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origin and meaning of place names in Canada

George Henry Armstrong

origin and meaning of place names in Canada

by George Henry Armstrong

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Published by Macmillan of Canada in Toronto .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Names, Geographical -- Canada

  • Edition Notes

    Statement[by] G. H. Armstrong.
    The Physical Object
    Paginationvii, 312 p.
    Number of Pages312
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL15106161M

    The Canada family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between and The most Canada families were found in the USA in In there were 18 Canada families living in Northwest Territories. This was about 33% of . According to surname distribution data from Forebears, which also brings in data from Asian countries, the Lee surname is most prevalent in the United States (ranked 15th most common in the nation), but most dense, based on percentage of population, in Hong Kong, where it ranks as the 3rd most common last also ranks 3rd in Malaysia and Singapore, 5th in .

    This book explains the origin of more than 2, Ontario place names shown on the Official Ontario Road Map, where the origins are known, plus many places not shown on the map that have unusual names/5. Last name meaning Canada: This interesting surname has three possible sources; firstly, it may be of Old French origin, and is either a nickname for a tall, thin man, or a metonymic occupational name for someone who gathered reeds, which were needed in the Middle Ages as a floor covering, and for weaving small baskets, or a topographical name for someone who lived in a .

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The Origin and Meaning of Place Names in Canada: Author: Armstrong, George Henry (2 of 2 for author by title) This book is in the public domain in Canada, and is made available to you DRM-free.

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