In order to preserve the originality and authenticity of the archival record, names appearing in the database have been transcribed there in the exact form in which they appear in the register entry. The search capabilities of the database, however, have been designed to return all the variations of a particular surname within a single search for results on that name.
Note: Sometimes confused with "Burke", an Irish catholic name in Argyle.
Note: Sometimes confused with "Bourque", an Acadian name in Argyle.
Note: the common form of the name today is d'Eon.
Note: This surname which is extinct in South Western Nova Scotia was also for some reason entered as "Bertrand" in many records but not these parish records (1799-1849).
Note: Although they are two distinctively different surnames, there is often confusion between Moulaison and Melanson.
Note: the common form of the name today is Hubbard.
Note: This unusual surname appears to have been created by the priest, Father Jean Mandé Sigogne. The original member of this family found in the parish registers was a black man with the surname "Hatfield".