Most Common Names Found in Newfoundland Cemeteries
This information summarizes the most common names found on headstones in Newfoundland cemeteries. Not only does it satisfy curiosity, but it provides a valuable aid to reading very old and worn headstones. These names were extracted from the StonePics database which contains the transcripts of names and dates from approximately 99% of the headstones of Newfoundland cemeteries. The numbers to the left of the names are a count of how many times they appeared in Version 3.0 of the database. The database contains 319,573 given names (including repeats) and 264,284 surnames (including repeats). The change of a given name being "Mary" is 17446/319473 = 5.5%.
If you are trying to determine a given name on an old headstone in a Newfoundland cemetery, there is more than a 54% chance that it will be one of the following:
If you are trying to determine the surname on an old headstone in a Newfoundland cemetery, there is a 27% chance that it will be one of the following:
Frequently found given names in a Newfoundland cemetery are: Ada, Adam, Agnes, Albert, Alex, Alexander, Alfred, Alfreda, Alice, Allan, Alma, Ambrose, Amelia, Amy, Anastasia, Anastatia, Andrew, Ann, Anna, Anne, Annie, Anthony, Archibald, Arthur, Aubery, Augustus, Barbara, Baxter, Beatrice, Benjamin, Bernard, Bertha, Bertram, Bessie, Blanche, Bride, Bridget, Caroline, Carrie, Catherine, Cecelia, Cecilia, Charles, Charlotte, Chesley, Christopher, Clara, Clarence, Claude, Clayton, Cyril, Daisy, Daniel, David, Dennis, Donald, Dora, Dorcas, Doris, Dorman, Dorothy, Douglas, Edgar, Edith, Edmund, Edna, Edward, Edwin, Effie, Eileen, Eleanor, Eli, Elias, Elijah, Eliza, Elizabeth, Ella, Ellen, Elsie, Emily, Emma, Eric, Ernest, Esther, Ethel, Eugene, Eva, Evelyn, Fannie, Fanny, Flora, Florence, Frances, Francis, Frank, Fred, Frederick, Garland, George, Georgina, Gerald, Gertrude, Gilbert, Gladys, Gordon, Grace, Hannah, Harold, Harriet, Harriett, Harry, Harvey, Hayward, Hazel, Heber, Hedley, Helen, Henry, Herbert, Hilda, Howard, Hubert, Hugh, Ida, Irene, Isaac, Isabella, Ivy, Jack, Jacob, James, Jane, Janet, Jean, Jeremiah, Jesse, Jessie, Joan, Job, Johanna, John, Joseph, Josephine, Josiah, Julia, Katherine, Kathleen, Katie, Kenneth, Kevin, Laura, Lawrence, Leah, Leo, Leonard, Leslie, Levi, Lewis, Lillian, Lily, Lloyd, Louisa, Louise, Lucy, Lydia, Mabel, Madeline, Maggie, Malcolm, Margaret, Maria, Marie, Marion, Marjorie, Mark, Martha, Martin, Mary, Matilda, Matthew, Maud, Maude, Maurice, Maxwell, May, Michael, Mildred, Minnie, Miriam, Moses, Muriel, Myrtle, Naomi, Nathaniel, Nellie, Nicholas, Noah, Nora, Norman, Olive, Patience, Patrick, Paul, Pearl, Peter, Philip, Phoebe, Phyllis, Priscilla, Rachel, Ralph, Raymond, Rebecca, Reginald, Reuben, Richard, Rita, Robert, Roland, Ronald, Rosanna, Rose, Roy, Ruby, Ruth, Sadie, Samuel, Sarah, Selina, Shirley, Sidney, Simon, Solomon, Sophia, Stanley, Stella, Stephen, Stewart, Susan, Susanna, Susannah, Susie, Theresa, Thomas, Timothy, Vera, Victor, Vincent, Violet, Wallace, Walter, Wilfred, William, Willie, Willis, Wilson, Winnifred.
