Zeballos

Feature Type:Village (1) - A populated place with legally defined boundaries, incorporated as a village municipality under the provincial Municipal Act.
Status:
Name Authority: BC Geographical Names Office
Relative Location: Head of Zeballos Inlet, Esperanza Inlet, N of Nootka Island, Nootka Land District
Latitude-Longitude: 49°58'57''N, 126°50'46''W at the approximate location of the Municipal Hall.
Datum: NAD83
NTS Map: 92E/15

Origin Notes and History:

Zeballos (Post Office) adopted 29 July 1946 on 92E/15. Form of name changed to Zeballos (Village), as incorporated 27 June 1952.

Source: BC place name cards, or correspondence to/from BC's Chief Geographer or BC Geographical Names Office

Zeballos Post Office was opened 1 September 1937.

Source: BC place name cards, or correspondence to/from BC's Chief Geographer or BC Geographical Names Office

Named in association with the inlet, in turn as named in 1791 by Captain Malaspina, after Lieutenant Ciriaco Cevallos, an officer in Malaspina's expedition. (Zeballos being another spelling for Cevallos).

Source: Walbran, John T; British Columbia Coast Names, 1592-1906: their origin and history; Ottawa, 1909 (republished for the Vancouver Public Library by J.J. Douglas Ltd, Vancouver, 1971)