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Main Index: Native American Names of Eastern Canada (Marriage Documents)

Quebec Native Genealogy | Wendake Huron

Research Problem:  The life history of  Quebec and Ontario natives can be  notoriously difficult to trace. The first – and perhaps greatest – layer of difficulty for genealogist sand family  historians  is the late adoption of  western surname usage ie. stable family names handed down from male parent to child. This has led to given individuals in certain time periods carrying multiple surnames (native only, native and westernized, westernized).

The second layer of difficulty is that Native surnames were transcribed phonetically which led to spelling variations  in various official documents (e.g. between different church registers, census documents, border crossings etc.).

A last difficulty is the varying  quality and approaches of the different indexing projects which makes it difficult to access the primary documents (microfilmed records) and cross-check with other indexes.

Goal: To create a Master Cross-Index of Names carried by Natives in Quebec and Ontario during the 18th/19th and 20th centuries sorted by surname variations.

Phase I: A. Transcription of names from marriage registers of parishes that have been associated with Native American populations in Quebec and Ontario. B. Creation of a Master Index that sorts  those individuals by surname. Timeline: 2012/2013

To Date – Majority of marriages from Quebec, a few from Ontario & New Brunswick

Last Extensive Update January 2015

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Extracts: Native American Marriages of Eastern Canada (A) 

Extracts: Native American Marriages of Eastern Canada   (B) 

Extracts: Native American Marriages Eastern Canada (C)  

Extracts: Native American Marriages of Eastern Canada  (D/E) 

Extracts: Native American Marriages of Eastern Canada (F/G)

Extracts: Native American Marriages of Eastern Canada |(H/I)

Extracts: Native American Marriages of Eastern Canada(J)

Extracts: Native American Marriages of Eastern Canada (Ka)

Extracts: Native American Marriages of Eastern Canada(Ke …)

Extracts: Native American Marriages of Eastern Canada of   (L)

Extracts of Native American Marriages of Eastern Canada   (M) 

Extracts of Native American Marriages of Eastern Canada   (N) 

Extracts: Native American Marriages of Eastern Canada (O) 

 Extracts: Native American Marriages of Eastern Canada (P) 

Extracts: Native American Marriages of Eastern Canada (Q/R   

Extracts: Native American Marriages of Eastern Canada (S/T)

Extracts: Native American Marriages of Eastern Canada (U/V) 

Extracts: Native American Marriages of Eastern Canada (W/X/Y/Z)



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

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

January 6, 2012 - Posted by | . | ,

70 Comments »

  1. Are there any Bisson or Petitclerc aboriginal last names?

    Comment by Debbie | May 6, 2012 | Reply

    • I do not have any in my own databases but they may pop up as I continue extracting new marriages.
      Evelyn

      Comment by Evelyn Yvonne Theriault | May 6, 2012 | Reply

  2. hi. I am trying to find out the truth about my family roots. for years i was told that there was native american indian in the family but no one will talk. The family names that i am part of are SAVAGE – TREMBLAY – MIRRON – AYOTTE.
    i have always been drawn to the native culture and was just wondering.. both parents are french canadian and as were both grandparents.. i hope that you might be able to shed some light as to how do i follow this little secret my families are burring in the closet..

    Comment by kim bremer | July 2, 2012 | Reply

    • Kim, If you e-mail me @EChand5000@aol.com, I have a huge data base on the Tremblay’s, back to 1100AD in Normandy France. 1619, here in North America. I’m Mohawk, and my birth name is Tremblay, but was adopted (1957) out of Carlisle Indian School, in PA and given the surname of Chandler.

      Comment by Ed (Tremblay) Chandler | September 30, 2014 | Reply

      • Tremblay: I have nothing sure to share right now but just this: the name Tremblay may be associated with the Innu nation (Montagnais so called); many french canadians in the Nitassinan (Innu country) are related to the Innut, many having the name Tremblay. Areas: St-John Lake (Lac St-Jean or Piekokami) and St-Laurent river North Shore.
        Ayotte: I met once a young man who had this family name and was a Huron-Wyandot metis in Quebec city.
        Savage: probably a nick name that became a family name; too often, priests would not accept any native name and would give sauvage or sauvagesse as identification to a native in the parish registration files when they did not choose arbitrary french names.
        Have you tried to reach genealocical societies in Quebec?

