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Caughnawaga (Kahnawake) Surnames: Iroquois, Native American & European

Surnames Extracted From Census Indexes for Caughnawaga

-   1881  –  1901  –  1911   -

(see notes below)

Abraham  –  Adams  –  Aheroskon  –  Albany –  Anaktokon  –  Anathakarias  –  Anonsateka

Anonsuoenrate  –  Armstrong  –  Arnold  –  Asennase  –  Atiserckan  –  Awovatonkonran

*  *  *  *  *

Back  –  Baillard  –  Bailly  –  Barbeau  –  Barker  –  Barnes  –  Barron  –  Bayard

Bear Foot  –  Beaudin  –  Beaulieu  –  Beauvais  –  Beauvois  –  Belanger  –  Bell  –  Bellefeuille

Bellefleur  –  Benedick  –  Benedict  –  Berger  –  Bernard  –  Bernier  –  Bertrand  =  Billings

Blanchette  –  Blue  –  Bleue  –  Boucher  –  Bouchez  –   Boudrias  –  Boulris

Bourdeau  –  Bourget  –  Boyer  –  Boyle  –  Brousseau  –  Brown  –   Bruce

Burtin  –  Bush  –  Butler

*  *  *  *  *

Cadot  –  Canac  –  Canadian  –  Canadien  –  Canadienne  –  Cannoe  –  Canoe  –  Canon

Canot  –  Capitain  –  Capitaine  –  Caron  –  Carpenter  –  Castello  –  Champagne

Charli  –  Charlie  –  Charly  –  Chartrand  –  Choquette  –  Claus  –  Connore

Connors  –  Cook  –   Corbow  –  Couteau  Casse  –  Couteaucasse  –  Couteaukase

Cross  –  Cross River  –  Cross the River  –  Curotte

* * * * *

D’Ailleboust  –  Daillebout  –  Daillibout   –  Dalsire  –  Danay  –  Danny  –  Davis

Dawn  –  Day  –  De Blois  –  De Lorimier  –  Dear House  –  Deardon  –  Dearfoot  –  Deerfoot

Dearhouse  –  Deep Sky  –  Deer  –  Delaronde  –  Deliles  –  Delisle  –  Delorimier  –  Delisles  –  Demouchel

Derouck  –  Deschambault  –  Desjardins  –  Desjeans  –  Despins  –  Desparois  –  Diabo

Dicaire  –  Dimouchel   –  Diome  –  Dionne  –  Dominique  –  Domstick

Donahoe  –  Donahue  –  Dorais  –  Douglas  –  Douglass  –  Drolet  –  Droght  –  Dubuc

Duhamel  –  DuLac  –  Dulude  –  Dumont  –  Duquette  –  Duranceau

*  *  *  *  *

Edward  –  Elliotte  –  Emond

*  *  *  *  *

Fabreau  –  Fillion  –  Fletcher  –  Forbes  –  Fortin  –  Foster  –  Francois

Fraser  –  Frazer  –  French  –  Frise  –  Fuller

*  *  *  *  *

Ganot  –  Garreau  –  Gendron  –  Gelineau  –  Gervais  –  Giasson  –  Gibbon  –  Girouard  –  Glenndoning

Good Leaf  –  Goodleaf  –  Gordon  –  Granger  –  Gras  –  Gosselin  –  Gregoire   –  Green

Greetham  –  Guerin  –  Guircie?

*  *  *  *  *

Habert  –  Habert  –  Haciwote  –  Hahontiatekta  –  Hahonwentuo  –  Haieri  –  Hakuoireuthe

Hakwiraes  –  Hakwiraronken  –  Haleroneathase  –  Hall  –  Hanarisere  –  Hanataris

Hanathakuias  –  Hanatorenha  –  Hanenharontenkwas  –  Hanethenre  –  Hannan

Harakenkiatte  –  Harney  –  Haroniahawi  –  Haroniakoura  –  Haroniawakan

Haroniawakon  –  Haroniawente  –  Haroniowan  –  Harontha  –  Hasakareson

Hasakarison  –  Hasekwarisere  –  Hasennaienton  –  Hateaserharen  –  Hateiton

Hatenhaiotha  –  Haterton  –  Hatiaktakie  –  Hatienhaienton  –  Hatioharokwas  –  Hatioharokwas

Hatisharonkwas  –  Hatitsak  –  Hatokwa  –  Hatoniva  –  Hatowa  –  Hawennaietha  –   Hawennaras

Hawenraton  –  Hebert  –  Hemlock  –  Hill  –  Hine  –  Hoeroskon   –  Hoiewaes  –  Holan

Honihakoton  –  Honousanoro  –  Hops  –  Horne  –  Horning  –  Horton  –  Hyacinthe

*  *  *  *  *

Ice  –  Iorokeuenton  –  Iorokewenton

*  *  *  *  *

Jacharie  –  Jacke  –  Jacks  –  Jacko  –  Jackson  –  Jacob  –  Jacobs  –  Jacot  –  Jako  –  Jacquot

Jacques  –  Janelle  –   Jarry  –  Jeandron  –  Jocks  –  Johne  –  Johnson  –  Jouvent

*  *  *  *  *

Kaeonhanoron  –  Kaerotonkwas  –  Kahawaion  –  Kahenthakenra  –  Kahentoretha  –  Kahentoretha

Kahenwinetha  –  Kahesentha  –  Kahethawakon  –  Kahethawakon  – Kahonwase

Kahonwenthu  –  Kaianakon  –  Kaianerenstha  –  Kaiaonwaritha  –  Kaiatitake  –  Kaiathakenral

Kaienthasetha  –  Kaieroshon  –  Kaioheeoken  –  Kakarentha  –  Kakenreronkwa  –  Kakenthakwas

Kakiatharone  –  Kakiatharone  –  Kakweraes  –  Kakwerishon  –  Kanakwine  –  Kanalakta  –  Kanasatihon

Kanatare  –  Kanatiio  –  Kanatiohare  –  Kanatoare  –  Kanatohare  –  Kanatuo  –   Kanawentha  –  Kane

Kanenko  –  Kanenrake  –  Kanenthakeron  –  Kanento  –  Kanentoton  –   Kanerathakeron  –  Kanerathawentha

Kanerathenhawi  –  Kaneratihio  –  Kanetha  –  Kanetokte  –  Kaniokwa  –  Kaniontokwas  –  Kanokiaks

Kanonwakeura  –  Kanotawas  –  Kanothawaks  –  Karakonkie  –  Karakwatiron  –  Karakwenhawi  –  Karathohon

Karenhaes  –  Karenisen  –  Karentiarakwen  –  Karhaienton  –  Karoionkie  –  Karoneonkie  –  Karonhiare

Karoniahawi  –  Karoniakeron  –  Karoniare  –  Karoniaroras  –  Karoniathea  –  Kasakete  –  Katerakeron

Kateritontie  –  Katharakenra  –  Katharatiron  –  Katharenkenra  –  Katinonkie  –  Katirakeron  –  Katitenseruo

Katitenseruo  –  Katitiakero  –  Katituo  –  Kawenhaien  –  Kawenhaien  –  Kawenison  –   Kawennaheute

Kawennaietha  –  Kawennics  –  Kawennokouson  –  Kawennote   –   Kelly  –  Kenthokwake  –  Kentiokwen

Kentrokowa  –  Keoherote  –  Kerby  –  Kiaokate  –  Kiaweron  –  Kierothe  –  Kinfret  –  King

Kiohawison  –  Kiohotokon  –  Kiokwaronne  –  Kiorakose  –  Kiotitiakhe  –  Kiotitithe  –  Konoronkwas

Konwaiaki  –  Kuaneiathaieni  –  Kwahentense  –  Kwanenthaienni  –  Kwanonsesakhe  –  Kwarenuaki

Kwarenuki  –  Kwatentiase  –  Kwawaiaronkwas  –  Kwawenneserona

*  *  *  *  *

Label  –  Laberge  –  Laborgne  –  Lachandiere  –  Lachaisre  –  Lachaudiere  –  Lacitrouille  –  Lacombe

