Cy Becker

Place Name: Cy Becker

Feature Type (Year Approved): Neighbourhood (1981)

Name Origins: Commemorative

Definition: 

Cy is a masculine given name, often a short form of Cyril, Cyrus or Seymour, and a nickname.
From Wikipedia.

Cultural Affiliation: English

Gender: Male

Naming Edmonton: From Ada to Zoie 

Charles "Cy" Becker (1908-1965) was one of the pioneers of the transportation industry in Canada's North. Becker started his flying career as a pilot with the Royal Naval Air Service in WWI. He completed a law degree at the University of Alberta in 1923, and in 1929 formed the firm of Commercial Airways Limited with partner "Wop" May. From 1927 to 1932, Becker was associated with the Edmonton Flying Club. Around 1932 he established the Northern Waterways Company which provided transport on the Mackenzie River. Becker was appointed Queen's Council in 1946 and was police court crown prosecutor in Edmonton from 1931 to 1937.

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Cutts

Place Name: Cutts Court

Feature Type (Year Approved): Road (2000)

Name Origins: Commemorative

Definition: 

Scottish, English: relationship name from a pet form of the personal name Cuthbert, or less often of the Middle English reflex of Old English Cūðbeald . Cutt with the variation Cutts.

From: Oxford Dictionary of Family Names in Britain and Ireland

Cultural Affiliation: English

Gender: Male

Naming Edmonton: From Ada to Zoie 

War veteran and postmaster Edward Cutts was born in St. Johnsbury and educated in Sherbrooke, Quebec. During WWI, Cutts served with the 117th Eastern Battalion Canadian Expeditionary Force. After the war he worked at the Sherbrooke post office until 1922, when he was transferred to Edmonton. In 1928 he was appointed to the investigations branch and in 1947 was promoted to post office inspector. In 1955 he became Edmonton's ninth postmaster. Cutts retired in 1963 after 46 years of service.

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Cumberland

Place Name: Cumberland

Feature Type (Year Approved): Neighbourhood (1984), Park (2002), Road (1984)

Name Origins: Commemorative

Definition: 

English: locative name from the regional name and denoting someone ‘(from) Cumberland’.
From: Oxford Dictionary of Family Names in Britain and Ireland

Cultural Affiliation: English

Gender: Male

Naming Edmonton: From Ada to Zoie 

The name is based on the theme of adopting names of early forts and posts for neighbourhoods in The Palisades area. Cumberland House was the first Hudson's Bay Company inland trading post. It was built by Samuel Hearne in 1774, on the Saskatchewan River, near the present-day Manitoba-Saskatchewan boundary. The post was named in honour of the first governor of the Hudson's Bay Company, Prince Rupert, Duke of Cumberland.

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Crystallina Nera

Place Name: Crystallina Nera

Feature Type (Year Approved): neighbourhood (1979)

Name Origins: Commemorative

Definition: 

See below.

Cultural Affiliation: Greek

Gender: N/A

Naming Edmonton: From Ada to Zoie 

The name of this Lake District area neighbourhood is derived from the Greek krystallos nero, meaning "crystal water."

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Cromdale

Place Name: Cromdale

Feature Type (Year Approved): Neighbourhood (common usage)

Name Origins: Descriptive Land Feature

Definition: 

Cromdale is a place in Scotland.

Crom, meaning ‘bend’, and Dale, meaning ‘place in the valley’

From: A Dictionary of British Place Names

Cultural Affiliation: Scottish

Gender: N/A

Naming Edmonton: From Ada to Zoie 

Cromdale is one of Edmonton's oldest inner-city neighbourhoods. Its development began soon after a streetcar line was extended from the city's central business district east along Jasper Avenue, north on Kinnaird Street (82 Street) and then east again on Pine Avenue (112 Avenue). Cromdale, meaning "crooked valley," is also a place in Scotland. Over the past century, parts of Cromdale have had different names. The area north of Jasper Avenue and east of Kinnaird (now 82) Street was once known as Cromdale Place. The area north of Jasper Avenue and east of 78 Street was originally called View Point. Among the historical residences are the oldest house on Jasper Avenue, the house of the first woman professional photographer in western Canada, and the homes of two former Edmonton mayors and of Edmonton's first sheriff.

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Crestwood

Place Name: Crestwood, Park

Feature Type (Year Approved): Neighbourhood (1952), Park (1982)

Name Origins: Descriptive Land Feature

Definition: 

Perhaps Crestwood is derived from the neighbourhood being on the crest of the wooded river valley.

Cultural Affiliation: English

Gender: N/A

Naming Edmonton: From Ada to Zoie 

Crestwood neighbourhood was developed around 1952. It had formerly been known as the Jasper Place and Capital Hill subdivisions. City council allowed the local community league to help choose and vote on the new name.

