Maude Island

Feature Type:Island - Land area surrounded by water or marsh.
Name Authority: BC Geographical Names Office
Relative Location: Just N of Lantzville off entrance to Nanoose Harbour, NW of Nanaimo, Nanaimo Land District
Latitude-Longitude: 49°16'14''N, 124°04'54''W at the approximate centre of this feature.
Datum: NAD83
NTS Map: 92F/8

Origin Notes and History:

Adopted 10 August 1944 on C.3585, as labelled on BC map 2B, 1913.

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

Named c.1866 after Eustace Downman Maude, RN, midshipman aboard HMS Scout under Captain Price. On this station 1865-68. Second son of Sir George Maude, crown equerry, and entered the navy in 1861..... Retired from the service in 1885. JP, residing on Mayne Island in 1906.

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)

Previously approved July 21, 1944 on C.3585. Named after Mr. Maude, who was in the Royal Navy in BC waters in the early days. His daughter, Ruth Maude of Mayne Island, was engaged to one of the Egeria's officers in 1904 when survey was done. File 0177.

Source: Canadian Geographical Names Database, Ottawa