Ladouceur  –  Laflamme  –  Lafleur  –  Laforce  –  Lafrance  –  Lahache  –  Langlois  –   Lapierre  –  Laplante

Laplume  –  Laramee  –  Larende  –  Laronde  –  Laronte  –  Latour  –  Latout  –  Laura

Lauzon  –  Lavoie  –  Lazar  –  Lazarre  –  Leaf  –  Leblanc  –  Leborque  –  Leclair  –  Leclaire  –  Lecoanet

Lee  –  Lefebvre  –  Lefevre  –  Leford  –  Lefore  –  Lefort  –  Lesference  –  Lessard

Livermois  –  Livernois  –  Livernoit  –  Lock

*  *  *  *  *

Mailleri  –  Maillouse  –  Mailloux  –  Malette  –  Mallotte  –  Manci  –   Maracle  – Mariacle

Marchand  –  Maris  –  Marlo  –  Martin  –  Mastouski  –  Matthews

Maulen  –  McComber  –  McCumber  –  McDonald  –  McGregor  –  Meloche  –  Mi?neault

Michel  –  Mitchel  –  Mitchell  –  Monette  –  Monique  –  Monk  –  Montagne

Montour  –  Moon  –  Moons  –  Moracle  –   Morris  –  Morton  –  Moses  –   Mungo  –  Murray

*  *  *  *  *

Nantel  –  Newton  –  Niawesaha  –  Nolan  –   Nolin  –  Norton

*  *  *  *  *

O’Callaghan  –  Oabek  –  Ohakete  –  Oke  –  Onakarakete  –  Onasenkenrat  –  Onenrakete

Onenrontie  –  Onwokonte  –  Oriwakete  –  Oroniokewen  –  Oroniokewen

Osarakwa  –  Osotuo  –  Oterenokte  –  Otharaket — Otinekas  –  Otinekwas  –  Otiuhonka

Otsieatoka  –  Owisekowa

*  *  *  *  *

Page  –  Papineau  –  Parquis  –  Parthuis  –  Partuis  –  Patton  –  Paul  –  Payant  –  Perras

Perrone  –  Peter  –  Philipp  –  Philippe  –  Philipps  –  Philips  –  Phillipps

Phillips  –  Pigeon  –  Pimsomseault  –  Pinsonnault  –  Pitre  –  Plante  –  Poirier  –  Primeau  –  Proulx

*  *  *  *  *

Qaonthanawen  –  Rabbit  –  Ramsom  –  Raquette  –  Rayment  –  Red Leaf  –  Regis  –  Reinfret  –  Rice

Rinfret  –  Roach  –  Robert  –  Robertson  –  Robinson  –  Rogers  –  Roland  –  Rose

Ross  –  Rotsinken  –  Rouct  –  Rouleau  –  Rufiauge  –  Ruphiauge

*  *  *  *  *

Sakahahetotha  –  Sakahawitha  –  Sakahese  –  Sakakenni  –  Sakaraiathakwa  –  Sakaraiathakwa

Saketowane  –  Sakokarias  –  Sakowaes  –  Sam   –  Sanariataies  –  Sansorainte

Sansouci  –  Satcey  –  Satekarenhes  –  Sawatis  –  Saylor  –  Sccober  –  Sere  –  Shahentariakon

Shahonthariakon  –  Shaionesakeren  –  Shaiowisakeun  –  Shakahontetha

Shakahontinetho  –  Shakawebtetha  –  Shakawenteha  –  Shakawenthetha  –  Shakoianisakas

Shakokareiener  –  Shakorennakete  –  Shakorewatha  –  Shakoten  –  Shakowite

Shalekarenies  –  Sharakakatsten  –  Sharenese  –   Sharoniha  –  Sharonkwaskon  –  Shatekaienton

Shatekaienton  –  Shatienton  –  Shaw  –  Shawennakeron  –  Shawennes  –  Shawenthanen

Shawentiowane  –  Shenranoniaton  –  Sherenhane  –  Shohenrese  –  Shoniatharonane  –   Shorakowane

Shoriwaionton  –  Shoshawetse  –  Shoterakiven  –  Shotiowane  –  Shotokwen  –  Shouwane

Shownwese  –  Simon  –  Simpson  –  Skaienthaken  –  Skaionhoti  –  Skanenroti  –  Skanonton  –  Skawennuo

Skenonton  –  Skenonto  –  Sky  –  Smith  –  Snow  –  Solomon  –  Spledi   –  Splicer  –  St. Cyr

St.Onge  –  Stacay  –  Stacey  –  Stacy  –  Stalk  –  Standup  –  Stamand  –  Stancey

Stock  –  Stump

*  *  *  *  *

Tarbell  –  Taylor  –  Teakohawi  –  Terrence  –  Terrien  –  Thaber  –  Thaharakenr  –  Thahararakenr

Thahatie  –  Thahentetha  –  Thahenwatehenthon  –  Thahonsete  –  Thahonthakete

Thaiarorakaron  –  Thaiawensere  –  Thaiawensere  –  Thaiehonsote  –  Thaiekwarieki  –  Thaietiaronsere

Thaiorakaren  –  Thaiorakaron  –  Thaiorakaron  –  Thaioroniote  –  Thaioroniote

Thakeniate  –  Thakeniathe  –  Thakentetha  –  Thakeritonkie  –  Thakowennahawe  –  Thakowennahawe

Thanckarens  –  Thanehenrison  –  Thanocunoken  –  Thanonsakatha  –  Tharbelle  –  Thareniaketon

Tharennonkie  –  Tharethane  –  Tharonioren  –  Tharoniouns  –  Tharonkatha

Thasonterlia  –  Thawakon  –  Thawehatiron  –  Thawennake  –  Thawennatienton  –  Thawenrathe

Theioneratoken  –  Thekahawitha  –  Thekahawitha  –  Thekahonwathe

Thekahonwothe  –  Thekahonwoven  –  Thekanakenseraken  –  Thekanathonhen  –  Thekanennowihen

Thekanerersken  –  Thekaniatarekwen  –  Thekaniatharaken  –  Thekaniwaren

Thekannothaieron  –  Thekanonseken  –  Thekanonwensere  –  Thekaratensere  –  Thekarathaneken

Thekarathaneken  –  Thekarenote  –  Thekarihontie  –  Thekariwaken  –  Thekatitensere  –  Thekatitensere

Thekatitiakwas  –  Thekatitianeko  –  Thekatitihakwa  –  Thekonwatenti  –  Theniokie  –  Theownwasere

Therien  –  Theronioten  –  Theshokwen  –  Theshosennare  –  Thesokwen  –  Thewanikase  –  Thewaskwonton

Thewateroniahwas  –  Thewatheronwarakatha  –  Thewatheronwarakatha  –  Thewennasikon  –  Thiabille  –  Thiahawi

Thibault  –  Thikannothaieron  –  Thikanonwensere  –  Thikarathaneken  –  Thiohathekwen  –  Thioniate

Thiowirate  –  Thires  –  Thitiatekha  –  Thiwanithaneken  –  Thoharakenr  –  Thohararakenr

Thohontishon  –  Thomas  –  Thompson  –  Thowniahen  –  Thurston  –  Tierney  –  Tinonniakisien

Tiohaien  –  Tioherisen  –  Tiwatone  –  Tougas  –  Trefle  –  Tremblay  –  Trembly

Trudeau  –   Turcotte

*  *  *  *  *

Van Donnonclan  –  Viale  –  Viau  –  Vieau  –  Vigneau  –  Vigneault  –  Vihanontsasa

Vilmure  –  Vincent  –  Vioherasa

*  *  *  *  *

Waiewas  –  Wakiatuostha  –  Walker  –  Watt   –  Webster  –  Wengo  –  Weniente  –  White  –  William

Williams  –  Wilson  –  Wishon  –   Wood  –  Wright

*  *  *  *  *

Yelle  –  Young

Zacharie  –  Zackarie

*  *  *

OF POSSIBLE INTEREST:

 Native American Names of Quebec and Ontario based on marriage records

Native American  Surnames – 2010 – : A – L |Akwesasne, Kahnawake, Kanehsatake, Ohsweken, Tyendinaga, Wahta

Native American Surnames –  2010 – :  M – Z | Akwesasne, Kahnawake, Kanehsatake, Ohsweken, Tyendinaga, Wahta

Index:  The Iroquois of Kahnawake

 

Further Reading:

Iroquois Surnames by Rahsakaiontha

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    Comment by Heather Matthews | August 31, 2009 | Reply

  2. I hope you can help me, I believe my grandmother came from Caughawaga. Her name was Eecilia or Eecelia Lookingfor. I was hoping to find out who were her mother and father were..thank you Kevin Barrett
    Note from Evelyn: Corresponding via email.