        Comment by Françoise de Montigny-Pelletier | October 1, 2014 | Reply

        • NO I HAVE NOT DONE THAT YET, BUT THANKS FOR THE INFORMATION. I AM LOOKING UP HISTORY ON THE BALOR, BALLARD, CAMPAU, RETTELL AND INDIAN HERTIAGE FOR MY FAMILY TREE. THANK YOU.

          Comment by Dianna McCabe | October 1, 2014 | Reply

      • I have Tremblay’s in my family tree. Foucreau-Mesick Ancestry

        Comment by Frank Mesick | December 6, 2016 | Reply

  3. Did Peter Paul Ballard and Emma Pauline Rettell marry on the reservation and what name was used. I am trying to track down my Indian Ancestory and can’t find a birth recorder for my Grandmother or marriage records. Any help would be appreciated. Thank You.

    Comment by DIANNA MCCABE | July 24, 2012 | Reply

  4. you stop at M is there nothing beyond M or you haven’t found any yet?

    Comment by Debbie | August 9, 2012 | Reply

    • Hi Debbie,
      My n-z marriages are still in draft form. It takes me about a month per letter of the alphabet to go back and double check everything and format it for the blog.
      I will try to continue posting in the near future.
      Thanks for your interest,
      Evelyn

      Comment by Evelyn Yvonne Theriault | August 9, 2012 | Reply

  5. Hello, i’m searching for the ancestors of the name of Simon Jourdain born in the Uashat, Maliotenam area 1833 d1911 on Couchiching First Nations, was part of the ancestrial faimlies who sighed the Treaty#3 of 1871, he is my 5x grandfather twice over, 2 of his daughters married into my family, one on my fathers side another on my mothers side,

    Comment by K | December 3, 2012 | Reply

  6. I’m very glad to have found your site as I’m currently researching my family history of the surname Yarrow, originally from Montreal, Quebec whom moved to Ontario in the 1800’s. I’ve had a difficult time going back further than 1814, so I’ll be keeping an eye to see what you post in 2013 for the “Y” surnames. I’m also planning to meet with a member of a Metis council to see if they can point me in any fruitful directions as well, as I’m not exactly knowledgeable as to where I need to look.
    I just wanted to thank you for taking the time to post this material on your website as I’m sure it will help many individuals in building their family trees!
    Best regards and happy holidays,

    Jenn Delaney

    Comment by Jenn Delaney | December 15, 2012 | Reply

    • Hello Jenn,
      If you were to leave the names of the oldest Yarrow husband and wife someone may be able to help you.
      Evelyn

      Comment by Evelyn Yvonne Theriault | December 15, 2012 | Reply

      • Thanks for the response Evelyn. The furthest back I’ve found was Seymour Joseph Yarrow, born in 1814 in Montreal, Quebec. In all records I’ve found, he’s named as French but our family knows he is the Native link. His wife was Harriet Meyers, born in Bath, Lennox & Addington Co., Ontario in 1824/25. They lived in Trenton/Hastings/Northumberland but there have been stories stating they were connected to the Tyendinaga Mohawk reserve, which I’m beginning to research as well.
        The difficulties I’m having is finding the documentation with Seymour identifying as Native, as many during that time attempted to hide their ancestry by identifying as French or otherwise. If I could find information on Seymour’s parents perhaps from Quebec, that may give me more information. If anyone reading knows anything or is part of the Yarrow family, please feel free to contact me: delaney.jenniferann@gmail.com

        Comment by Jenn Delaney | December 17, 2012 | Reply

  7. Hello,
    And thank you for allowing for such great reading.

    I search for assistance to my family name. On my records i am fatherless and was given my mothers maiden name of PAPINEAU. my mother talks of the mohawks and others however i can not find information on my fatly. Were there Papineau in Eastern Ontario and Western Quebec that were first people of partial?

    Thank you for your help

    Frank

    Comment by frank | January 10, 2013 | Reply

    • There is a François-Xavier Papineau, great chief of the Nipissing tribe who married two of his daughters to Mohawks family : Cecile Papino married Martin Ononsawenrat ; Catherine Papino married Bernard Narrison. Does this seem possible for you ?

