens Point    

?

86
Croft       39,87
Cullodon Moor    

Sct

27,222
Dartmouth    

Hal

159
Deepdale    

I

140,157
Digby    

D

62
Doctors Brook       77,86,115
"Dove" (Ship)

arr. 1801

    28
Dungarry    

I

80
Dunmaglass       36,59,60,66,70,109,114,115,131,141
Dunmore/Big Brook    

 

5,8,10,11,16,19,20,21,22,24,25,28
29,30,31,50,52,56,63,68,73,74,75
77,78,79,81,82,86,87,121,124,126
129,131,134,135,155,158,160,161
170,171
Dunn Christopher S. Side Harbor   39
Dunvegan    

I

140,141,151,155,157,164,165,201
East Bay    

CB

49,63,151,152,161

Eigg Island

    Sct 160
Erinville    

G

119
Fairmont    

 

60,107,184,186,188
Fishermans Cove    

G

126
Five Mile Lake       121
Flaherty Catherine South River   56
Forbes Isabel Beech Hill   62
Frankville       30
Fraser (Miller) Alexander Dunmore

 

5,49,133,170
Fraser* Donald Lower S. River   5
Frasers Grant       62,63,68
Frasers Mills    

 

6,8,9,10,11,12,13,16,17,22,24,28
29,38,39,48,49,51,52,56,60,63,77
78,80,117,119,128,158,170,186,222
Georgeville    

 

54,105,106,108,111,112,180
Giants Lake    

 

See Lakedale

Gillis Angus Morar Sct 158
Gillis* Donald Morar

Sct

27,28
Glace Bay    

CB

35,51,113,122,129,151,152
Glassburn       31,73
Glen Alpine       29,30,62,63,119,130,159
Glen Road    

 

10,30,55,68,77,161,171
Glencoe    

I

36
Glengarry    

Sct

158
Glennville    

I

164,165
Goldenville    

?

83
Goshen    

G

7,73,118
Grand Lake    

Hal

123
Grand Narrows    

V

119,156,200
Grandique Ferry    

?

65
Guysborough    

G

40,63,134,221
Guysboro Intervale    

G

133
Halifax    

Hal

19,21,56,82,108,110,111,117,125
129,130,138,215,222
Havre   Bouche       30
Heatherton    

 

16,19,36,54,55,61,63,181
"Hector" (Ship)

arr. 1801

    47
Hollowell Grant       62,71,83,105,161
Inverness    

I

55,106,111,140,156,157,160,172,180
188
Ireland (origins)    

 

33
James River       13,109
Judique    

I

16,41,71,80,129,139,141,156,157
158,170,222
Kelly Hugh Goshen   7
Keppoch      

See Mayfield

Knoydart       108,114,115
Lake Ainslie    

I

41,104,141,157
Lakedale/Giant's Lake    

G

6,29,39,69,73,74,77,87,103,107,116
117,118,119,120,122,125,139
Lakevale    

 

14,16,20,23,56,62,68,87,103,105
106,111,130,163,164,184,188
Leyden John Tracadie

 

55
Linwood       22,28,30
Lismore    

P

14,52,60,66,69,70,82,85,104,107
108,111,112,141
Little Harbor    

Y

122
Livingstone       105,124
Lochaber    

 

13,29,35,69,78,117,119,124,181
Lochaber    

Sct

160
Lochard M Linwood   30
Londonderry Sta.    

C

122,145,161,171
Louisbourg    

CB

112,144
Lourdes    

P

108,123
Lower S. River    

 

5,38,39,47,53,54,69,80,112,124,139
142,154
MacAlexander Donald Frasers Mills   10
MacAllen Donald Frasers Mills   8
MacDonald Angus   Sct 6
MacDonald Ann Knoydart Sct 27
MacDonald (Muillear) Donald Baileys Brook

P

5,23
MacDonnell Donald Frasers Mills   10
MacDougald John Margaree CB   42
MacDougall Archibald South River   52
MacEachern Flora Dunmore   19
MacGillivray Donald South River   38
MacInnis John Richmond

R

18
MacIntosh Colin Lower S. River   29
MacIntyre William Black Avon   61
MacIsaac Donald Upper Glen Road   10
MacJames Alexander     10
MacJohn Angus Frasers Mills   8
MacKenzie Isabel Beech Hill   39
MacKinnon John C. MD Middle S. River   25
MacLean R.A.     4
MacLellan Peter Dunmore

I

20
MacMaster Angus South River   55
MacMillan Miles Frasers Mills   73
MacNair Ann Antigonish Harbor   38
MacRonald John Frasers Mills   6
MacUlsteine John Frasers Mills   7
McAdam Isabel Arisaig   39
McAdam Mary Arisaig   16
McAra's Brook       39
McDonald Christine Moidart Sct 53
McDonald* Donald Arisaig

Sct

180
McDonald D.D. Antigonish   10
McDonald John Arisaig

Sct

180
McDonald John Moidart

Sct

180
McDonell Alexander Middle S. River   10
McDonell Angus Frasers Mills   10,17
McDonell Donald Glengarry

Sct

79
McDonnell Angus Morar

Sct

10
McDonnell* Donald Morar

Sct

10,161
McDonnell Margaret Knoydart Sct 34
McDonnell Mary Glengarry Sct 158
McDonnell* Mary Morar

Sct

161
McDonnell Philip Glengarry

Sct

158
McFarlane* Dougald Moidart Sct 33,34,41
McFarlane Cemetery   Middle S. River   34,38
McGillivray Angus   Sct 20
McGillivray Alexander Arisaig Sct 66
McGillivray* Donald Arisaig

