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1901 Canadian Census Abbreviation

1901 Canadian Census Abbreviation

Posted: 22 Aug 2011 6:23AM GMT
Classification: Query
Surnames: Chatelain, Villebrun
Looking at the 1901 census. After the name and such it lists the citizenship, nationality and religion and there is a sub category of that states Racial or Tribal Origin. On my great grandparents,Daniel Villebrun & Mary Louise Chatelain, it both states for them CFB. Any idea what CFB means?
Thx in advance

Re: 1901 Canadian Census Abbreviation

Posted: 10 Jul 2012 4:12PM GMT
Classification: Query
Edited: 10 Jul 2012 4:18PM GMT
Hello,the only thing close to that abreviation would be "fb" it stands for french breed and "Cree Fb" it stands for cree and french breed,Thats Cree indian,this is just a guess but i think maybe the census taker abriviated the cree part and put "cfb" insted of "cree fb"
1901 census

Please note that the following terms were used by the enumerators in 1901 and do not reflect current usage when describing a person's background.

"Race" column:

w:white (Caucasian)r:red (Native)b:black (African)y:yellow (Asian)"Racial/tribal origin" column:

The use of "breed" and "half-breed" indicated a person of mixed Native and other background as noted in the following examples that were used at that time:

Fb:French breedEb:English breedSb:Scottish breedIb:Irish breedOb:other breedCree fb:Cree and French breed
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