      Comment by Jean-Guy Paquin | September 9, 2014 | Reply

      • That is quite possible. I ned to research this man. Do you know if there is any other native tie to the name PAPINEAU?
        Thank you

        Comment by Frank | February 10, 2015 | Reply

  8. Evelyn would you know about a James Cleland married to Victoria Boudrias.
    deux montagnes. 1860.

    Comment by AN MARI LAVIGNE | May 29, 2013 | Reply

    • Not offhand but I will give it a look. You already have the marriage information?

      Comment by Evelyn Yvonne Theriault | May 31, 2013 | Reply

    • Any information for Lous Roquebrune dit Gachiniac et
      Marie Madeleine Sabourin. 26 Mai 1716. Pointe Claire. Quebec.

      Comment by AnMari Lavigne | July 25, 2013 | Reply

      • I found a text about it on Internet ( http://www.mundia.com/us/Person/1436482/874510397 ), but it appears with all the html code. I copied it for you:

        “My ancestor Louis Couillaud dit Laroque dit Roquebrune, also know as Vachignac or Gachiniac, would have been born after his brother François between 1686 and 1694. His baptism act was never found. A recent test performed on my DNA-Y and on an other descendant of Louis proved without a shadow of doubt that our ancestor Louis Couillaud (Larocque dit Roqubrune) was from European descent and is the son of Philibert Couillaud. The surnames Vachignac or Gachignac were also found in France.

        “So why do we think that Louis could have been born beteeen 1686 and 1694 ? Looking at the repartition of the birth in this family we think that Catherine Laporte certain must had at least one child between the age 23 et 30. She had six children in 10 year before 1684. (See note at the end of this frame with an other hypothesis worth considering as well). Louis would have been the seventh child of Philibert Couillaud dit Roquebrune et Catherine Laporte dit Saint-Georges. Louis married Marie Madeleine Sabourin in Pointe-Claire (Québec) on May 21st 1716. We can see the marriage act in the archives section. In 1718 when is brother Michel get married Louis is said to be a miller the upper section of the Isle of Montréal. (West end of the Isle) in Ste-Anne-du-Bout-de-l’Ile. He operates the mill of the Seigneur de Senneville in 1720 (Click here to see Senneville wind mill). When his son Pierre is baptised the family is living at Isle Perrot. During the 1724 census he is at Isle Perrot on the south side of the Domaine. He is the owner of a plot of 3 x 18 arpents of which 20 are cleard and cultivated, one house, one barn and one stable. He also own a smaller parcel of land a little ways from here about 3 arpents of frontage and of an indeterminate depth which has no building on it. For those unfamiliar with Isle Perrot the Domaine is the section that goes from Pointe-du-Moulin (Windmill Point) to the village of Notre-Dame-de-l’Île-Perrot (Link to the map ). One should not confuse the Domaine with La Pointe du Domaine. The plot my ancestor had was located approximately where Atlantide Golf club is now located. Click on the map on the left. The plots that Louis Larocque owned are numbered 4649 and 4668.

        “Louis and Madeleine lived near the Windmill that can still be seen at Pointe du Moulin on Isle Perrot (Picture above on this page). The first mention fo this windmill goes back as far as 1708 and was built by the Seigneur (Landlord) of Isle Perrot, Joseph Trottier Desruisseaux. On June 8 1742 Louis buys an other plot from Françoise Cuillerier widdow of the Landland of the island. Between 1743 and 1744 Louis sell his land at Ile Perrot and they move to Vaudreuil. Because there is no church in Vaudreuil, Louis et his wife go to the church in Oka which is the closest to them. It is accross the Lake of two Mountains. Louis is buried in Oka on June 5th 1764 at the age of 80 years old and Madeleine is burried in Vaudreuil on January 19 1784 aged 85.The Parish in Vaudreuil was founded in 1773 and Madeleine died january 19, 1784 (See the act). The present Church in Vaudreuil was built in 1791.

        “From the couple of Louis Laroque and Marie Madeleine Sabourin was born 13 children (According to Mgr Forbes book of the families of Ste-Anne-de-Bellevue). The children list appears on this page.