    Comment by kevin barrett | November 2, 2009 | Reply

    • I have a booklet of the Marriages of Kahnawake 1735-1972 which you may find interesting:

      Leclair/Beaudet/Katarakenrat,François-Xavier, son of Geneviève Leclair de Châteauguay et un indien d’ici (an indian from this village) and

      MCGREGOR-NITIOHIONHA, Marie-Anne, daughter of Joseph Taiehenre-McGregor and Marie-Anne Skawennenha-Rice

      Comment by Ghislaine Laramée | May 26, 2011 | Reply

      • hi i am the grt grandaughter of pierre atawenrate b 1814 he was a chief of kahnawake in 1845 his father was angus awennaietha rice b 1784 my grandfather was iasrael rice b 1870 my dad was arthur rice b1910 m y name is judy rice toffoli if you could e mail me at rgta@shaw.ca regarding marriage information thks

        Comment by judy rice toffoli | December 1, 2011 | Reply

      • Reference your comment that you have a booklet of marriages… can you tell me how I can access that book, on line or on sale, as I am looking for a Caughawaga ancester but I don’t know which ancestral line to investigate. David K. Ambro poniente77089@yahoo.com

        Comment by David K. Ambro | December 1, 2011 | Reply

        • Faribault-Beauregard, Marthe, «Mariages de Saint-François-Xavier du Sault-Saint-Louis – Caughnawaga-Kahnawake» 1735-1972, Ed. Société généalogique canadienne-française, 1993, 105 pp, ISBN: 2-920761-35-8

          notice that in her introduction, Ms Beauregard sais that she had to limit her publication to marriages between whites or whites and aboriginals, being ordered not to publish the other marriages.

          Comment by Ghislaine Fissiault dite Laramee | December 2, 2011 | Reply

      • I’m interested in the list if marriages

        Comment by Johny Utah | August 18, 2014 | Reply

  3. I am trying to find out more information about my family. My mother was Margaret Hall, her brothers were Louis, John, and Michael. Louis was the notorious Longhouse artist. I am trying to find out more about my mother’s parents whose names were Thomas Hall (from Akwesasne) and Maryanne McGregor (from Kahnawake). I do not know when they married or when they died. I’ve heard stories that they had a total of 10 kids, but only these four survived to adulthood. I do not know anything more about those other six children. Nor do I know anything about my grandparent’s parents. I believe my grandfather used to be a performer at Chief Poking Fire’s. The Catholic church is of little help since their birth/death records were burned in a fire. Might you know anything? Thanks so much.

    This query has been answered here:

    http://wp.me/pp92w-6no

    Comment by Louise | November 18, 2009 | Reply

    • i am betty’s granddaughter, email me and we can touch base

      erin

      Comment by erin | May 25, 2011 | Reply

    • are these delisle related to charles edeline and jeanne braconnier?

      Comment by josh | January 27, 2014 | Reply

      • Hello,
        I’m sorry but I see no connection between you Delisles and the ones in my list – although it’s always possible since I don’t have access to American records.
        Evelyn

        Comment by Evelyn Yvonne Theriault | March 4, 2014 | Reply

  4. I am trying to find information on my Great Grandparents. The were born 100% Mohawk Indian on the Kahnawake reservation in Canada in the early 1900, my Grandmother’s name was Cecila Deer (died in the 1930’s) and my grandfather’s name was Angus Delisle, they had 6 children together: Ralph (deceased), Irene (deceased), Ester, Betty, Jospehine (my grandmother DOB: 4/18/1933) and Loyd (all their laste name was Delisle). Any information on my grandparents sibling and grandparents parents would be a start or their dates of birth and date of death would help me.

    Answer to this query can be found here:http://wp.me/pp92w-6kG

    Comment by Crystal Anifantis | November 19, 2009 | Reply

    • Hello Crystal,
      I’ll get in touch with you this weekend and see what I can do!
      Evelyn

      Comment by evelynyvonnetheriault | November 19, 2009 | Reply

  5. Hi. I too am trying to find out more information on my great-grandfather (I knew my great-grandmother when I was very young but he died long before I was born). She identified him as “full Kahnawake” and as “a Catholic priest” (I have no idea what her ethnic origins were but she was very insistent in sticking up for Native Americans to the point where we were not allowed to watch The Lone Ranger). I can’t remember his first name but his last was LeMieux and he was probably born in the 1880s or perhaps a little earlier. I’m particularly concerned now because it turns out he carried an exceptionally rare gene (the MAPT gene) that causes frontotemporal dementia (FTD). Offspring of those carrying the gene have a 50% chance in contracting the disease, which has an onset in the mid-fifties and causes all kinds of strange emotional and behavioral symptoms with death resulting between 10 and 20 years later. Any information on how to trace him or any incidence of FTD among the Kahnawake would be most appreciated.

    Note from Evelyn: Contacted privately.

    Comment by Richard Gordon | January 5, 2010 | Reply

  6. Hello. The surnames Bush and Hall are in my list of ancestors living in Otsego County and Montgomery County in New York State in the 1800s. I am hoping to establish a connection to individuals with the same surnames found in your 1881, 1901 or 1911 census records. I would be most appreciative of any information you can share with me.

    Comment by J. Morrison | January 29, 2010 | Reply

  7. So glad I found this interesting site! I have been looking for a Johannes Crine or Kryne, aka “White Hans”, for almost a year. He was supposedly a Caughnawaga chieftain during the 1700’s (baptised in Dutch Reformed Churck, c. 1717) and later fought in the Battle of Oriskany, NY.
    He and Little Abraham also spoke for peace, according to some internet information I have collected. He was an ancestor of mine and evidently part Dutch, I assume, but I can’t seem to locate the family connection.

    Hezekiah Dodge, who settled at Pompey, NY, after the Revolution may have been related in some way; his son Charles Dodge and Nancy Wells went to Michigan with the Indian Removal of 1838 and is my direct ancestor.

    There is another Indian named “Han Yeary” who also settled in Pompey, NY, on Lot 97 and I am wondering if “Han Yeary” and “White Hans” or Johannes Crine (Kryne) might be the same person?? Old records prior to the Revolution are really difficult to find on the internet, I’ve found. Do you have any knowledge of these men?

    Thanks for your help and keep up the good work! Feel free to use my email at your convenience.

    Comment by Helen Cawyer | February 26, 2010 | Reply

    • UPDATE on Johannes Crine (Kryn): he was possibly the son of the “Greaat Mohawk” Kryn, who became converted to the Catholic faith and took many tribal members to Canada to settle what is now the St. Regis and Kanawaga reservations. He was NOT related to Han Yeary that I can find (Han Yeary settled on Lot 97 in Pompey, NY and so was probably a Revolutionary War veteran and lived much later). Johannes Crine had a son John Green who attended an English speaking school and may be also an ancestor but I have not yet found the connection

      Comment by Helen Cawyer | June 5, 2010 | Reply

      • Hi.The following people are my great ancestors.
        Peter Hannatorenha (McGregor) married to Marie Joseph Kanterakes. Their daughter’s name is Anne Skawennetsi(McGregor) born 11/9/1764 Kanawake Quebec. Anne then married Claude Nicolas Guillaume DeLaurimier(Chevalier DeLaurimier).
        I would like to know where you fit in so I can exchange additional information.

