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Family Names in British Columbia Doukhobor Settlements, 1930s-1950s

 

by Mike W. Popoff and Jonathan J. Kalmakoff

 

In 2001-2002, Mike W. Popoff of Castlegar, under the auspices of the Doukhobor Place Names Project, conducted extensive fieldwork, interviews to collect information about the family composition of Doukhobor settlements in British Columbia. One of the many results of this groundbreaking oral history project was a listing of families who lived in the former CCUB, surrounding settlements in the Grand Forks, Castlegar and Slocan Valley areas of British Columbia, from the Late Thirties to the Early Fifties. Now available online, this unique historical information, not available in official documents, is a tremendous resource for genealogical, historical research. Maps by Jonathan J. Kalmakoff. Photos courtesy the Doukhobor Discovery Centre.


 

Map of Doukhobor Settlements in British Columbia

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larger map of settlements.

 

Grand Forks & Area

 

(i) Spencer (Ubezhishche) District
 


Danshin Village
(double dom) Astofooroff, Danshin, Negreiff, Popoff, Zebaroff.

Hlookoff Village
(single dom) Bonderoff, Hlookoff, Kazakoff, Plotnikoff, Semenoff.

Horkoff Village
(single family residences) Babakaeff, Horkoff.

Kalmakoff Village
(single family residences) Davidoff, Hlookoff, Kalmakoff, Negreoff.

Ozeroff Village
(double dom) Demoskoff, Faminoff, Makortoff, Negreoff, Ozeroff.

Zibin Village (Holandia)
(single dom) Cheveldave, Dubaseff, Kazakoff, Semenoff, Verigin, Zibin.
 

A view of a Doukhobor farm home near Grand Forks, BC, c. 1920.  Courtesy the Doukhobor Discovery

Centre Autochrome Exhibit.


(ii) Outlook (Khristovoye) District
 

Barisenkoff Village (Galeyevka)
(double dom) Barisenkoff, Gritchen, Kootnikoff, Lazaroff, Makortoff, Markin, Pereversoff.

Grisha Makortoff Village
(single family residence) Makortoff.

Koochin Village
(single family residences) Arishenkoff, Koochin, Parakhin, Stoochnoff, Vishloff.

Kurnoff Village (Priplodovka)
(single dom) Barisoff, Kurnoff, Zeboroff.

London
(single family residences) Elasoff, Nevokshonoff, Semenoff, Tarasoff.

Makortoff Village
(single dom) Makortoff, Zarchikoff, Zibin.

Popoff Village
(single dom) Moojelsky, Popoff.

Semenoff Village
(dom) Demenoff, Semenoff, Zeboreff.

Vanjoff Village (Pomoilovka)
(single dom) Makortoff, Plotnikoff, Polonicoff, Vanjoff, Varabeoff, Wishloff.

Zhikareff Village
(single family residence) Negreoff.

(iii) Fruktova / Sion
 

Map of Doukhobors Settlements in Grand Forks, British Columbia

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larger map of Grand Forks.


Arishenkoff Village
(single dom) Arishenkoff, Khaladinin, Strukoff.

Astafooroff Village
(single family residence) Astafooroff.

Barisoff Village
(single dom) Barisoff, Horkoff, Planidin.

Gritchin Village (Yaponovka)
(double dom) Castrukoff, Evdokimoff, Gritchin, Hlookoff, Popoff.

Hremakin Village
(single dom) Astafooroff, Fedosoff, Hremakin, Plotnikoff.

Lapshinoff Village
(single family residence) Lapshinoff.

Novokshonoff Village (Flour Mill)
(single family residences) Astofooroff, Novokshonoff, Kazakoff, Kootnikoff.

Popoff Village
(single dom) Chernoff, Podmaroff, Popoff.

Sirotskoye
(single family residences) Koochin, Rezansoff, Savinkoff, Verigin.