        “(Note: The PRDH organisation place Louis’ birth in 1679 and here’s why. I translated an an explanation by Mr. Bertrand Desjardins of the PRDH (Programme de Recherche en Démographie Historique of the Université de Montréal))

        “In light of what we already know:
        – The wife of Philibert, Catherine Laporte, was born October 12, 1663.
        – She gave birth October 15, 1677 to a son named Jean Baptiste
        – The 1681 census shows two sons for the couple, Jean, age 5, and Baptiste, age 3.
        – Of these two we seem to trace the existance of only one married to Anne Celerier Desrosiers. He is named Jean at the baptism of 12 of his 13 children, et sometime Jean, sometime Jean Baptiste after that.
        The hypothesis brought forward by René Jetté is that the couple would have had a son so called «Jean» about 1676 and «Jean Baptiste» baptised in 1677, as indicated in the 1681 census. This forces us to suppose that Louis is born after François, about 1688 or 1689. He would have been 75 at his death instead of the 90 written on the act, but such exaggeration were more then frequent for advanced death for this time.

        “The problem with this hypothesis is that Catherine Laporte couldn’t have married before October 12, 1675 the day of her 12th birthday, supposing that she was still nubile (a pupescent girl in age to get married), which is not very frequent. It meant that she would have become pregnant almost immediately of «Jean» because she would have had a second child two year to the day after her marriage. Strong with my experience I can assert that many studies were conducted on the question of fertility of young women of this era that shows that two birth at her 14th birthday is an impossibility. Furthermore, the survival of the first one, the presumed “Jean” born in 1676 would have had for effect to produce a period of amenorrhoea post-partum (length of time before the ovulation can resume after a birth) because of her breast-feeding. These things, are known if demography that breast-feeding causes a stretch in the time a second birth can occur.
        I must reject this hypothesis ( the one of René Jetté). It appears most likely that the sons of the 1681 census are Jean (Baptiste), born in 1677, called Jean in the census, and Louis, called Baptiste in the census born in 1679. It is that way the this information will be dealt from now on in PRDH. (End of Quotation.)

        “This explanation seems very plausible. However me must consider that Louis would have to marry Madeleine Sabourin at the advanced age of 37, ten years above the average for this era. At the birth of his last child, Pierre en 1741, Louis would have been more then 60 , an age where normally a man is already a grand-father. We can add that Louis would have died at age 85 a very advanced age for a man in Canada in the 18th century.”

        I hope that this will bring you more precision in your research…

        Comment by Serge Veillette | July 29, 2013 | Reply

  9. She:Kon,

    I am trying to find links between an Elisabeth Montour,alive in 1791, who became my great-great-grandfather,s godmother in 1791, my ancestor,s first name was Francois born on the 21st of july and the priest wrote: unknown parents!
    The godfather present was Paul Betourne.
    Would you have information about the genealogy of Elisabeth Couc Montour, meaning the following generations, I was wondering if the one of 1791 was related to the previous Elisabeth.

    Nia:Wen!

    Francoise

    Comment by de Montigny-Pelletier, Francoise | January 7, 2014 | Reply

  10. Looking for my native american roots. late 1800’s David Gagne-Alfred Gagne-My Grandmother Alfreda Gagne her sister Laura Gagne. Some census say Alfreda born in NH. Her mother Nathaline Paquette. Alfreda lived in Wolfeboro, NH at the age of 17 when she married Francis Rogers in the middle 1930’s

    Comment by Darrel Hunter Rogers | July 16, 2014 | Reply

  11. We are trying to find the family history of Mercy Carter, who was taken to Kahnawake after the Deerfield raid of 1704. We know she stayed there, married and raised a family, but does anyone know her about her family?

    Comment by Robert Nelson | September 3, 2014 | Reply

    • There is a book relating the story of Eunice Williams adopted in Kahnawake after the Deerfield raid to take back a bell own by Kahnawakeronons. maybe there will be information about Mercy Carter in this book.

      Comment by Françoise de Montigny-Pelletier | September 3, 2014 | Reply

      • I AM TRYING TO FIND INFORMATION ON THE BALLARD, CAMPAU AND RETTELL FAMILY ANYHELP WOULD HELP WITH MY FAMILY TREE. I AM ALSO TRYING TO FIND MY HALF SISTER JOSEPHINA VELMA ROWE. MY HAVE BROTHER PASSED AWAY YEARS AGO. THEIR MOTHER WOULD BE A BERNICE LIVINGSTON AND FATHER ARCHIE MOSES BALLARD(BALOR) THANK YOU.