        Regards.
        Bob Renaud

        Note from Evelyn: Answering privately

        Comment by Bob Renaud | July 13, 2010 | Reply

  8. My maternal lineage is traceable to one Kahteraks of Kahnawake (named as Marie-Josephte Kahteraks) spouse of Pierre Anatorenha (P. McGregor) through her d. Anne Ska8ennetsi spouse of Guillaume De Lorimier (I believe this is Claude-Nicholas-Guillaume).
    I am very much interested in the McGregor aka Anatorenha as well as Kahteraks.
    We have tried to find a source/supplier for Forbes’ work but haven’t succeeded.
    Regards,

    Comment by R Pouliot | February 26, 2010 | Reply

    • Hey cousin. Seems like we are conducting the same research. Care to pool our efforts?

      Ron Beliveau

      Comment by Ron Beliveau | July 31, 2010 | Reply

      • Coincidence?
        I have a first cousin by the name.
        Was your maternal grandmother named Angelique?

        I am interested in you information about Pierre. I have researched the Deerfield captives and there is none by the name of McGregor or MacGregor or Gregory

        There is a vague statement that all these European surnames were of captives taken in raids over any number of years.

        I will have to dig up my data files to pass on the source of the information that Pierre is Anne’s father. If that sounds unbelievable there are even more unbelievable chronological assertions as we come forward in time.

        Reach me directly if you wish. (That way I can copy my son on our exchanges. He and my daughter have done the most real research on Kanawake.)

        Repalce the [at] with the customary symbol
        pouliot
        [at]
        mailcity.com
        equivalently
        lycos.com

        Comment by Pouliot | August 28, 2010 | Reply

        • Hi there, I am trying to find out what Anne’s Clan was, would any of you happen to know? So far I have determined that the correct spelling of her name is “Skawennetsi” and I asked my Clan Mother if it was Turtle Clan because that is what we always went by, but… she said she looked into it, and that name is currently being used by the Bear Clan. She said look closer into it, because it could be in dispute over which clan that name is from. Her son’s name was George Antoine “Oronhiatekha” Delorimier, and although her daughters name was Marie “Kahteraks” I question the spelling of that name. It looks too short :D

          Comment by jessica | May 20, 2011 | Reply

          • We conducted considerable research in the available records & were fortunate to find a documented reference as to the clan of one of the male descendants of a sister of one of Kahteraks’ daughters.
            Knowing the clan membership is maternal advised us that the line was in the Ohkwari.
            We never found anything to indicate more than Kahteraks for her name. We have the name by which she was known to the French, but I am supposing that is not what you were looking for when you wrote “…that name… looks too short.”
            Since the name comes from a record authored by a European there is always a chance that something was omitted.
            Your note seems interesting in this regard.
            We are looking for Marie-Josephte Kahteraks parents and/or those of her spouse Pierre Anatorenha. Kahteraks is my ancestor through her d. Skawennetsi (Ska8ennetsi/Skaouennetsi (Anne MCGREGOR/GRÉGORY) who m. Claude-Nicolas Guillaume de LORIMIER
            but you seem to refer to Anne as the m. of Kahteraks.
            We found one other instance of Kahteraks in a later generation, I think 4 removed from the Pierre-Marie-Josephte couple.
            (I find this format somewhat confining. Do you have a way for us to discuss this directly?)

            Comment by pouliot | May 29, 2011

          • Kaherine, s. of Ska8ennetsi (m. is Kahteraks), m. & had a d. Kon8atienni;
            this d. m. & had 2 d.s one of whom is named Kahteraks

            See in this thread above for direct email.

            Comment by pouliot | May 29, 2011

    • Ray,

      I don’t think Pierre Antorenha McGregor is the father of Anne Ska8ennetsi. Pierre (Peter) was taken as a hostage as a child during a raid on Deerfield, MA in 1704, which would have made him in his 60s when Anne was born in 1764. Perhaps he was the grandfather of Anne or named his son Pierre?

      Ron

      Comment by Ron Beliveau | August 1, 2010 | Reply

    • http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kahnawake

      Comment by Myles McComber | October 25, 2010 | Reply

      • Mr. McComber,
        I cannot sort out where your reply appears in this thread.
        Is it the wiki link?
        Regards

        Comment by Pouliot | October 29, 2010 | Reply

  9. I am looking for relatives. My grandfather left this region to marry my grand mother. His name was Albert Joseph Fortin. I never got to know him, as he passed away before I was born. I would like to find out about my lineage. Any help would be greatly appreciated. I believe he was born sometime between 1912 to 1915. I am not quite sure of the exact year. He had a brother as well, William, who also passed away before I was born. Thank you.

    Comment by Janet Lane | March 15, 2010 | Reply

  10. I also am looking for relatives. My great-grandparents, Martha Rice Phillips and John Phillips. I did find information that John was born in 1877 in Canada. My father distinctly remembers the term caughnawaga, but not much else.
    John and Martha had 2 children that we know of, Herbert John and Carrie. It is believed that by the time they were born John and Martha had relocated to Oneida, but not certain.

    Note from Evelyn: Answering privately.

    Comment by Evelyn Kropp | July 4, 2010 | Reply

    • Found more information. Children were: Herbert John born
      06/20/1902,Carrie Blanche 08/17/1907, and Bertha 12/25/1909.
      They were born in Montreal. It is believed sometime between 1910 and 1920 the left Montreal for NY.I note that you wrote in July you were answering privately, but I don’t remember getting anything.

      Note from Evelyn: Answered by email :-)

      Comment by Evelyn Kropp | October 14, 2010 | Reply

  11. Hello! I am also looking for relatives. I’ve got a small paper trail together, but not much beyond that.
    My grandfather was born in Kahnawake & was Mohawk Indian. His name was William Paul Stacey (born 7/15/20) later changed to Guy Paul Stacey. His father’s name was William Stacey (born 10/4/1895) not sure of the middle name but he was also Mohawk Indian). He was married to Lena Little (not Indian). William’s parents were Jean B Stacey & Rosina Rice.
    Any help would be greatly appreciated!!
    Thanks – Melissa

    Comment by Melissa | July 23, 2010 | Reply

    • Preliminary information here:

      http://wp.me/pp92w-8uu

      More to follow :-)
      Evelyn

      Comment by Evelyn Yvonne Theriault | July 25, 2010 | Reply

    • Hi Melisa Rosina Louise Rice was my grandfathers sister Israel Rice she was my uncle Leon Rice godmother His godfather was Francois Xavier Taronhiakehton DeLaRonde which was also a relative I have a copy of his birth certificate Judy Rice e mail me at rgt1@shaw.ca

      Comment by judy rice | November 28, 2010 | Reply

  12. Hello- Don’t have much information. Looking for the surname Favreau or could be Fabreau. My husbands Irish Grandmother was married to a Mounty of that name living in Caughnawaga.(1920’s) I believe they had 2 sons. I believe one died and she left her husband took the surviving child Thomas and returned to live in Scotland. a few years later the Mounty died (I think Joseph was his name) and she remarried. Ring any bells with anyone?
    Thanks Lynda

    Note from Evelyn: Contacting privately

    Comment by Lynda Groombridge | August 7, 2010 | Reply

  13. Hello,
    I am just digging out the Phillips family history from Kahnawake for Perry. I need your help please let me know if you can help me out.

    I could not find who were his ancestors, but I can only find that his grandparents Louis Phillips-Kanerattiio (son of Francois-Xavier Tiohatekwen Phillips and Catherine Delisle-Atonwentsison) and Annie McComber (daughter of Joseph Tekahonwensere McComber and Marie (Mary) Kahentaronkwas Williams)who were married on November 14 1910 in Kahnawake. Do u know anything about this family?

    Now I need your help to see if you knew anything about this family ..
    I need to know who were Francois-Xavier Tiohatekwen Phillips’s parents? I know that his mother was listed as Elizabeth who was born on May 24 1838 that was listed on census (I forgot which year between 1891 to 1911)

    Did his great grandparents born in Kahnawake? I would appreciate it very much if you help me out. It is possible that his surname Phillips have been changed from back then.

    also who were parents of Katenies Anne Delisle the mother of Mary Kahentaronkwas Williams (Annie McComber’s grandmother)?

