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Early French Canadian Pioneers

A Portrait Gallery of Traditional Quebec Life, Trades & Professions

November 30, 2020 Posted by | . | , | 42 Comments

Index: Indigenous, Metis & Mixed-Heritage Surname Anchor Posts

Index of Canada-wide Indigenous, Metis & Mixed-heritage surnames

The goal of this project to create a series of mini-indexes that make it easier to access information about surnames on this site that are associated with indigenous, Metis or mixed-heritage individuals. Each post below serves to reorganize and frequently update information that is currently scattered about the site. Continue reading

November 30, 2020 Posted by | . | , | 5 Comments

List of Metis Surnames of Ontario

INTRODUCTION


 

This project is focused on Metis surnames that appear in Ontario and originated primarily with the Metis of western and central Canada. It complements the census and marriage data found elsewhere on the site and is intended as a finding aide.

Most surnames on this list were initially extracted from the Metis Nation of Ontario lists, after which I added others from the next two or three generations who descended from those families.

 

 

SOURCES


The marriages in my database are derived from various sources such as provincial vital records, Metis scrip, the Genealogical Society of Utah, Groupe BMS2000 etc. I do not copy information directly from other secondary or tertiary sources, so there is a lot of “alternative” spelling in the surnames and names, and my records often vary from those of the Metis Nation of Ontario lists. Continue reading

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Index: A Portrait Gallery of Traditional Quebec Life, Trades & Professions

A Portrait Gallery of Traditional Quebec Life, Trades & Professions | First French Canadian Settlers of Quebec

Some years ago I was combing through the discarded books at my local library when I was lucky enough to come across this wonderfully illustrated volume called Les Anciennes Familles du Quebec. I used it for several years with my students as they worked on family history projects and I’ve decided to share it with readers of this blog because I think it could be very helpful to other teachers of Quebec history as well as to those of you writing your own family histories. Continue reading

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Main Index: Native – First Peoples – Metis [Canadian Census Extracts]

Core Index: First Peoples Genealogy and History

Surnames: Mi'kmaq (Micmac), Malecite (Amelicite Maliseet), Inuit, Algonquin. Ojibway, Cree, Six Nations, Oneida, Iroquois, Mississauga, Tuscarora, Chippewa, Metis, Montagnais

This is part of a constantly updated larger project to locate surnames carried by Canadian Natives, First Peoples and Metis. In this series of posts, I list Continue reading

March 29, 2017 Posted by | . | , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 9 Comments

Index: Native – First Peoples – Metis [Canadian Marriage Extracts]

Main Index: Native/First Peoples/Metis Surnames | Census Extracts

Core Index: First Peoples Genealogy & History

Native First Peoples Metis Marriages


The indigenous peoples of Canada have their own written and oral historical knowledge  to draw on when researching their family trees. Unfortunately, for non-indigenous family historians who believe they might have First Nations bloodlines, and who are not connected to a particular indigenous group it can be difficult to know where to even start to trace their lines. This index and the Index: Native/First Peoples/Metis Surnames | Census Extracts) are Finding Aides to help such family historians by listing and locating surnames which have been carried by indigenous people across Canada over the past 150 years or so. Continue reading

January 6, 2012 Posted by | . | , , , , , | 148 Comments

Main Index: Early French Canadian Pioneers of Quebec

 

 

Early French Canadian Pioneers of Quebec is a series of micro-posts containing information I’ve collected over the years about many of Quebec’s earliest settlers. The list is not comprehensive. It contains surnames from my family trees and other family trees I’ve worked on as well as surnames that appear in my First Nations, Metis and Mixed-heritage projects. Continue reading

March 25, 2009 Posted by | . | , , , | 106 Comments

Lepine | Cree, Iroquois Mixed-heritage: Cree, French, Scottish | Surname Anchor Post

Index:  Indigenous, Metis & Mixed-Heritage Surname Anchor Posts


Each of these posts is dedicated to one surname that is carried by someone connected to indigenous, Metis or mixed-heritage people in Canada.  Please be aware that it’s a synthesis of the information I’ve collected in my personal research throughout the years and is by no means complete!


SURNAME NOTES  |  LEPINE

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Leduc | Metis, Cree, Mixed-heritage: French | Surname Anchor Post

Index:  Indigenous, Metis & Mixed-Heritage Surname Anchor Posts


Each of these posts is dedicated to one surname that is carried by someone connected to indigenous, Metis or mixed-heritage people in Canada.  Please be aware that it’s a synthesis of the information I’ve collected in my personal research throughout the years and is by no means complete!


SURNAME NOTES  |  LEDUC

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Lafontaine | Metis, Algonquin, Cree, Montagnais, Mixed heritage: French | Surname Anchor Post

Index:  Indigenous, Metis & Mixed-Heritage Surname Anchor Posts


Each of these posts is dedicated to one surname that is carried by someone connected to indigenous, Metis or mixed-heritage people in Canada.  Please be aware that it’s a synthesis of the information I’ve collected in my personal research throughout the years and is by no means complete!


