Place Name: Cameron Avenue, Heights

Feature Type (Year Approved): Road (common usage), Neighbourhood (2001)

Name Origins: Commemorative


Scottish Gaelic: nickname in the Highlands, usually from Gaelic camshrón ‘wry nose, bent nose, hook nose’.
Scottish: locative name in the Lowlands, usually from Cameron (Fife).
From: Oxford Dictionary of Family Names in Britain and Ireland

Cultural Affiliation: Scottish

Gender: Male

Naming Edmonton: From Ada to Zoie 

John Cameron was a pioneer citizen and businessman who lived at the north end of the road that now bears his name. He arrived in Edmonton from Winnipeg in 1881, bringing with him merchandise to start a business. Cameron was president of the city's first Board of Trade, a member of the first town council in 1892 and 1895, and served as chairman of the Edmonton School Board. Cameron died in 1919 at the age of 74. Originally named Cameron Street, it was renamed Cameron Avenue around 1953.

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