    Where do u find all information on families from Kahnawake at church or in Montreal? please let me know thank you very much. is there any photocopies where I can look up all families from Caughnawaga such like Register marriages, birth, death entries from parish churches? if you do have the copies where can I get them? please let me know thank you very much cherrio Margaret

    Comment by Margaret Brannen | September 2, 2010 | Reply

    • I to am trying to find out about tne McComber name my father is from there and my grandparents and I was told that I am related to chief Poking Fire McComber is there anyone there that can holp me with the McComber nane or where I can look

      Comment by Mary McComber | October 26, 2010 | Reply

  14. Looking for research on the Wood(s) family of Akwesasne and Kahnawake. My ancestor was Elisabeth Wood b. 1811 near Monroe, Orange Co area N.Y. and later became spouse of Alexander Murray. Oral history says Elisabeth was Mohawk and stayed with spouse when other family relocated to Akwesasne.
    Thanks
    Nan

    Comment by Nancy MacDonald | September 9, 2010 | Reply

  15. Hello,
    I am looking for any information on the families of Pigeon, Riel, Roi or Caille at Kahnawake. Several moved to Essex county New York during the mid-19th century. Any info would be greatly appreciated.

    thanks,
    Sarah

    Answered by email.

    Comment by sarah sportman | October 8, 2010 | Reply

  16. In researching my mother’s family I have run into some dead ends. I am hoping one of these will trace back to the story my mother told me in my youth: that an Indian girl (Caughnawaga) and a white man had a romance, but her father forbid her to marry him. But they were in love and arranged to meet at a point on the western shore of Lake Champlain, which they did and eloped. They are in my family tree somewhere. One dead end is Jane Long, who married James N. Kelsey and lived in White Hall, NY (at the southern end of Lake Champlain). She died (young) in 1849. I have been able to locate two other Longs in the area, which could be her brothers, but nothing on her parents or even date of birth. It seems she was born in the early 1800s. Do the story and/or names help any in identifying my Caughnawaga lineage?
    David Kelsey Ambro Poniente

    Note from Evelyn: Answered privately

    Comment by David Ambro | October 18, 2010 | Reply

    • What is your connection to the Duhamel family?

      Thanks for any info you have.

      Comment by Jacqueline DuHamel Rondeau | October 10, 2011 | Reply

  17. I believe some people are under the impression that birth records from caughnawaga suggests that you are native. This is not the case 80% of the time. There were numerous nationalities leaving in and around caughnawaga as late as the early 1900’s. The nationalities include french, african decendants, french, scottish, danish, german, and the list goes on, with absolutely no affiliation to mohawk, oneida, onondaga’s, chocktaw, or huron. Most of the mixed decendants left for lake of two mountains. Alot of the non natives were eventually told to leave at various periods of caughnawaga history. It might be helpful to trace huron ancestry, as their language was spoken primarily in french. Those of the decendants from the mohawk valley, primarily spoke english, because they had made a treaty as part of the seven nations of canada. Seven Nations include, Iroquois of Caughnawaga, Hurons of Lorette, Nippissing, Algonquin, and iroquois of two mountains, Abanakies of st. Francois, and Iroquois of Oswegatchie. Iroquois meaning part of the 5 (6) nations iroquois confederacy. They included, Mohawk, oneida, cayuga, seneca and Onondaga. Latter on the Tuscarora were adopted, they were thrown off their homeland in the Carolinas by settlers and under handed techniques which robbed them of their land. In order not to become extinct as a people, they took refuge with the Iroquois Confederacy. They eventually accepted the Great Law of Peace and were adopted by the Confederacy. Most Mohawks have fought along side the British. And as such, have alligned themselves with The Church of England. Not all Mohawks were Catholic, not all Mohawks had an ancestry with English, French, Dutch, Scottish, Irish, etc, but as part of the assimilation process by church and state, it was part of the law to give all natives English names. Alot of the Natives chose their own names or priests, Government officials and census takers provided names for you. I guess it depended upon what nationality was giving you a name and what name you ended up with. Tell me something, what Nation any where in the world, has to prove they are the nationality they say are in terms of percentage? I don’t hear of any place that will not admit someone into their country unless they were 50% or better, French, English, or what ever nationality you are. Prove it is all they say. In this way Natives across North America will be systematically exterminated. Does any one have to prove they are over 50% to live in Quebec. I didn’t think so. Nia:wen Kowa for listening.

    Comment by konwahseti | October 25, 2010 | Reply

    • Kwe Konwahseti,
      I hear you.
      I’m not sure I understand that last part.
      I would like to know your opinion of someone finding a Kanienke’haka name in the records for an ancestor.
      I cannot find an ancestor for McGregor & I have a hypothesis that he was a refugee from St Francis. (Hard to work that line because of the destruction of the Church there by the English.) Maybe he was an Abnaki adoptee. Ever hear of anything of the sort? I mean population at Kanawake being refugees from St Francis?
      Nia:wen

      Comment by pouliot | October 29, 2010 | Reply

  18. Yes, the parish registers of Saint Francois Xavier du Sault Saint Louis (Caughnawaga-Kahnawake) include notes in the marriage records if a person was Abnaki or Huron originally. The Christian names and the Mohawk names are in the church records; the “English” surname is not always included. Records vary for different time periods. You must look at all of the baptism, marriage, and death records, and census records for everyone in the extended family to figure it out. The community has always been a diverse melting pot.

    Comment by Beth McAleer | November 1, 2010 | Reply

    • Don’t know how it is I missed your post at the end of last year.
      Yes, we understand from elements of our research what you state about the registers at Kanawake. We’ve also been led to believe that the registers are difficult to view. As far as we know only one geneological researcher has had that privilege in the 20th century.

      Comment by pouliot | July 14, 2011 | Reply

  19. agrI am doing a family tree My gt gt gt granpa was Atawenrate Rice he was born in 1784 his wife was Felicite b 1787 gt gt gt granpa was Paul DeLaRonde his wife was Marie Konatiesa 1844 my grandfather was Israel Rice b 1870 died march 14 ,1937 his wife was mary ann stuart dorn 1875 my father was arthur Joseph rice born Dec 24 1910 all were from Caughnawaga-Kahnawake

    Comment by Judy Rice | November 22, 2010 | Reply

  20. Hi, I am helping a friend named Chuck Mericle with his research on his family-Mainly his ancestor Lewis Mericle (Could have been Maracle) who married Hannah Sickler. He is trying to find out the following: When and where Lewis was born? Who were Lewis’ parents? And when and where Lewis married Hannah? We believe Lewis was born abt 1801-1803. Hannah we believe was born about 1807, in Dutchess County, NY. We found Lewis buried with his son Lafayette in Cayuta, Schuyler County, NY. The gravestone is in poor condition but seems to show he died in 1872 at approximately 69 years old. The gravestone also reveals that he was the husband of Hannah Sickler. We could get no help from Cayuta, NY. Chuck tells me that Lewis was a Mohawk Indian. Maybe he was adopted from the Mohawks? (We have exhausted just about every avenue there is.) Also, that he could not read or write. That could explain the reason for trying to find him under the name “Mericle.” Any help you can give us would be greatly appreciated. Thanks, Jim

    Comment by Jim Seymour | December 2, 2010 | Reply

  21. Hi
    My grand-mother, Pomela Giroux, was born in Caughnawaga and married Jean Hypolite Adolphe Fissiault dit Laramée in Ottawa Ontario but I cannot find her birth Certificate. I have looked in the Parish register of St-Francois-Xavier de la Longue-Pointe (Caughnawaga) but it is badly written or damaged.
    Do you have any information?