Strukoff Village (Kulikovka)
(double dom) Horkoff, Lazaroff, Perepolkin, Planidin, Plotnikoff, Strukoff.

Stushnoff Village
(single dom) Barisoff, Hlookoff, Legebokoff, Malloff, Reibin, Stushnoff.

In addition to the above, there were other Doukhobor families who lived individually in the West
Grand Forks area.
 

Colony of Doukhobors in Grand Forks, BC, 1930.  Courtesy the Doukhobor Discovery Centre Autochrome

Exhibit.


(iv) North Grand Forks District

Bozhiya Dolina (Caesar)
(dom) Makortoff, Plotnikoff, Rezansoff.

(v) South Grand Forks District

Almond Gardens
(single family residences) Abietkoff, Androsoff, Chernoff, Davidoff, Detchkoff, Dowedoff, Esavooloff, Faminoff, Gemaeff, Gleboff, Gretchen, Kabatoff, Kalmikoff, Kastrukoff, Kazakoff, Laktin, Makortoff, Ogloff, Pereversoff, Popoff, Relkoff, Semenoff, Sheloff, Sherstobitoff, Soloveoff, Soobotin, Zarubin.

Nursury (Norsan)
(single family residences) in Arishenkoff, Chernoff, Fofonoff, Lazaroff, Popoff, Swetlishoff.
other.

South Grand Forks
(single family residences) Abietkoff, Androsoff, Chernoff, Davidoff, Detchkoff, Dowedoff, Esavooloff, Faminoff, Gemaeff, Gleboff, Gretchen, Kabatoff, Kalmakoff, Kastrukoff, Kazakoff, Laktin, Makortoff, Ogloff, Pereversoff, Popoff, Relkoff, Semenoff, Sheloff, Sherstobitoff, Soloveoff, Soobotin, Zarubin.
 

A village in Grand Forks, BC, c. 1920.  Courtesy the Doukhobor Discovery Centre Autochrome Exhibit.


(vi) Grand Forks

(single family residences) Abrosimoff, Anutooshkin, Arishenkoff, Babakaiff, Barisoff, Chernoff, Cheveldave, Chursinoff, Davidoff, Demosky, Dergousoff, Dutoff, Esakin, Evdokimoff, Fofonoff, Horcoff, Hoodicoff, Kabatoff, Jmaeff, Kalmakoff, Kanigan, Kazakoff, Kinakin, Koftinoff, Konkin, Koorbatoff, Kootnikoff, Lactin, Lazaroff, Makaeff, Makonin, Malloff, Medvedoff, Nadain, Negreoff, Ogloff, Pankoff, Papove, Perepolkin, Plotnikoff, Polonicoff, Popoff, Reibin, Repin, Rezansoff, Semenoff, Soobotin, Sookachoff, Sookoroff, Stoochnoff, Straloff, Strukoff, Trofimenkoff, Vatkin, Vereshagin, Verigin, Voikin, Wasilenkoff, Wishlow, Wlasoff, Zibin, Zmaeff.

(vii) Gilpin

(single family residences) Astofooroff, Barisoff, Bayoff, Berukoff, Boolinoff, Braun, Chernoff, Deminoff, Demoskoff, Dubasoff, Dutoff, Evdokimoff, Fedasoff, Gritchin, Hoodikoff, Jmaeff, Kalesnikoff, Kastrukoff, Kazakoff, Kootnikoff, Lapshinoff, Lazaroff, Lebedoff, Markin, Mitin, Novokshonoff, Ogloff, Perepolkin, Pereversoff, Podovilnikoff, Popoff, Savinkoff, Slastukin Stoochnoff, Storgoff, Streloff, Swetlishoff, Tomilin, Verigin, Walasoff, Zibin.

(viii) Midway

(single family residences) Cheveldave, Evdokimoff, Hadikin, Fomenoff, Ogloff, Popoff, Sherbinin, Verigin, Zibin, Zwick.
 


