Religious Abbreviations in Canadian Census Returns

Religious Abbreviations in Census Returns

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BE  -British Episc. Methodist
IM  -I. Methodist (I = Independent?)
JM  -J. Meth. E.
MC  -I. Meth. C.
MI  -Meth. I.
OM  -Other Methodist
VM  -Universal Methodist

Of possible interest to some, the other abbreviations used in 1871 were:

AA  -African Assoc Baptist
AD  -Adventists
AP  -American Presbyterian
AT  -Atheist
BA  -Baptist
BB  -Bible Believer
BC  -Bible Christian
BR  -Brethren
CB  -Christian Brethren
CC  -African Christian Conference Baptist
CD  -Christadelphian
CE  -Church of England, Anglican
CI  -Church of Ireland
CN  -Christian
CO  -Congregationalist
CP  -Canada Presbyterian/C. Presb.
CS  -Church of Scotland/Kirk/Scotch Presb.
CX  -Christian Church of Christ
DE  -African Deist
DI  -Disciple (of Christ)
EA  -Evangelical Association
EP  -Episcopal(ian)
EU  -Evangelical Union
EV  -Evangelical
FK  -Free Kirk/Free Presb.,etc.
FT  -Free Thinker (of England)
FW  -Free Will Baptist/Free Christian
GB  -Regular Baptist/see also RB
IF  -Infidel
IL  -Illegible
IN  -Independent
IP  -Irish Presbyterian
IR  -Irvingite/Catholic Apostolic
JU  -Brethren  Jew
KB  -Christian Close Communion Baptist
LD  -Latter Day Saints (Mormons)
LU  -Lutheran/Evangelical Lutheran
MD  -Mahometan
MO  -Mormon
MN  -Mennonite
MS  -Messiah
MV  -Moravian
NG  -Not Given
NP  -N. Presbyterian
OB  -Other Baptist
OP  -Other Presbyterian
PA  -Pagan
PB  -Plymouth Brethren
PE  -Est. Presb.
PM  -Primitive Methodist
PR  -Protestant
PS  -Presbyterian
PU  -Puritan
QU  -Quaker/Friends
RB  -Reformed Baptist/R. Baptist
RC  -(Roman) Catholic
RP  -Reformed Presb.
SD  -Seventh Day Adventist
SP  -Spiritualist
SW  -Swedenborgian/New Jerusalem
TU  -Tunker
UB  -United Brethren
UN  -Union Baptist
UP  -United Presbyterian/U. Kirk Presbyterian
UT  -Unitarian
UV  -Universalist
WP  -W. Presbyterian
XC  -C. C. Baptist
ZZ  -Strange References

In the preceding, Church of Ireland may be translated as the Church of England in Ireland.

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