    Comment by Ghislaine Fissiault dit Laramée | December 19, 2010 | Reply

    • Marriage Information – Is this your couple?
      Andre Fissiault
      son of Adolphe Fissiault and Denise Dunn
      married
      Pamela Giroux,
      daughter of Jean Baptiste Giroux and Marie Trudel
      in St-Jean Baptiste parish
      Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
      November 13th, 1899

      Comment by Evelyn Yvonne Theriault | December 19, 2010 | Reply

    • Hi Cousin-it has been a long time-I misplaced your addy. and was very surprised to find you here! Haven’t done much with this in the past year or so. My companion passed, and I sort of let things go. But, I received word from a nephew that I had never met, and because of divorce-he was not told about his father’s side. (my brother) He asked me to help him fill in the blanks and, so, again, I am at this.I just have a lot of info. and Gr.fathers to the 1600’s, but not much else. I am still trying to get the indian information also. Gee, is Lorimier, Loramie, LaRamee the same as Laramie? I tried to e-mail our cousin, last name of Steinbeck-she has the indian proof, but it has been too long. She also said that she had the tree done, and would be glad to share. But, I can’t reach her. Can you help. Thanking you in advance cousin-hope you are well. Judy

      Comment by Judith Laramie Brown | February 11, 2011 | Reply

  22. Hi,
    my Father told me before He passed that we had Iroquois blood in the family, but he never told me the family name.
    I have searched the family history and have found Huron, Algonquin and Mi’kmaq Ancestors but I have not been able to locate the Iroquois family.
    Although I understand that the Surnames from the census index for Caughnawaga contains European names and does not mean that all people that have names on that list are of Iroquois Ancestry. Nevertheless I have quite a few Family names on that list.
    I don’t know any people with the knowledge of the Iroquois History to help me in finding out if any of these families are of the Iroquois Nation.
    I need someone to help me in my quest to find the Iroquois family my father told me about.
    Would you be able to put me in contact with someone as knowledgeable as you are to help me. I would be able to compensate them .

    Thank You for your time and help

    Ron Young

    Comment by Ron Young . | December 29, 2010 | Reply

    • I am looking for the same thing. Have you had any luck, finding anything out on the iroquois family? My grandfathers name was Ernest Desjardins and grandmothers name is Mary. Thats all I know. If you know of any info please email me. They lived in Ontario Canada

      Comment by Cathy | January 8, 2012 | Reply

  23. Hello, My name is Joseph Kelly, my father is Richard Kelly, born in Kahnawake. I am trying to find out some information about my great great grandfather “Scarface.” a.k.a. Thomas Williams. I know his wifes name was Marguerite, and that he had three children, John Williams, Mary Ann & Baptiste. Any information about him and his family will be greatly appreciated.
    Thank Yu

    Comment by Joseph Kelly | January 12, 2011 | Reply

  24. Hi, Evelyn: Your site is wonderful, so
    interesting. Thanks for putting all this
    on line. I’m researching my g-g-grandfather
    James HANRATTY, who was in Caughnawaga in
    1822, and then settled on a farm at St. Jean
    de Chrysostome, at Norton Creek. I don’t
    know how he got to Quebec from Ireland so
    early in time or if he had family there.
    Thanks for any help.
    Kathleen.

    Comment by Kathleen Emerson | January 15, 2011 | Reply

  25. I noticed that you have Bourdeau, Riel & Yelle listed names. I’ve been trying to trace my Grandfather’s family back and have run into a wall. My Grandfather went by the name Fred Burdo. On my Grandfather’s application for Social Security it he states that he was born in what looks like “Crisatom”, Chateauguay, Province of Quebec Canada in 1885. His Father is named as Dave and his mother as Belinda Riel. However on his death certificate, his mother’s name is stated as Blondi Yelle. His name could have been Bourdeau and might have been changed to Burdo when he came to the states in the mid 19th Century. Any insight would be appreciated. Thanks

    Comment by John Bordeau | January 19, 2011 | Reply

  26. Hi. I finally located the surname of my birth-father’s name, Johnson. His father’s name was Manley Wellington Johnson and he was born on July 16, 1910, according to our family history his mother died in childbirth on the reserve and the father walked towards Brockville with my Grandfather after his birth and handed him into the arms of the nearest Native woman he could find. Grandfather was then ‘adopted by the Turtle tribe’ on the Akwesasne-Kahnawake Reserve. He was a full-blood Mohawk. I was adopted by my mother’s parents and raised apart from my other two siblings who do not really speak to me. Grandfather served in WW2 in the Canadian Army. Because of my fractured family I am searching for some roots and trying to heal. My adoptive grandparents were wonderful to me. Grandfather was ill and died uncommunicative to me during my childhood, thus most of his history to me was lost. Thank you for your time. I am doing this for my father’s status card issues.

    Comment by Jennifer Nixon | January 22, 2011 | Reply

  27. Prior to the 1950 my father visited Caughnawaga quiet often. My sister remembers but doesnt remember who they would see. Dad died in 65. My uncle Jack told me we had family there. I see in the list of names from the census is the last name Arnold. I have been searching for many years. Can anyone help me or set me on the right path. There is a part of me thats missing, I dont imagine there is any family left but would just like to know.

    Comment by Maggie Arnold King | April 5, 2011 | Reply

  28. Hi, My name is Jim Seymour. I am helping a friend named Chuck Mericle with his research into his ancestor Lewis Maricle, Mericle, Markle, Merckel, etc. We believe Lewis may have been born to a Native American father (who was adopted white and lived as an Native American. We have looked into the fact that his mother could have been either Mary “Polly” Ladd or Mary Lail who were captives of Native American Tribes (not definite on which tribe) Both of these women later married apparently different Jacob Maricles, etc. What Chuck is trying to find out is: When and where Lewis was born? Who were his parents? When and where he married Hannah Sickler? (Not sure if Sickler is the right surname) We know that Lewis is buried in Cayuta Cemetery, Cayuta County, NY. The headstone is in very poor condition, but seemxs to show that he died in 1872, is buried with his son Lafayette and he was the husband of Hannah Sickler. Yet when we go to any agency in Schuyler County, NY for an obit or death record, none is to be found. (Chuck thinks that an obit or death record who give him the answers to his questions. ANY HELP YOU COULD GIVE US ON THIS MATTER, WOULD BE GREATLY APPRECIATED. Thank you, Jim – my email address is seymour116@msn.com & Chuck’s is danamericle@yahoo.com

    Comment by James C. Seymour Jr. | September 4, 2011 | Reply

  29. I have grandparents who were Grangers. What information is available?

    Comment by Lynn | October 1, 2011 | Reply

  30. Hi
    One of my ancesters has the last name Barbeau. Could you give me any info about the name? My mother thought there was native blood in her family, but never knew for sure.
    Thanks
    Pat

    Comment by Patricia Erickson | October 6, 2011 | Reply

  31. I am having a difficult time finding records of my great great grandparents. I know they were canadian, and lived in Quebec around approximately 1820 till 1875. I found the name Jospeh Boyer in the Caughnawaga 1891 census, and listed him as a French farmer. It shows he married in 1855, but dosent mention the name of the bride. I also see his wifes last name in the list above. Her name was Eliza Monnette. Does anyone know where I can obtain more records from this time period and area of Quebec? Thank you in advance.

    Comment by Patricia Arce | November 2, 2011 | Reply

  32. Hello,

    My mother was born in Kahnawake in 1946, her mother being from the reserve, but her father a French Canadian (last name Doucet). My mother was taken from the reserve and never knew her own mother. The birth records were destroyed in a fire and I wonder if you have any suggestions as to where I might look, given my limited information?
    Thanks for any help you can offer.


    Note from Evelyn:
    Corresponding privately but if anyone has information please contact me and I will put you in touch with Yael.

    Comment by Yael Doucet W. | November 18, 2011 | Reply

  33. does anyone have ANY INFO ON THE LANGLOIS FAMILY??