 

Castlegar & Area


(ix) Castlegar

(single family residences) Cheveldave, Fomenoff, Horcoff, Keraeff, Koochin, Makaeff, Makortoff, Markin, Moojelsky, Marosoff, Nevokshonoff, Oglow, Poohachoff, Popoff, Plotnikoff, Salikin, Samsonoff, Semenoff, Sopow, Soukarukoff, Voykin, Stoochnoff.

(x) Makarovka

(single family residences) Abetkoff, Androsoff, Poznikoff, Strelaeff.

(xi) Ootischenia
 

Map of Doukhobor Settlements in Ootischenia, British Columbia

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larger map of Ootischenia.


Chernenkoff Village
(dom) Chernenkoff, Nazaroff.

Chernoff Village
(dom) Bonderoff, Chernoff, Strelaeff.

Gleboff Village
(dom) Gleboff, Koftinoff, Osachoff, Overnay.

Gospodnevo
(single family residence) Kabatoff, Verigin.

Gritchin Village
(dom) Gritchin, Jarikoff, Patapoff, Podovilnikoff.

Hadikin Village
(dom) Hadikin.

Kazakoff Village
(double dom) Evin, Kazakoff.

Kleverskoye
(dom) Kinakin, Kabatoff, Rezansoff, Voykin, Zibin.

Lavrenchenkoff Village
(single family dwelling) Lavrenchenkoff.

Makaeff Village
(dom) Abietkoff, Makaeff, Plotnikoff.

Novinskoye
(dom) Argatoff, Konkin, Lactin, Osachoff, Vereshagin, Zoobkoff.

 

Pereverseff Village
(dom) Nazaroff, Pereverseff, Voykin.

Pereversoff Village
(dom) Babakaeff, Horkoff, Pereversoff, Trubetskoff.
 

Partial view of a mass Doukhobor gathering at Ootischenia, BC, 1928.  Courtesy the Doukhobor Discovery

Centre Autochrome Exhibit.


Pictin Village
(dom) Pictin, Rezansoff, Semenoff, Strelaeff.

Pictin Village
(dom) Barisenkoff, Pictin.

Planidin Village
(dom) Nevokshonoff, Planidin, Popoff.

Podmaroff Village
(dom) Babakaeff, Podmaroff.

Popoff Village
(dom) Davidoff, Gluskoff, Negreoff, Pereversoff, Plaksin, Popoff, Tomilin.

Popoff Village
(dom) Konkin, Kazakoff, Popoff, Sofonoff.

Reibin Village
(dom) Barisenkoff, Kanigan, Reibin.

 

Reservoir Village (Bolshaya Pilnya)
(dom) Kanigan, Laverenchenkoff, Malloff, Markin, Reibin, Shustoff, Stoochnoff.

Stoochnoff Village
(dom) Elasoff, Gevatkoff, Samoyloff, Stoochnoff.

Waterloo Area
(single family residences) Fomenoff, Harshenin, Kabatoff, Kinakin, Kootnikoff, Popoff.

Zoobkoff Village
(dom) Cheveldave, Kinakin, Koftinoff, Lazaroff, Storgeoff, Zoobkoff.

(xii) Kamennoye

Anutooshkin Village
(dom) Anutooshkin, Kalesnikoff, Labentsoff, Reibin.

Lebedoff Village
(dom) Lebedoff, Osachoff.

Soukeroff Village
(dom) Pozdnikoff, Soukeroff.
 

A view of the Brilliant orchards, Brilliant BC, 1920.  Courtesy the Doukhobor Discovery Centre Autochrome

Exhibit.

 

(xiii) Ostrov

Maloff Village
(dom) Argatoff, Barisenkoff, Fomenoff, Koftinoff, Lebedoff, Maloff, Postnikoff.

Stupnikoff Village
(dom) Davidoff, Katasonoff, Lebedoff, Malloff, Plotnikoff, Rezansoff, Stupnikoff.