Frequently found surnames in a Newfoundland cemetery are: Abbott, Adams, Andrews, Anstey, Anthony, Antle, Ash, Aylward, Bailey, Baird, Baker, Barbour, Barnes, Barrett, Barron, Bartlett, Batstone, Bennett, Best, Bishop, Blackmore, Blackwood, Blagdon, Blake, Blandford, Boone, Boyd, Bradley, Brennan, Brett, Brown, Budgell, Bungay, Burden, Burke, Burry, Bursey, Burt, Burton, Butler, Butt, Byrne, Caines, Campbell, Canning, Carnell, Carroll, Carter, Chafe, Chaulk, Churchill, Clarke, Cluett, Coady, Coates, Coffin, Colbourne, Cole, Coles, Collier, Collins, Connolly, Connors, Cook, Coombs, Cooper, Cox, Crewe, Crocker, Cross, Cuff, Cull, Curtis, Dalton, Davis, Dawe, Day, Decker, Diamond, Dicks, Dillon, Dooley, Doyle, Drover, Duder, Duggan, Dunn, Dunphy, Durdle, Dwyer, Dyke, Earle, Elliott, Ellis, Evans, Feltham, Field, Fifield, Fisher, Fitzgerald, Fitzpatrick, Fleming, Flynn, Foley, Ford, Fowlow, Francis, Freake, French, Fry, Fudge, Furlong, Gale, Garland, Gaulton, Genge, George, Gibbons, Gill, Gillard, Gillingham, Goodyear, Gould, Goulding, Grant, Granter, Gray, Green, Greene, Greening, Griffin, Guy, Halfyard, Hall, Hamlyn, Hancock, Hanlon, Hann, Harding, Harris, Hart, Harvey, Hayes, Hayward, Head, Healey, Hearn, Heath, Hewitt, Hickey, Hicks, Higgins, Hill, Hillier, Hiscock, Hobbs, Hodder, Hoffe, Hogan, Holden, Hollett, Holloway, Holwell, Hopkins, Horwood, Hoskins, House, Howell, Howse, Hoyles, Humby, Humphries, Hunt, Hurley, Hussey, Hutchings, Hynes, Ivany, Jackman, Jacobs, James, Janes, Jeans, Jenkins, Jennings, Johnson, Johnston, Jones, Joy, Kavanagh, Kean, Kearley, Keats, Keeping, Kelloway, Kelly, Kendall, Kendell, Kennedy, Kent, Keough, King, Knight, Lacey, Lambert, Lane, Langdon, Lawlor, Lawrence, Ledrew, Lee, Legge, Legrow, Lemessurier, Lewis, Leyte, Lidstone, Lilly, Little, Locke, Lockyer, Loder, Lodge, Long, Loveless, Lush, Lynch, MacDonald, Maher, Malone, Maloney, Manuel, March, Marshall, Martin, Mason, Matchim, Matthews, May, McCarthy, McCoubrey, McDonald, McGrath, Meehan, Mercer, Mesh, Mews, Mifflen, Mifflin, Miles, Miller, Milley, Mills, Mitchell, Moore, Moores, Morey, Morgan, Mooris, Morrissey, Moss, Mouland, Mullett, Mullins, Mullowney, Murphy, Murray, Newman, Nichols, Nippard, Noble, Noel, Noftall, Nolan, Norman, Norris, Noseworthy, Oake, Oakley, O'Brien, Okeefe, Oldford, O'Leary, Oliver, O'Neil, O'Neill, O'Reilly, Organ, Osborne, Osmond, O'Toole, Oxford, Paddock, Pardy, Parker, Parrell, Parsons, Patey, Paul, Payne, Pearce, Pearcey, Peckford, Peddle, Peet, Pelley, Penney, Penny, Penton, Perry, Peters, Peyton, Phyillips, Philpott, Pickett, Piercey, Pike, Pilgrim, Pinksen, Pinsent, Pippy, Pitcher, Pittman, Pitts, Ploughman, Pond, Poole, Pope, Porter, Pottle, Powell, Power, Pretty, Price, Primmer, Prince, Pritchett, Prowse, Purcell, Purchase, Pye, Pynn, Quigley, Quinlan, Quinton, Quirk, Ralph, Randell, Reader, Reardon, Reddy, Reid, Rendell, Rennie, Renouf, Rex, Rice, Richards, Ricketts, Rideout, Roberts, Rodgers, Rogers, Rolls, Rose, Rowe, Rowsell, Rumbolt, Russell, Ryall, Ryan, Sainsbury, Saint, Samson, Saunders, Scammell, Sceviour, Scott, Sellars, Sexton, Sharpe, Shea, Shears, Shelley, Sheppard, Short, Shortall, Simmonds, Simmons, Simms, Skeffington, Skiffington, Skinner, Slade, Small, Smart, Smith, Snelgrove, Snook, Snow, Soper, Southcott, Sparkes, Spence, Spencer, Spracklin, Spurrell, Squire, Squires, Stabb, Stagg, Stamp, Stapleton, Starkes, Starks, Stead, Steele, Stevens, Stevenson, Stewart, Stockley, Stokes, Stone, Stretton, Street, Strickland, Strong, Stuckey, Stuckless, Sturge, Sullivan, Summers, Sutton, Sweetapple, Sweetland, Swyers, Taylor, Templeman, Tessier, Thistle, Thomas, Thompson, Thorne, Tiller, Tilley, Tilly, Tippett, Tizzard, Tobin, Toms, Toope, Torraville, Trask, Tremblett, Troke, Tucker, Tuff, Tulk, Turner, Vallis, Verge, Vincent, Vivian, Vokey, Wadden, Wakeham, Walbourne, Walker, Wall, Walsh, Walters, Ward, Wareham, Warford, Warren, Waterman, Watkins, Way, Webber, Weir, Wellman, Wellon, Wells, Welsh, Welshman, West, Westcott, Whalen, Wheaton, Wheeler, Whelan, Whiffen, White, Whiteway, Whitten, Wicks, Wight, Willcott, Williams, Willis, Wills, Wilson, Wilton, Winsor, Wiseman, Wither, Wood, Woodford, Woods, Woodward, Woolfrey, Woolridge, Wright, Yarn, Yates, Yetman, Young.