Place Names of Atlantic Canada

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University of Toronto Press, 1996 - Science - 502 pages
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Almost a millennium has passed since the Norse first discovered Vinland; but even earlier the Amerindian and Inuit people bestowed their own place names on Atlantic Canada. Many of these have survived not only the centuries and a variety of translations but also several attempts at cultural assimilation. There followed names from Basque, Portuguese, French, British, and other sources.

Information about the evolution of place names is never static; new archaeological, historical, and linguistic sources are always being discovered. In Place Names of Atlantic Canada, historian William B. Hamilton provides a wide-ranging overview of the origin and meaning of hundreds of regional place names to reveal the colourful history of the area.

Some element of selectivity was needed in the compilation of the book; there are currently 62,880 officially approved Atlantic Canadian place names recorded by the Canadian Permanent Committee on Geographical Place Names. In Newfoundland alone there are 200 distinct features that incorporate the word 'Green.' Hamilton concentrates on three broad categories: size - the major centres of population and most important physical features; history - those locations that have had an impact on the evolution of the Atlantic region; and human interest - those place names most likely to provoke the question 'Where did they get that name?'

Based on archival research supplemented by field studies, Place Names of Atlantic Canada is the first volume to approach this topic from a regional perspective. Hundreds of cross-references lead the reader to related information in all four provinces. The book also breaks new ground in tracing the evolution of names of important undersea features on the Grand Banks and off the Nova Scotia coastline.

An ideal reference book with more than 2000 entries arranged by province, alphabetically, and aided by five maps, Place Names of Atlantic Canada will appeal to anyone interested in place naming in general or in the culture and social history of Atlantic Canada.

  

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Contents

PREFACE
3
New Brunswick
41
Newfoundland and Labrador
151
Nova Scotia
279
Prince Edward Island
423
BIBLIOGRAPHICAL ESSAY
491
Copyright

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CM Magazine: Place Names of Atlantic Canada.
Dr. William B. Hamilton is well qualified to have written Place Names of Atlantic Canada. As a former chair of the Toponymic Research Committee of the ...
www.umanitoba.ca/ cm/ vol3/ no9/ atlantic.html

Geographical Names of Newfoundland and Labrador
Source: Hamilton, William B. (1996): Place Names of Atlantic Canada, University of Toronto Press, Toronto, p. 193. Related Sites:. City of Corner Brook ...
geonames.nrcan.gc.ca/ education/ nf_e.php

Geographical Names of New Brunswick
Source: Hamilton, William B. (1996) : Place Names of Atlantic Canada, University of Toronto Press, Toronto, pp. 129-130. Related Sites:. City of Saint John ...
toponymes.rncan.gc.ca/ education/ nb_e.php

‘“Names of places form an important part of our history
William B. Hamilton’s more recent Place Names of Atlantic Canada features an extensive chapter on Nova Scotia done in the style of an encyclopedia that is ...
www.chass.utoronto.ca/ ~cpercy/ courses/ 6362-bland.htm

New Brunswick "What's in a Name"
source: Place Names of Atlantic Canada by William B. Hamilton. Neguac Neguac, New Brunswick According to Silas Rand, who published several books in the late ...
www.new-brunswick.net/ new-brunswick/ names/ names.html

Parish of St. George, NB Villages
From Place Names of Atlantic Canada by William B. Hamilton, published by University. Mascarene-It is located 3 miles down the River from the Lower Falls in ...
www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/ ~nbpstgeo/ stge6.htm

bookworm - Bibliographic Record - Nova Scotia Archives & Records ...
Place names of Atlantic Canada / William B. Hamilton. Toronto : University of Toronto Press, c1996. x, 502 p. : map ; 24 cm. ...
www.gov.ns.ca/ nsarm/ library/ library.asp?ID=6121

BOOK, CD & VIDEO LIST - Nova Scotia, Canada. books, videos, cds ...
BOOK - Place Names of Atlantic Canada by William B. Hamilton. An ideal reference book with more than 2000 entries arranged alphabeticaly by province and ...
globalgenealogy.com/ countries/ canada/ nova-scotia/ resources/ index.htm

Noms géographiques de Terre-Neuve
Place Names of Atlantic Canada, University of Toronto Press, Toronto, p. 193. Autres sites :. Corner Brook Community Profile ...
geonames2.nrcan.gc.ca/ francais2/ schoolnet/ newfoundland.html

Noms géographiques du Nouveau-Brunswick
Place Names of Atlantic Canada, University of Toronto Press, Toronto, p. 104. Autre site :. Ville de Moncton. Haut de la page ...
toponymes.rncan.gc.ca/ education/ nb_f.php

About the author (1996)

WILLIAM B. HAMILTON is Professor Emeritus in the Faculty of Social Sciences at Mount Allison University.

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