Common Mi’kmaw Surnames

The following are common Mi’kmaw surnames. List also includes locations where these names are most likely to be found:

  • Alex – Nova Scotia
  • Augustine – New Brunswick
  • Basque – Nova Scotia (mainland)
  • Battiste – Nova Scotia
  • Beadle – Nova Scotia (mainland)
  • Brooks – Nova Scotia (mainland)
  • Cabot – Nova Scotia
  • Christmas – Nova Scotia
  • Clair – New Brunswick
  • Cope – Nova Scotia (mainland)
  • Cremo – Nova Scotia
  • Dedam – New Brunswick
  • Dennis – Nova Scotia
  • Denny – Nova Scotia
  • Doucette – Nova Scotia
  • Francis – Nova Scotia
  • Gabriel – Nova Scotia
  • Gehue – Nova Scotia (mainland)
  • Ginnish – New Brunswick
  • Gloade – Nova Scotia (mainland)
  • Googoo – Nova Scotia
  • Gould – Nova Scotia
  • Herney – Nova Scotia
  • Isaac – Nova Scotia
  • Isadore – Nova Scotia (mainland)
  • Jeddore – Newfoundland
  • Joe – Nova Scotia
  • Johnson – Nova Scotia
  • Joseph – Nova Scotia (mainland)
  • Julian – Nova Scotia
  • Julien – Nova Scotia
  • Knockwood – Nova Scotia (mainland)
  • Labillois – New Brunswick
  • Labrador – Nova Scotia (mainland)
  • Lafford – Nova Scotia
  • Levi – New Brunswick
  • Lewis – Nova Scotia
  • Maloney – Nova Scotia (mainland)
  • Marble – Nova Scotia (mainland)
  • Marr – Nova Scotia (mainland)
  • Marshall – Nova Scotia
  • Martin – Restigouche
  • Mc Ewan – Nova Scotia (mainland)
  • Metallic – Quebec
  • Meuse – Nova Scotia (mainland)
  • Michael – Nova Scotia
  • Milliea – New Brunswick
  • Moore – Nova Scotia
  • Morris – Nova Scotia
  • Morrison – Nova Scotia
  • Muise – Nova Scotia (mainland)
  • Nevin – Nova Scotia
  • Nicholas – Nova Scotia
  • Noel – Nova Scotia
  • Patles – New Brunswick
  • Paul – Nova Scotia
  • Peck – Nova Scotia
  • Peters – New Brunswick, Nova Scotia (mainland)
  • Phillips – Nova Scotia (mainland)
  • Pictou – Nova Scotia (mainland)
  • Pierro – Nova Scotia
  • Poulette – Nova Scotia
  • Prosper – Nova Scotia
  • Richard – Nova Scotia (mainland)
  • Sack – Nova Scotia (mainland)
  • Sanipass – New Brunswick
  • Sappier – New Brunswick
  • Simon – Nova Scotia
  • Smith – Nova Scotia
  • Sock – Nova Scotia (mainland)
  • Stevens – Nova Scotia
  • Sylliboy – Nova Scotia
  • Tomah – Nova Scotia
  • Toney – Nova Scotia
  • Wilmot – Nova Scotia
  • Young – Nova Scotia

Mi’kmaq surnames taken from Change in the Real Property Law of a Cape Breton Island Micmac Band Vol.2 by Daniel P. Strouthes, a doctoral thesis written at Yale University, 1994, pp.751-751.