Place Name: Carleton Square Industrial
Feature Type (Year Approved): Neighbourhood (common usage)
Name Origins: Commemorative
English: locative name from any of many places called Carlton (Beds, Cambs, Durham, Lincs, Leics, Notts, Northants, Suffolk, ER Yorks, WR Yorks, and NR Yorks) or Carleton (Cumb, Lancs, Norfolk, WR Yorks).
From: Oxford Dictionary of Family Names in Britain and Ireland
A common place name in the old Danelaw areas of Midlands and the north, usually ‘farmstead or estate of the freemen or peasants’.
From: A Dictionary of British Place Names
Cultural Affiliation: English
Naming Edmonton: From Ada to Zoie
Carleton Square Industrial was annexed to the City of Edmonton in 1962. The name Carleton (sometimes Carlton) Square has been in use since 1912. According to a 1911 township map, James Tough owned what is now Carleton Square Industrial. By 1920 the property belonged to K.A. McLeod, a pioneer and businessman. Maps produced in the 1950s refer to it as Carleton Estate.The name may honour a local individual named Carleton. Another theory is that the neighbourhood was named for Guy Carleton, 1st Baron Dorchester (1724-1808), governor of Quebec in the late 1700s, or for Thomas Carleton, a brother of Guy Carleton and the first lieutenant-governor of New Brunswick, from 1784 to 1817. However, the name may also be a variation of Carlton. A nearby street, now 142 Street, for example, was once called Carlton. In this case, the name may refer to Fort Carlton. See Carlton neighbourhood.
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