(xiv) Champion Creek (Blagodatnoye) District
 

Map of Doukhobor Settlements in Champion Creek, British Columbia

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larger map of Champion

Creek.


Village #1
(dom) Filipoff, Kavaloff, Postnikoff, Tymofeivitch.

Village #2
(dom) Fofonoff, Ozeroff, Postnikoff, Popoff.

Village #3
(dom) Kalesnikoff, Zeboroff, Sofonoff, Androsoff.

Village #4
(single family dwellings) Postnikoff, Repin.

Village #5
(single family dwelling) Zeboroff.

(xv) Brilliant
 

Map of Doukhobor Settlements in Brilliant, British Columbia

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larger map of Brilliant.


Horkoff Village
(dom) Baturin, Horkoff, Koochin, Plotnikoff.

Konkin Village
(dom) Galick, Kalesnikoff, Konkin, Makaeff, Milosovitch, Nazaroff, Popoff, Rezansoff, Zbitney.

Plotnikoff Village
(dom) Baturin, Nevakshonoff, Plotnikoff, Popoff, Rilkoff, Trofimenkoff, Ziebin.

Harshenin Village (Tambovka)
(double dom) Cheveldave, Harshenin, Plotnikoff, Trofimenkoff, Ziebin.

Trubetskoff Village
(dom) Bloodoff, Hancheroff, Nevokshonoff, Pictin, Popoff, Riebin, Shukin, Trubetskoff.

Wishloff Village (Vozneseniye)
(dom) Cheveldave, Chursinoff, Hrooskin, Kalesnikoff, Makaeff, Negreoff. Single family residences Evin, Kanigan, Makortoff, Popoff, Pozdnikoff, Ziebin.
 

A sobranie (meeting) at Brilliant BC, 1920.  Courtesy the Doukhobor Discovery Centre Autochrome Exhibit.

 

(xvi) Sion

Village #1
(dom) Postnikoff, Relkoff, Savinkoff, Semenoff, Verigin.

Village #2
(dom) Chernoff, Makortoff, Pereverseff, Shkuratoff.

(xvii) Raspberry (Malinvoe)

Harshenin Village
(dom) Harshenin, Lebedeff, Makaeff, Markin, Obietkoff.

Relkoff Village
(dom) Makortoff, Relkoff, Sherstobitoff. (single family residence) Hoodicoff.

(xviii) Robson

(single family residences) Andrasoff, Bulinoff, Cheveldave, Evdokimoff, Holuboff, Horcoff, Lazaroff, Makortoff, Markin, Ogloff, Plotnikoff, Salikin, Shukin, Stoochnoff, Verigin, Wanjoff, Zaitsoff, Zibin.
 

(xix) Thrums/Tarrys District

(single family residences) Abrosimoff, Bayoff, Bullinoff, Demoskoff, Drazdoff, Esavaloff, Harshenin, Hoodicoff, Kabatoff, Konkin, Kalesnikoff, Kinakin, Konkin, Maloff, Markin, Nevokshonoff, Ostofooroff, Perehudoff, Perepolkin, Polonicoff, Popoff,Postnikoff,  Rebalkin, Salikin, Savinkoff, Sherstobitoff, Soukeroff, Swetlishoff, Tarasoff, Verigin.

(xx) Glade (Plodorodnoye) District
 

Map of Doukhobor Settlements in Glade, British Columbia

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larger map of Glade.


Glade (Town)
(single family residences) Barabanoff, Chernoff, Kooznetsoff, Lactin, Laukianoff, Lazaroff, Lebedoff, Markin, Perepolkin, Potapoff, Savinkoff, Strukoff, Zibin.

Arkhangelka
(dom) Denisoff, Larin, Nichvolodoff, Novikoff, Potapoff, Shlakoff, Wasilenkoff.

Bogomdarovka
(dom) Gretchen, Poznikoff, Saprikin.

Efremovka
(dom) Koorbatoff, Makonin, Moojelski, Premarukoff.