Sct

170
McGillivray Hugh Arisaig

Sct

85
McIntyre Catherine     181
McIsaac Angus  

 

72
McIsaac Archibald Moidart Sct 140
McIsaac Duncan Moidart Sct 51,52,103,114,116,126,128
McIvor Janet     59,61
McKinnon Farm  

Middle S. River

  10
McLellan Archibald Morar Sct 161
McLean Mary Boyd Settlement

 

16
McNutt Mary  

C

85
McPherson Angus Moidart Sct 71,72,73
McPherson Lauchlan Frasers Mills   9
Mabou    

I

51,52,56,70,86,141,156,157,160,164
181,191
Mahoney John Antigonish Harbor   30
Malignant Brook      

See Marydale

Malignant Cove       106,108,109,111,114
Margaree (all)    

I

14,23,28,29,33,35,36,40,42,61,64,71
79,110,139,140,141,155,156,164,165
181
Marshy Hope    

P

121
Marydale    

 

6,17,24,27,37,38,49,56,63,69,85,110
112,115,128,129,138,139,159,163,188
Maryvale      

p6 etc, See Marydale

Mayfield/Keppoch       63,116,119,121,122,124,125,144,145
171
Melrose    

G

119,123
Merigomish    

P

10,55,104
Merland    

G

22,62,134,171
Middle S.River /McPhersons P.O.     

 

4,10,20,28,29,33,36,47,49,52,54,56
57,62,63,64,66,71,73,74,85,86,115
116,124,125,126,128,134,154,187,217
Mills James Boyd Settlement   13,35
Mira     CB 183,185
Moidart       63
Moidart     Sct 141,144,155
Morar     Sct 105,151,158,160,161
Morvan       121,122
Morrison Bishop     11
Morristown    

 

10,56,71,145,159,188
Mulgrave (Port M.)       30,36,52
Murphy Catherine South River   35
Murray William Grandique

?

65
New Glasgow    

P

38,63,77,108,113,119,122,123,140
145,161,173,184,189,220
New Waterford    

CB

140,151
Nine Mile River    

H

79,82
North Grant    

 

78,109,129,131
North Sydney    

CB

151
O'Neil S Port Mulgrave   30
Ogden    

G

36,118
Ohio       29,60,68,73,117,122,125,171,189
Oxford    

Cu

163
Parrsboro    

Cu

123
Pictou    

P

47,157,163
Pine Tree    

P

62
Pinevale    

 

7,30,31,35,38,49,55,78,121,124,159
189
Pinkietown       109,121,122,125,144
Pleasant Valley       36,60,66,83,87,106,109,111,112,139
Point Tupper    

?

7
Port Hawkesbury    

I

22,29,35
Port Hood    

I

68,80,119,122,156,159,164,172
Power James Springfield

 

64
Reserve Mines    

CB

152
River John    

P

55
Roman Valley    

G

119
Ross Ann Dunmore   27,48
Salmon River    

G

8,36,119,171
Salt Springs       30,55,72,137,153,161,186,189
Scott Mary 9 Mile River

Han

79
Scott's Bridge       55
Sherbrooke    

G

118
Sinclair Malcolm Frasers Mills

G

8
Smith John South River   36
Somers Martin Brierly Brook   85
South Side Harbor    

I

39
South River District       4,5,6,13,14,16,18,19,20,22,35,38,40
46,48,50,51,52,53,60,62,64,66,67
69,70,72,81,85,87,90,96,103,106
107,112,113,114,116,118,119,121
124,126,128,129,131,133,134,135
137,139,141,148,151,152,155,157
160-164,188,201
Springfield       7,12,16,20,22,48,49,51,52,59,60,61
64,65,66,68,69,71,73,74,85,119,122
130,131,137,139,158,160,220
Springhill    

Cu

122,123,143,147
St  Andrews       17,18,27,28,37,38,39,49,69,73,77,79
80,82,85,87,116,125,128,129,130,135
136,139,147,158,159,164,170,181,182
191,192,201,221,222
St. Francis/Oyster Pd     G 63
St. Francis Xavier Coll.       58,114,222
St Josephs/W.River       7,29,36,38,56,107,114,116,122,123
143,144,150,222
St. Mary     G 60
St. Peters     R 51,65,111,119
St. Rose/Broad Cove       29,41,42,140
Stellerton     P 119,123,124
Strathglass     Sct 221
Strathlorne     I 155
Stuart A Frankville   30
Suaincart     Sct 141
Summerside       80
Sydney    

CB

52,62,65,113,130,152,153,181
Sydney Mines    

CB

52,55,57,114,152,159
Thorburn    

P

121,122,123
Tompkinsville    

G

118
Tracadie    

I

49,54,55,81,122,130,171,184
Trenton    

P

159
Upper S. River       16,17,42,51,60,73,81,129
Welsh William Dunmore   30
West Bay    

R

128
West River      

See St.Josephs

Westville    

P

64
Whale Cove    

I

165
Williams Point       16,28,31,36,37,38,51,52,106,137,170
181,182,184,185,186
Wilmot A CB   62
Wine Harbor    

G

31

**County in Nova Scotia.  All persons lived in or places are located in  Antigonish except for:

Am = Amherst    An = Annapolis   C = Colchester   Cu = Cumberland  CB = Cape Breton County  
D = Digby   G = Guysborough   H = Hants  Hal = Halifax    I = Inverness    L = Lunenberg   P = Pictou   
R = Richmond   S = Sydney  V = Victoria
   Y =  Yarmouth

Revised:   08/11/2000
Compiled by Maurice Fraser McDonell

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