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Creek's Crossing

Place Name: Creek’s Crossing Park

Feature Type (Year Approved): 

Name Origins: Descriptive Land Feature

Definition: 

Creek’s Crossing may have come from the park, at one time, spanning a creek, or be a reference to the park’s proximity to Mill Creek.

Cultural Affiliation: English

Gender: N/A

Naming Edmonton: From Ada to Zoie 

Located near Mill Creek, this park is in the Kiniski Gardens neighbourhood and has an area of 2.45 ha.

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Crawford

Place Name: Crawford Plans, Park

Feature Type (Year Approved): Neighbourhood (1976), park (1985)

Name Origins: Commemorative

Definition: 

Scottish: locative name from Crawford (Lanarks).

From: Oxford Dictionary of Family Names in Britain and Ireland

Old English meaning ‘Ford frequented by Crows’.

From: A Dictionary of British Place Names

Cultural Affiliation: Scottish

Gender: Male

Naming Edmonton: From Ada to Zoie 

Neil Crawford (1931-1992) was an alderman, an MLA for Edmonton Parkallen, a Progressive Conservative cabinet minister, government house leader and attorney general. He was one of the first to be elected in 1971 in the defeat of the Social Credit Party by the Peter Lougheed-led Progressive Conservatives. Crawford held portfolios in both the Lougheed and, later, the Don Getty governments. He died in 1992 after a long battle with ALS.

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CPR

Place Name: CPR Irvine

Feature Type (Year Approved): Neighbourhood (1997)

Name Origins: Commemorative

Definition: 

CPR

The Canadian Pacific Railway (CPR), also known formerly as CP Rail (reporting mark CP) between 1968 and 1996, and known as simply Canadian Pacific is a historic Canadian Class I railroad incorporated in 1881. The railroad is owned by Canadian Pacific Railway Limited, which began operations as legal owner in a corporate restructuring in 2001.

From Wikipedia.

Irvine

Scottish: locative name from Irvine (Ayrs) or Irving (Dumfriess).

Irish: from Ó hEireamhóin ‘descendant of Eireamhón’, a personal name of uncertain origin.

English: a variant of Erwin.

From: Oxford Dictionary of Family Names in Britain and Ireland

Cultural Affiliation: Scottish, English, Irish

Gender: Female

Naming Edmonton: From Ada to Zoie 

CPR Irvine

At the beginning of the 1900s this land was owned by Nancy Irvine and called the Irvine Estate. In 1906 she sold part of her land to Canadian Pacific Railway (CPR) and a station was built there in 1908. It was also here that the terminus of the Edmonton, Yukon and Pacific Railway was located. In 1912 the neighbourhood was still known as Irvine Estate. In 1997 the south side Canadian Pacific and Canadian National railway yards east of Gateway Boulevard were amalgamated into one neighbourhood, CPR Irvine.

CPR West

This neighbourhood belongs to the Canadian Pacific Railway (CPR) Company and is used for railway purposes. It is located to the west of another CPR holding. The first train to come to Strathcona (now Edmonton) was the CPR-operated Calgary and Edmonton Railway line in 1891. The CPR soon established an infrastructure in Edmonton. In 1902 a wooden freight shed measuring 67 metres by 7.4 metres was built at 103 Street and 80 Avenue. It was dismantled in the 1960s. The 1908 Strathcona CPR Station still exists and is now a bar and restaurant.

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Country Club

Place Name: Country Club Place, Point, Road, Wynd

Feature Type (Year Approved):  Road (1989), Road (1989), Road (1989), Road (1989)

Name Origins: Descriptive

Definition: 

Country Club: pertaining to wealthy people and things that characterize them (from the term for private, exclusive, recreational sporting clubs), e.g. “Don't even bother with those, isolationist, country club types”.

From: Urban Dictionary

Cultural Affiliation: American

Gender: Male

Naming Edmonton: From Ada to Zoie 

This road is adjacent to the Edmonton Golf and Country Club. Golf was first played in Edmonton around 1896. The Edmonton Golf and Country Club was formed in 1911 and shortly after acquired its present location.

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Cote

Place Name: Cote Crescent

Feature Type (Year Approved): Road (1984)

Name Origins: Commemorative

Definition: 

French: topographic name for someone who lived on a slope or riverbank, less often on the coast, from Old French coste (Latin costa ‘rib’, ‘side’, ‘flank’, also used in a transferred topographical sense). There are several places in France named with this word, and the surname may also be a habitational name from any of these.
From Ancestry.ca

Cultural Affiliation: French (it’s interesting that the official place name Côté does not include the appropriate accents.)

Gender: Male

Naming Edmonton: From Ada to Zoie 

Jean Léon Côté (1867-1924) was a pioneer land surveyor and politician. Born and educated in Quebec, Côté passed the Dominion Land Surveyor's examination in 1890. He worked for the Department of Interior for about five years before forming a partnership with the Cautley brothers of Dawson City. The company relocated between 1903 and 1904 before being dissolved in 1907. Côté then formed Côté & Smith with F.B. Smith. In 1909 Côté became a member of parliament for the Athabasca riding. In 1918 he was named to the Alberta cabinet as provincial secretary, and was also minister of Mines and Railways. In 1919 Côté helped form the Scientific and Industrial Research Council of Alberta. He was named to the Senate in 1923.