Khlebodarovka
(dom) Argatoff, Denisoff, Malakoff, Makonin, Popoff, Pozdnikoff, Sherbinin.

Khvaterovka
(dom) Gretchen, Koorbatoff, Kooznetsoff, Legebokoff, Planiden, Shlakoff, Verigin.

Lebedevka
(dom) Kinakin, Legebokoff, Pozdnikoff, Voykin, Strelaeff.

Lyubomirovka
(dom) Wasilenkoff, Legebokoff, Lactin, Chernenkoff, Gevatkoff.

Pavlovka
(dom) Kabatoff, Ogloff, Perepolkin, Samsonoff, Strelaeff.

Pokrovka
(dom) Makoni, Markin, Parkin, Perepolkin, Podmaroff, Rozinkin, Saprikin.

Starozhilovka
(dom) Ozeroff, Popoff.

Uspeniye
(dom) Hadikin, Kinakin, Pereversoff, Popoff, Sherstobitoff, Voykin.

(xxi) Shoreacres (Prekrasnoye) District
 

Map of Doukhobor Settlements in Shoreacres, British Columbia

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larger map of Shoreacres.


Village #1
(single dom) Chernenkoff, Holuboff, Kalmakoff, Oolashen.

Village #2
(single dom) Kalmakoff, Riebin.

Village #3
(single family residences) Evdokimoff, Makaroff, Phillipoff, Postnikoff, Poznikoff, Skiboff, Sookarukoff, Soukeroff, Stoochnoff, Stupnikoff.

Village #4
(single dom) Barowski, Makortoff, Rezansoff.

 

Doukhobor home in Shoreacres, BC, 1924.  Courtesy the Doukhobor Discovery Centre Autochrome Exhibit.

 


 

Slocan Valley & Area


(xxii) Kartoshnoye (Pass Creek)
 

Map of Doukhobor Settlements in Pass Creek, British Columbia

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larger map of Pass Creek.


Pereverseff Village
(dom) Diekoff, Horcoff, Kalesnikoff, Koochin, Pereverseff, Soloveoff, Verigin.

Plotnikoff Village
(dom) Hadikin, Osachoff, Pereverseff, Plotnikoff, Sookochoff, Zaitsoff.

Nichvolodoff Village
(dom) Gorkoff, Makortoff, Nichvolodoff, Soukeroff.

(xxiii) Lugovoye (Pass Creek)

Popoff Village
(dom) Popoff.

Tomilin Village (London)
(dom) Tomilin.

Strelaeff Village (Hollywood)
(dom) Strelaeff.

(xxiv) Krestova

Abysinnia
(dom) Barabanoff, Jmaeff, Kinakin, Rezansoff, Rozinkin, Voykin.

Barisoff Village
(dom) Barisoff, Chernenkoff, Gorkoff, Nazaroff, Sherstobitoff, Storgeoff, Voykin.

Efremovka
(dom) Hadikin, Hramakin, Jmaeff, Kinakin, Kurbatoff, Larin, Legebokoff, Markin, Nevokshonoff, Shlakoff.

Krivoi Aul
(dom) Reibin, Stoochnoff, Swetlishoff, Voykin, Zaitsoff.

Village #5
(dom) Antifeiff, Bayoff, Hadikin, Koftinoff, Lactin, Pankoff, Pozdnikoff, Shlakoff.

The Pump
(single family residences) Abietkoff, Babakaeff, Berisoff, Efanoff, Fedosoff, Gevatkoff, Hoolaeff, Kanigan, Malakoff, Malikoff, Markin, Perepolkin, Popoff, Potapoff, Poznikoff, Salikin, Stupnikoff, Swetlisheff, Vereschagin, Verigan, Voykin.
 

Doukhobor gathering in Shoreacres, BC, 1928.  Courtesy the Doukhobor Discovery Centre Autochrome

Exhibit.