    Comment by LACEY | November 20, 2011 | Reply

    • Hello!
      You’d have to be a bit more specific than that. Do you have names and dates for a couple that connects to Kahnawake?
      Evelyn

      Comment by Evelyn Yvonne Theriault | November 20, 2011 | Reply

    • Emma Langlois was my great great grand mother, she was married to Alpheire or Alphire Martin, I Have some information I can supply if its the same Langlois Family. you can e-mail me if you have any further need for information ” cidco71@msn.com

      Comment by Alan Fortin | October 15, 2012 | Reply

  34. Can you tell me what info you may have on the Arnolds that is in the archives . I poser 27 you had posted awhile back number 27…you asked for my grandparents name and DOB I had heard anything since I am just wonder which of the Arnold maybe one of grandpas brothers settled there any help would be great esp for my grand children

    Comment by Maggie Arnold King | November 21, 2011 | Reply

  35. I am looking for more information about my grandmother’s family. Her name was Marguerite Duranceau.

    Comment by suzanne ladouceur | November 26, 2011 | Reply

  36. I have Gregorie, Grange, and Gray. Looking for more information on them.
    Granger starts with Laurent b. 1637 to Marie Heneritte Landry >Claude who married Marie Granger>Charles married to MARGUERITE LANOUE> Jean Baptiste married TO MARIE ANGELIQUE GREGORIE> Eusebe Granger b. 1823 who married MATHILDE SENESAC.

    My GRAY family starts with Dan (Daniel) F. Gray b. about 1830, unknown. Parents unknown. Married Mary Frances Mead b. 1830 Rockingham, VT. Unknown where married. Family removed to Altona, NY. They are on the 1860 and 1870 census. Dan died in Aug. 1900 at the home of his daughter Hattie (Wells) in St Albans, VT. He was there for about 6 years before he died. I think I may have found him in 1880 in Dannamora, NY living in someone’s home. I am at a loss for Dan. I have been searching for his birthplace and parents for quite some time now. I believe he is Mohawk. His death certificate says he was born in Waterbury, VT?@!#%… I was there searching and didn’t find it….

    Can anyone fill me in on this family. Thank you for information. I am willing to share what I have.

    Comment by Lynn | December 18, 2011 | Reply

  37. I believe there is a Mohawk connection that would be seen in Daniel’s parent’s or grandparents. This belief comes from my Grandmother. Since I can’t find Dan in other records, as I have of others in my tree, coupled with the short response I got from certain inquiries, I tend to think Grandmother was right and Daniel’s parent’s might be found on records that are not otherwise available to the general public. You have a nice site here with a lot of records and information. My hope is to break through this brick wall as far as obtaining his documents, and those of his ancestors. I ask again if anyone has the ability to provide the copy of Daniel’s birth records and those of his parents who were both born in New York.

    Note for readers from Evelyn: Contacted privately but please leave information if you know something about this line.

    Comment by Lynn | December 18, 2011 | Reply

  38. In the list of above Kahnawauke surnames, how does Gregorie fit in? How many of them do you have? Is there an Angelique b. about 1760 married to a Jean Baptiste Granger among them. I have a long line of Granger’s started from Laurent> Claude M. Janne Gillbault> Charles M. Marguerite Lanoue> Jean Bapt. and Marie Angelique Gregorie> Jean Bapt. and Marie Osithee Clouatre. Is this line of Granger’s familiar to you as Kahnawauke surnames? A lot of birthplaces just say L’Acadie.
    Thank you for any information and as always willing to share what I have.

    Comment by Lynn | December 23, 2011 | Reply

    • These surnames were extracted from the census covering the area we now call Kahnawake, in the years 1881, 1901 and\or 1911. The surnames on the list are not necessarily those of Natives as there were others (especially French Canadians) living on the reserve at different times.However, there were very few non-Natives and you should not draw any conclusions from finding one of your Acadian/French Canadian surnames on these census.
      When you back to the period you are talking about (the 1700s/1800s)Natives would have been using their own names. In the case of Kahnawake they were not traditionally using surnames and when they started to do so the surnames were not passed from father-to-son
      If the birth place says L’Acadie then that is what it means – they came from L’Acadie. If they are here in Quebec then that is from the period when the Acadians were escaping l’Acadie.
      If one of your ancestors came form Kahnawake then it would state that their parish was St-Francois-Xavier.
      Evelyn

      Comment by Evelyn Yvonne Theriault | December 23, 2011 | Reply

  39. looking for information on John Baptiste Viau, 1829 family. Was told of Indian blood line there some where in the line. Would really be interested in knowing.

    Comment by Carman Vieau | January 11, 2012 | Reply

    • Hi my name is Carman Vieau, I am doing a family history. Can not find too much on the Canadian side of my family. I can go back as far as Jean Baptiste Viau born 1803, M. Catherine Duranceau born 1807.They married , do not know the date, I know they moved to Trenton Ontario and that is where they both are buried Both were born Chateauguay, Chateauguay Quebec. My father had told me we are part Indian {I think Mohawk] not too sure. Can you please help. My daughter is also doing her husband history seeing he is Indian from Newfoundland

      Reply – Jean Baptiste Viau m. Catherine Duranceau: Ascendancy to Settlers Jean Viau m. Francoise Prevost

      Comment by Carman Vieau | June 17, 2012 | Reply

  40. i would like any info about my family last names leaf /canadian my grandmother is anna (freida)candain my aunt edith and her children live there on the reservation to this day well sadly to say today is my aunt edith funeral if you can please email me info for my children.

    Note from Evelyn: Contacted privately

    Comment by kelly martin (marler) | February 8, 2012 | Reply

  41. I would like any info you have on the name Barbeau. The last I have is Andre Barbeau

    Note from Evelyn:
    Contacted privately.

    Comment by Pat | February 8, 2012 | Reply

  42. I have been looking for my Gr Grandmother and I just happened to find this site, Her name was Elizabeth ? I have several names Tiakenhion/ Konwathense may be called Bay. She married Francois Xavier Benedict, they moved to Detroit Mi. Francois was born in 1865 and lived to 1937 he owned drug store and later an herb shop in Port Huron Mi. Their children were Mary, Charlott, Frank, Theresa. Francois was of the St Francis Abenaki His Father Salomon, Son of Lewis Elijah, son of Francois Xavier “Sabael” This Francois was said to have been Penobscot. We have been told our lives we were Iriquois Abenaki. I need to find this because my mother has been diagnoced with a desease and she always had Q about her family I am just trying to find them before I lose her. Thank YOu If anyone can help me I will be greatful

    Comment by Sherry Orr | March 27, 2012 | Reply

  43. Hi, My great gandfather William A Smith was from Huntingdon and migrated to USA and served in the Civil War. He was born Sep 11 1838 and we think he is of native parents.

    Any one who can help with this ?

    Comment by Kent Smith | April 6, 2012 | Reply

  44. I hope you can help me. I remember when I was very young my mother telling us she was Indian. She would also sing songs she said she learned as a child. Her name is registered on my birth certificate as Betty(Betsy) Evelyn Brown. I grew up in foster care in Montreal so know almost nothing of my mother. I do not have a birth date for her but assume she was born in 1920’s or very early 1930’s. I have no information whatsoever regarding her parents. I was born in Montreal in 1952. My mother married late 1940’s to a Danish immigrant who arrived in Canada June 1948. I have not been able to locate any documentation on her birth or her marriage. I do know she had a brother Robert (Bob) married to a Kate and they had several children. I am searching for my roots and trying to heal.

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    Comment by JH MacKeigan | May 22, 2012 | Reply

  45. I AM LOOKING FOR THE BALLARD, RETTELL FAMILY. MY GRANDMOTHER WAS EMMA PAULINE (rettell)BALLARD AND WAS MARRIED TO PETER PAUL BALLARD ANY HELP WOULD BE APPRECIATED. THANKS

    Comment by DIANNA MCCABE | June 28, 2012 | Reply

  46. Hi hoping someone can help. I am looking for a great great uncle. My Dad believes his father to be 50% Mohawk. His father’s uncle was Elf Berad, supposedly a major contributor in the French and Indian War. Myh father his dad and his dad’s dad are allnamed Willaim Elmer Wright. I found an Elmer Wright burial in 1813 in Essex County. If anyone has information please help. Thanking you in advance.

    Comment by Whitney E.Wright | August 16, 2012 | Reply

  47. I am trying to trace my native american heritage. Can you help me? A good friend said I may be associated with Mohawk but not sure.