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Coronet

Place Name: Coronet Addition Industrial, Coronet Industrial, Coronet Road

Feature Type (Year Approved): Neighbourhood (1957), Neighbourhood (1957), Road (1957)

Name Origins: Unknown

Definition: 

In English, a coronet is a small crown consisting of ornaments fixed on a metal ring. By one definition, a coronet differs from a crown in that a coronet never has arches, and from a tiara in that a coronet completely encircles the head, while a tiara does not. By a slightly different definition, a crown is worn by an emperor, empress, king or queen; a coronet by a nobleman or lady.
From Wikipedia.

Cultural Affiliation: English

Gender: N/A

Naming Edmonton: From Ada to Zoie 

Coronet Addition Industrial

In 1957 the land adjoining the residential developments of Argyll, Avonmore and Hazeldean, south from Argyll Road and 63 Avenue to the then city limits, and from present-day Gateway Boulevard to 75 Street, was renamed Coronet. This included Coronet Addition Industrial and Coronet Industrial. The origin of the name Coronet is not recorded.

Coronet Industrial

Before this neighbourhood was named Coronet, part of it was called Speedway. In 1956 city council approved the replotting of Avonmore Addition, Belleville Gardens and Broadview for industrial land use, and named it Coronet Industrial. A decade later, the boundaries were extended south of the Canadian National Railway tracks to the neighbourhood's present limits. The origin of the name Coronet is not recorded.

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Conway Farrell

Place Name: Conway Farrell Park

Feature Type (Year Approved): Park (2000)

Name Origins: Commemorative

Definition: 

Conway

Welsh: locative name from Conway, the anglicized form of the Welsh place-name Conwy (Caernarvons).
Irish: anglicized form adopted for several different Irish names pronounced similarly.

Farrell

Irish: from Ó Fearghail ‘descendant of Fearghal’, a personal name based on fear ‘man’ + gal ‘courage’.

From: Oxford Dictionary of Family Names in Britain and Ireland

Cultural Affiliation: Welsh, Irish

Gender: Male

Naming Edmonton: From Ada to Zoie 

Conway McAllister Grey Farrell (1898-1988) was an early bush pilot and a veteran who served with both the Royal Flying Corps and Royal Canadian Air Force (RCAF), receiving the Distinguished Flying Cross. After the WWI, "Con" Farrell attended the University of Manitoba. In 1928 Farrell joined Western Canada Airways and was in charge of instruction at Winnipeg. Between 1929 and 1931 he flew airmail out of Edmonton to Regina and Lethbridge. As a bush pilot, he was considered one of the "birdmen of the north."In WWII, Farrell served as the first commanding officer of the Northwest Staging Route of the RCAF between Edmonton and Calgary. After the war he joined Canadian Pacific Airlines and worked at Dawson City, in Japan as superintendent of the Oriental service, and later as superintendent of the British Columbia district. The 0.30-ha. Conway Farrell Park is located within the Edmonton City Centre Airport, on the site where the RCAF's administration building was located during WWII.

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Connors

Place Name: Connors Road

Feature Type (Year Approved): Road (1965)

Name Origins: Commemorative

Definition: 

Irish, Manx: reduced form of Ó Conchobhair.

From: Oxford Dictionary of Family Names in Britain and Ireland

Cultural Affiliation: Irish, Manx

Gender: Male

Naming Edmonton: From Ada to Zoie 

William H. Connors was a land investor and the proprietor and part owner of the Imperial Hotel at 99 Street and 101A Avenue. In the late 1800s and early 1900s, he owned River Lot 21, where Connors Road is located. He was also involved in the fur trade. Connors Road has been a feature in Edmonton since the early 1900s.

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Connaught

Place Name: Connaught Drive

Feature Type (Year Approved): Road (common usage)

Name Origins: Commemorative, British Royal

Definition: 

Connaught is a variation of Connacht which means ‘Province of the Connacht people’.

From: A Dictionary of British Place Names

Cultural Affiliation: English

Gender: Male

Naming Edmonton: From Ada to Zoie 

This road, which has existed since around 1912, was probably named after His Royal Highness Arthur William Patrick Albert, 1st Duke of Connaught and Strathearn (1850-1942). The third son of Queen Victoria and Prince Albert, he was governor general of Canada from 1911 to 1916 and was the first member of the royal family to be appointed to the position. He was considered to have taken the post seriously, sometimes disagreeing with the government and causing tension between himself and Minister of Militia Sam Hughes and Prime Minister Robert Borden. He visited Edmonton in 1912, when he officially opened the Legislature Building.

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