Ganong, William Francis, A monograph of the place-nomenclature of the province of New Brunswick

([Ottawa : Toronto : London :  J. Durie & Son ; Copp-Clark Co. ; B. Quaritch],  1896.)



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Island, it is made to empty below Jemseg, though it heads properly near the
St. Croix ; also on some confounded with the Oromocto.

On some early plans Meductic River is given to a small stream above
the village, but doubtless this is not aboriginal, but a usage of the surveyors*
There was also a rude fort here.
Meductic Falls.—Suggested,  of couise, by the village above;   not aboriginal.
On D. Campbell, 1785, in the present form, but the Peachy and other maps
have Gath of Meductic,   I do not understand this word Gath.
In Maliseet, Eg-wa-wa-hech^-uk,
Meduxnakeag.—From the Maliseet Med-ux-nee^-kih or Me-duk-se-nee^-kik = rough
(or rocky) at its mouth.   In Gyles, 1689, as Medockscenecasis, and on some
later maps as Madokenquick.   D. Campbell, 1785, has Meducksinikeck.   Com¬
pare Salmon River, Carleton.
Meladawadon.—See Mahalawodon.

Memramcook River.—From the Micmac Amlamkook = variegated (Rand).   A
Micmac told me it means " all spotted, yellow," but did not know why so
called.    On De Meulles, 1686, as Mimramcou, and often in later documents.
A document of 1786 has the present spelling.
Menzies Lake.—No doubt for Major Thomas Menzies, loyalist, to whom a large
grant at Musquash was issued in 1785, the first made by the Province of
New Brunswick.
Menzie Settlement.—See above.
Middle Island.—Descriptive of its position between   Gilberts   and   Oromocto

Islands.    On Morris, 1775.
Middle River.—Descriptive.   On plan of 1807 as Middle Brook.   In   Micmac,

Midgic—(Westmorland).     Doubtless Micmac.    Locally explained as for the
abundance of midgets, which tormented the earlier settlers;   of course a
fiction (p. 186).

On plan of 1808 as Point Midgic.    Compare below (also p. 192).    It is

a point of highland into a marsh.

Midgic.—(Charlotte).   In Passamaquoddy, Mid-ji-goo = bad ?    On a document

of 1796  (Kilby, p. 114) as Point Meagique, and an old plan has   Metchic*

Wright, 1772, has St. Croix Point.   Compare above.

Milkish Creek.—From the Maliseet A-miV-ke'sk = preserving or curing place, i.e.f

for fish or meat    On plan of 1786 in present form.
Mill Creek.—A very common name, descriptive; often no doubt pre-loyalist
Millidgevllle.—Said to be in compliment to Thomas E. Millidge, who built ships

Millstream.—(Kings).    Earlier Studholm's Mill Stream (see Studholm).
Millstream—(Gloucester).   Earlier Little Nepisiguit and Nipisiguit Millstream.
In Micmac, Nee-beech.   Appears to be the R. du Saumon = Salmon River of
Denys' 1672 map.
Milltown.—Descriptive.   In early times Stillwater.    Between it and St Stephen

is " the Union," descriptive.
Millville.—(Gloucester).   S. 1874 (p. 208).   Descriptive.
Millville.—(York).   An N. B. and N. S. land company settlement (p. 207).
Milnagec Lake.—From the Maliseet Mil-ne-ge¥ = many islands or broken, i,e.y

big islands or bays.   It is the same as Milnoket in Maine (Hubbard).
Milpagos Lake —From the Maliseet Mil-pa'ges¥ = probably, with many bays
or arms (probably mil, many, pa-gesk or po^kesk, narrows = many narrow
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