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    Comment by angeline rice | August 17, 2012 | Reply

  48. MY GRAND FATHER WAS ON A FARM , IS NAME WAS GILBERT TREMBLAY MARY TO MARIE LOUISE HARNOIS.
    ONE OF IS SON WAS MARRIED TO GEORGINA TEIONATAKWENTE OR COUTEAU CASSE. I FOUND THAT IN GENEALOGIE OF CAUTHNAWAGA.

    WHEN I WAS YOUNG MY FATHER NARCISSE TREMBLAY USE TO VISIT FRIENDS IN YOUR PLACE. LIKE TELESPHORE FAVREAU, THE BEAUVAIS FAMILY, ONE OF THE BEAUVAIS USE TO PLAY VIOLIN VERY WELL.

    I LIVE IN VILLE LASALLE AND OFTEN I VISIT YOUR PLACE I WENT THE SUNDAY OF STE KATERI TEKAKWITHA.

    MY NAME IS RENE TREMBLAY SON OF NARCISSE TREMBLAY.

    MY EMAIL is (email available on request( FOR WHAT WE CAN EXCHANGE

    Comment by RENE TREMBLAY | November 8, 2012 | Reply

    • Bonjour,
      Thanks for the comment and ‘ll contact you the weekend!
      Evelyn

      Comment by Evelyn Yvonne Theriault | November 8, 2012 | Reply

      • IS THERE ANY OF THE TELESPHORE FAVREAU FAMILY THAT ARE STILL ALIVE, CAN I CONTACT THEM

        Comment by RENE TREMBLAY | November 10, 2012 | Reply

  49. My great grandmother Clara Terrien was on the grandmother council. Mohawk Iroquois looking for more information? my Grandmother Delia Beaudoin crossed over down the Strawberry Road at 91yrs and was the last one to visit and talk with relative up on the Rez. As a young girl she was placed in a Canadian Boarding School for Native children.

    Comment by James Edgell | December 18, 2012 | Reply

  50. Looking for McComber relatives that were Kahnawake . Harmon or (Norman) McComber born 1800, married Lydia Eastman Wright is last know recorded relative that i can find. We have story passed down that possibly one of the grandmothers was a Kahnawake princess, Indian name means “She Who Walks With The Moon” We want to know who this is.We know the McCombers were from St Lawrence near Kahnawake tribe.But we hear that this princess was taken from her tribe. Please email to. Sjsaxman@verizon.net

    Comment by Suzi McGuigan ! Reece, McComber, Saxman | January 8, 2013 | Reply

  51. I am the descendant of a Kanawake Indian man named Ignace. (Ignace SHONOMENE dit LE VIEUX IGNACE LA MOUSE {Big Ignace} ) This was taken from one of Dave Thompson’s journals. His descendants currently go by the last name of LaMoose. Elsewhere in Dave Thompson’s journals he is listed as Ignace SOKHONIE. His sons held that his “True name” was “Saxa”. In 1825 Governor Simpson, the newly elected governor of Oregon ordered all Iroquois indians working for the Hudson Bay Fur company out of Oregon. A large group of Kanawaka Iroquois, led by Big Ignace ended up marrying into the Flathead tribe of Indians in Montana. It is hard to find a tribal member who is not a descendant of one or more Kanawaka Iroquois. I understand that the Jesuit Priests kept detailed marriage, death and baptismal records and I and my cousins are very interested in learning more about our Iroquois heritage. I would appreciate any advice and direction. Thankyou..Renee Siedenburg

    Comment by Renee Siedenburg | January 27, 2013 | Reply

  52. Ah, forgot some important info for you. My ancestor was instrumental in “bringing the black robes” out to the west and setting up many missions. He travelled with Fathers DeSmet and Ravalli as I understand it. We have been told that Big Ignace was being considered for Canonization along with Kateri, but for some reason was decided against. Family history has that there was a “Formal delegation from the Iroquois tribes that came to visit Grandma Colette LaMoose, the descendant of Big Ignace”. This would have been anywhere between 1935 to 1971 I am guessing. Ignace SHONOMENE and Ignace SOKHONIE may be different people, but the anecdotal story in Dave Thompson’s journal attached to the SHONOMENE name is correct with our family history. Ignace was killed by the Souix at Ash Hollow Nebraska, August 7, 1837. I hope this helps.

    Comment by Renee Siedenburg | January 27, 2013 | Reply

    • It is true that many Iroqouis ( Mohawk) intermarried into the Salish, Qlispe and Kootenai tribes. My wife is descended from Little Eneas ( No relation to Big Eneas). The name Lamoose and Saxa were interchangeable but don’t let that throw you off as Saxa is just the Indian agents on the Flathead trying to write down the Salish word for Moose, Sxaslqs. The x is silent more like a silent breath out in Salish. We were told by Mohawk Elder on his visit to our reservation several years back that the names of the Mohawks are recorded back there in some records. It is estimated that Big Eneas Shonomene amd his group came out to what is now a Montana sometime between 1816-1819. Some Iroqouis came even earlier, Thomas the Iroqouis that was a guide for Explorer David Thompson is thought by many to be aka Big Knife who’s son was Eneas Paul, Chief of the Kootenai.

      Two Iroqouis, Little Eneas and Pierre Lefthand made the fourth and final trip to retrieve the Blackrobes from St. Louis. Pierre went back alone to inform the Bitterrooot Salish of Father Desmet’s arrival and Little Eneas escorted Desmet from St. Louis to the Salish people. They both could speak French which was a big help on their arrival in St. Louis which was still widely settled by French Canadians at that time.

      Comment by tfelsman | February 26, 2014 | Reply

  53. Can anyone provide me with leads to more information about the St. Cyr name that appeared in the above list?

    Reply: http://wp.me/pp92w-g6f

    Comment by Alice M. Azure | September 28, 2013 | Reply

  54. Does anyone here have any books that Pierre Bernard wrote on each of the reserves/reservation for birth, marriage, and death? The bigger libraries have them, not for loan tho. I am rather far away from most of them. I am interested in the Gray surname at the different locals. Kahnawake, Akwesasne, Oka, and so on……

    Comment by Lynn Menard Mathieson | September 29, 2013 | Reply

  55. I have so many blanks. Grandfather is Joseph (K?) Rice, he married Mary Deer. They had 5 children( I believe) Frank, Ruth, Marie, Russell & ?William? ( possibly may have had more children…not sure. Looking for anything regarding my lineage. Russell is my father, my sister & I tried to do this years ago and came to a dead end. We did end up registering my father though.

    Reply: http://wp.me/pp92w-geR

    Comment by Rebecca Rice | January 7, 2014 | Reply

  56. 70 of these surnames are in my family tree. im a decendant of charles edeline. this is the delisle line..my gg grandmother was marie emma ledoux. married to joseph richard delisle. august 29 1896 franklin vt. any help would be GREATLY appreciated. Thank you.

    Comment by josh | January 27, 2014 | Reply

  57. My gg grandmother was marie emma ledoux married joseph richard delisle august 29 1896 franklin Vermont. any one have information please feel free to contact me.

    Comment by Josh | January 27, 2014 | Reply

  58. i am searching for the family of antoine samson or antoine sampson and elizabeth Ranbarier. i have been unable to find any Ranbarier family. please email me if you have any knowledge of either family. Thank you

    Comment by Jay Smith | April 28, 2014 | Reply

  59. I hope you can point me in the right direction. I am looking for Oliver (Olivier?) Lavoie who, along with his 3 sons, Andrew, Henry and John were stone cutters for the bridge at Lachine and the Parliament building. I am directly related to his daughter who was born at Caughnawaga-Mary Jane Lavoie but when she traveled to Renfrew it became Levoy but I don’t know when she and her brothers changed it. She was born in 1847 and some notes say that he died before 1867. I cannot find him anywhere in that area except for that slight mention in The Gravelle Files. We have been looking for years. Thank you.

    Comment by Angela Gasper | August 25, 2014 | Reply

  60. I am looking for a woman named Annie Ladouceur she gave birth to my grandfather and he was raised in a different family and has now passed away I am trying to find out our native ancestry that he carried from his birth mother and I have no information to go on please can anyone help here? Thank you

    Comment by Dale Robinson | September 3, 2014 | Reply


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