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1901 Canadian Census Abbreviation

1901 Canadian Census Abbreviation

Posted: 1313994224000
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: 1341936778000
Classification: Query
Edited: 1341937120000
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"
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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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