(xxv) Crescent Valley

(single family residences) Bidinoff, Chernenkoff, Chernoff, Konkin, Legebokoff, Rilkoff, Saprikin, Savinkoff, Sherbinin, Soobotine, Sopow, Stoochnoff, Tarasoff, Vereshine, Verigin, Woykin.

(xxvi) Goose Creek

(single family residences) Abrosimoff, Chernenkoff, Gritchen, Hlookoff, Kazlov, Koodrin, Legebokoff, Makortoff, Nazaroff, Planidin, Postnikoff, Reibin, Repin, Shlakoff, Sookaveiff, Stoochnoff, Swetlishoff, Voykin.

(xxvii) Slocan Park

(single family residences) Cheveldave, Demoskoff, Evin, Konkin, Lactin, Markin, Markoff, Osachoff, Padowinikoff, Planidin, Plotnikoff, Podovilnikoff, Poohachoff,  Popoff, Saprikin, Sheloff, Shkuratoff, Verigin, Zaitsoff.

(xxviii) Koch Siding (Kov)

(single family residences) Chursinoff, Planidin, Rezansoff, Samorodin, Samsonoff, Voykin, Wishlow.

(xxix) Passmore & Vallican Districts

(single family residences) Bayoff, Bloodoff, Gevatkoff, Hadikin, Kinakin, Kootnikoff, Osachoff, Voykin.

(xxx) Lebahdo District

Lebahdo
(single family residence) Osachoff, Pictin, Shukin.

 

Veseloye
(single family residence) Perepolkin.


(xxxi) Winlaw/Appledale District
 

Map of Doukhobor Settlements in Winlaw, British Columbia

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larger map of Winlaw.


Winlaw/Appledale
(single family residences) Arekhoff, Babakaeff, Berekoff, Bojey, Chernenkoff, Chernoff, Chigmoroff, Chutskoff, Evdokimoff, Faminoff, Filipoff, Gretchen, Jmaeff, Kabatoff, Kalesnikoff, Kalmakoff, Katasonoff, Katelnikoff, Kazakoff, Koozen, Kooznetsoff, Lactin, Lawrenow, Malakoff, Markin, Makortoff, Minnaert, Ozeroff, Pereversoff, Poohachoff, Popoff, Posnikoff, Postnikoff, Poznikoff, Relkoff, Repin, Savinkoff, Shkuratoff, Solovyanoff, Soukeroff, Stoochnoff, Strelieff, Sysoev, Terekoff, Vereshchagin, Verigin, Wishloff.

Kirpichnoye (Claybrick)
(dom) Bulinoff, Fominoff, Goolaeff, Jmaeff, Kabatoff, Malakoff, Stoochnoff, Zarchikoff.

(xxxii) Perry Siding District

Persikovoye
(dom) Babakaeff, Evdokimoff, Harasemow, Kabatoff, Kanigan, Koochin, Malakoff, Popoff, Rebalkin, Stoopnikoff, Vanjoff, Verigin, Zarchikoff.

(xxxiii) Hills

(single family residences) Chernoff, Deakoff,
Doubosoff, Lactin, Legebokoff, Malakoff, Makortoff, Markin, Perepolkin, Popoff, Posnikoff, Poznikoff, Reibin, Saprikin, Soobotin, Stoochnoff, Vanin, Zaitsoff, Zeibin.
 

(xxxiv) South Slocan/Beasley

(single family residences) Konkin, Kootnikoff, Markin, Nazaroff, Nimanikin, Pictin, Swetlikoff.

(xxxv) Taghum/Blewitt

(single family residences) Antifaeff, Chernenkoff, Hadikin, Horcoff, Kanigan, Khadikin, Makasoff, Moojelski, Parkin, Planidin, Popoff, Relkoff, Saprikin, Soloveoff, Strukoff, Samorodin, Saviskoff, Shukin, Swetlikoff, Verigin, Zoobkoff.