SURNAME NOTES  |  LAFONTAINE

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MB | Cameron d-4 | Metis, Mixed-heritage: English French Scottish (1901)

Main Index: Native – First Peoples – Metis [Canadian Census Extracts]

This is part of a larger project to locate surnames carried by Inuit, First Nations, Metis and mixed-heritage people from across Canada. In this series of posts, I list surnames transcribed from census documents ranging primarily from 1881 to 1921. With some exception, you can usually click on each surname to reach the records for just that surname. Alternatively you can scroll down to External Links for an overall main link. Orange-coloured surnames also appear in the companion series – Native – First Peoples – Metis  [Canadian Marriage Extracts], although the names may be spelled differently.


Census Data

Enumeration district: Manitoba, Brandon, Cameron d-4 (1901)

[Metis English French Scottish]

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Lariviere | Metis, Mixed Cree, French | Surname Anchor Post

Index:  Indigenous, Metis & Mixed-Heritage Surname Anchor Posts


Each of these posts is dedicated to one surname that is carried by someone connected to indigenous, Metis or mixed-heritage people in Canada.  Please be aware that it’s a synthesis of the information I’ve collected in my personal research throughout the years and is by no means complete!


SURNAME NOTES  |  LARIVIERE

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July 13, 2021 Posted by | . | , | Leave a comment

NS | Kings Road I.R. | Mi’kmaq (1921)

Main Index: Native – First Peoples – Metis [Canadian Census Extracts]

This is part of a larger project to locate surnames carried by Inuit, First Nations, Metis and mixed-heritage people from across Canada. In this series of posts, I list surnames transcribed from census documents ranging primarily from 1881 to 1921. With the exception of some of the 1921 returns, you can click on each surname to reach the records for just that surname. Alternatively you can scroll down to External Links for an overall main link. Orange-coloured surnames also appear in the companion series – Native – First Peoples – Metis  [Canadian Marriage Extracts], although the names may be spelled differently.


Census Data

Enumeration District: Nova Scotia, Cape Breton South and Richmond, Indian Reserve Kings Road

[Mi’kmaq]

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MB | Unorg. terr. 3 – k-2 | Mixed Cree (1901)

Main Index: Native – First Peoples – Metis [Canadian Census Extracts]

This is part of a larger project to locate surnames carried by Inuit, First Nations, Metis and mixed-heritage people from across Canada. In this series of posts, I list surnames transcribed from census documents ranging primarily from 1881 to 1921. With the exception of the 1921 returns, you can click on each surname to reach the records for just that surname. Alternatively you can scroll down to External Links for an overall main link. Orange-coloured surnames also appear in the companion series – Native – First Peoples – Metis  [Canadian Marriage Extracts], although the names may be spelled differently.


Census Data

Enumeration district: Manitoba, Provencher, Unorganized territory 3, K-2 (1901)

[Mixed Cree]

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July 11, 2021 Posted by | . | Leave a comment

MB | Ritchot h-3 | Mixed Cree French Scottish (1901)

Main Index: Native – First Peoples – Metis [Canadian Census Extracts]

This is part of a larger project to locate surnames carried by Inuit, First Nations, Metis and mixed-heritage people from across Canada. In this series of posts, I list surnames transcribed from census documents ranging primarily from 1881 to 1921. With the exception of the 1921 returns, you can click on each surname to reach the records for just that surname. Alternatively you can scroll down to External Links for an overall main link. Orange-coloured surnames also appear in the companion series – Native – First Peoples – Metis  [Canadian Marriage Extracts], although the names may be spelled differently.


Census Data

Enumeration district: Manitoba, Provencher, Ritchot h-3 (1901)

[Mixed Cree French Scottish]

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MB | Morris G-1 | Mixed (1901)

Main Index: Native – First Peoples – Metis [Canadian Census Extracts]

This is part of a larger project to locate surnames carried by Inuit, First Nations, Metis and mixed-heritage people from across Canada. In this series of posts, I list surnames transcribed from census documents ranging primarily from 1881 to 1921. With the exception of the 1921 returns, you can click on each surname to reach the records for just that surname. Alternatively you can scroll down to External Links for an overall main link. Orange-coloured surnames also appear in the companion series – Native – First Peoples – Metis  [Canadian Marriage Extracts], although the names may be spelled differently.


Census Data

Enumeration district: Manitoba, Provencher, Morris G-1 (1901)

[Mixed]

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ON | Bonfield | Mixed, Algonquin, French (1901)

Main Index: Native – First Peoples – Metis [Canadian Census Extracts]

This is part of a larger project to locate surnames carried by Inuit, First Nations, Metis and mixed-heritage people from across Canada. In this series of posts, I list surnames transcribed from census documents ranging primarily from 1881 to 1921. With the exception of the 1921 returns, you can click on each surname to reach the records for just that surname. Alternatively you can scroll down to External Links for an overall main link. Orange-coloured surnames also appear in the companion series – Native – First Peoples – Metis  [Canadian Marriage Extracts], although the names may be spelled differently.


Census Data

Enumeration district: Ontario, Nipissing, Bonfield H-1 (1901)

[Mixed Algonquin]

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