(xxxvi) Nelson

(single family residences) Baranoff, Berukoff, Chernenkoff, Chernoff, Gorkoff, Hoobanaff, Jmaeff, Juriloff, Kabatoff, Kanigan, Katasonoff, Katelnikoff, Kazakoff, Kinakin, Kootnikoff, Markin, Negreoff, Olisoff, Planidin, Popoff, Postnikoff, Reibin, Relkoff, Rozinkin, Saprikin, Seminoff, Sheloff, Shukin, Sofonoff, Sookarukoff, Soukeroff, Verishine, Voykin, Woikin, Zarikoff, Zeibin.

(xxxvii) Salmo

(single family residences) Antifaeff, Berukoff, Bartsoff, Baturin, Bonderoff, Chernenkoff, Chernoff, Deikoff, Efanoff, Elasoff, Famenoff, Gleboff, Gretchen, Hadikin, Jmaeff, Kalmakoff, Kinakin, Konkin, Koochin, Krasnikoff, Laktin, Makaeff, Maloff, Malakoff, Markin, Osachoff, Padmaroff, Planidin, Pictin, Polonicoff, Poogachoff, Postnikoff, Potapoff, Poznikoff, Rapau, Repin, Rozinkin, Sheloff, Shustoff, Soukeroff, Stoochnoff, Taranoff, Terekoff, Tomilin, Vereshagin, Verigin, Voykin, Zarchikoff, Zeebin.
 

(xxxviii) Fruitvale/Trail

(single family residences) Antifaeff, Berekoff, Chernenkoff, Filipoff, Gevatkoff, Konken, Makeiff, Markin, Popoff, Sherstobitoff, Vereschagin, Zaetsoff.


(xxxix) Creston

(single family residences) Bludoff, Bonderoff, Chernoff, Ewashin, Famlin, Fofonoff, Hoodekoff, Hrooskin, Konkin, Morozoff, Negreoff, Nemanishen, Ogloff, Osachoff, Pereversoff, Plotnikoff, Popoff, Pozdnikoff, Rilcoff, Salikin, Sherstobitoff, Shukin, Vanjoff, Verigin, Wishlow, Zarchikoff, Ziabin.

 

Doukhobors sort fruit in packing house, 1925. Courtesy the Doukhobor Discovery Centre Autochrome Exhibit.

 


 

Acknowledgements

 

This article would not have been possible without the tremendous assistance of many Doukhobors in the Grand Forks, Castlegar and Slocan Valley areas including: Alex Ewashin, Creston BC; Andrew Pereversoff, Shoreacres, BC; Andy Tarasoff, Crescent Valley BC; Bill Strelaeff, Pass Creek BC; Bill Trubetskoff, Brilliant BC; Cecil Plotnikoff, Grand Forks BC; John Nevokshonoff, Grand Forks BC; John Ozeroff, Glade BC; Laura Savinkoff, Grand Forks BC; Mike S. Zibin, Grand Forks BC; Nick Bonderoff, Salmo BC; Pete Elasoff, Krestova, BC; Sam Shlakoff, Krestova BC.  Additional information by: Lawrna Myers, Vernon, BC; Corinne Postnikoff, Castlegar, BC; Molly Minnaert, Winlaw, BC; Peter P. Zaetsoff, Castlegar, BC; and others.

 

The information contained in this article is based on oral history compiled through extensive fieldwork and interviews carried out by the above individuals.  It preserves a unique historical account of the family composition of Doukhobor settlements in British Columbia, not available in official documents.  Nonetheless, to the extent that the information reflects personal interpretations and recollections of events, it may contain inadvertent errors or omissions.  If readers have any comments, corrections or additions with respect to the Family Names in the British Columbia Doukhobor Settlements, please contact Jonathan J. Kalmakoff.

 

For a distribution listing of surnames that appear in the Saskatchewan Doukhobor settlements in the 1905 census, follow this link

 

This article was reproduced by permission in ISKRA Nos.1997-1999 (Grand Forks: Union of Spiritual Communities in Christ, 2007).