        Comment by Dianna McCabe | September 8, 2014 | Reply

  12. My grandfather Samuel Hubbard Forlaw married Susan Deer of the Caughnawaga Reservation in late 1946 (possibly Sept, October or November of 1946) He always said we were of Cherokee Nation North Carolina.. Due to that he was allowed to live on the Indian Reservation with Susan when they married in 1946. My grandfather passed 10/7/81 and Susan in either very late 1997 or sometime in 1998. All records where lost in our move from NY to Pennsylvania.. My family and I have written to the last address Susan Deer lived in with hopes that a family member of hers would get and get in touch with us. Grandpa’s funeral services were held in a church on the reservation.. Not sure where but both of them are together in a cemetery (1 of the 4) nearby. Susan Deer was the daughter of the Chief and her nephew was also one in later years ( 1978—??–not too sure)
    Whatever help you can give me would be very much appreciated. I would love to have this information to pass on to my children and grandkids. Many, many thanks
    Rebecca (Forlaw) Marston

    Comment by Rebecca (Forlaw) Marston | November 19, 2014 | Reply

  13. I am searching for the origin of the surname Mathurin. I have also come across the name spelled Maturin. My research begins with my mother (maiden name was Mathurin). I have gone as far back as her great-great-great-grandfather and found his baptism records. His mother is named (Marguerite Marois), but his father is not. The church records list “illegitimate” birth. I am quite curious about how he came to have the surname Mathurin.
    Can anyone point me in the right direction?

    Comment by Karen Bartolomeo | January 31, 2015 | Reply

  14. Bonjour
    I am trying to find family information on my great grandmother nee Gray married to my mom thinks an emery. They were on tyendinaga reserve. My dad raised me in the mohawk tradition but there was never much said about my ancestors.

    Comment by Kimberly Lajoie (Gray nee) | March 1, 2015 | Reply

    • Kim, There are tribal records of people that lived on the Indian Reserve of Tyendinaga, that should be available on the internet. Either that, or contact the cultural affairs office on the Rez. they might be able to help you.

      Sincerely,

      Ed (Tremblay) Chandler

      Comment by Ed (Tremblay) Chandler | March 1, 2015 | Reply

  15. Madeleine LaFrenière (Lestard\St-Ongle\McTavish)
    I am trying to confirm whether Ouide Benjamin Lafreniere was her son. he was married to Marie Maurice

    Comment by pierre Rouillard | April 24, 2015 | Reply

  16. Ed,
    Looking For Records of siblings of My Grandmother. Katie Seymour Caldwell, Married My Grandfather, Paul Caldwell. St.Regis Quebec. My Grandfather was a Heavy Duty Catholic, and i cant find much on Him or his siblings. I’ll be Back to take a look in The Future.
    The Other Family Tie, We’re Trying to search is Katie’s Family. But, Not finding alot. Thanks
    Im Guessing That Paul & Katie were Married at Akwesasne

    See: http://wp.me/pp92w-h0c

    Comment by Blaine Caldwell | April 29, 2015 | Reply

  17. Interesting. My great grandfather & great grandfather apparently came from Canada. I would not know how to track him. So interesting. Charlotte Beauvais LaPointe

    Comment by Lottie | July 23, 2015 | Reply

  18. Can some one tell me the origin of Catherine Thomas please thanks

    Comment by Joshua r | September 19, 2015 | Reply

  19. Does anyone know if there is a native last name that would be close to something like “Nix” (in the 1800s). I have a great-grandmother with this last name, but can find absolutely nothing about her. She was born in Ontario in 1822 and later married a McGinn around 1847. Thank you.

    Comment by Joel | September 20, 2015 | Reply

  20. Hello I am looking for information on my family line, Louis Nikik and his wife Elisabeth. and their child Susan Nikik who married Francis Sharbot. If you can help I would appreciate any and all assistance.

    Comment by Danka Brewer | September 21, 2015 | Reply

    • Louis NIKIK, also Louis OCHKINAWE and OCHKINAWENS, was a Nipissing war chief. First married Elisabeth WABIMANGOKWE August 20, 1821, in Oka. They had 7 children. Second marriage to Elisabeth NAOKIJIKOKWE August 24, 1835, in Oka. I found one child, Marie OCHKINAWE, baptized July 20, 1843 in Abittibi, Que.

      I do not have Susan.

      Comment by Jean-Guy Paquin | September 30, 2015 | Reply

  21. CHAMINEGINISH or SHAMANGANISH or SHAMANGANWISH surname – Is surname indigenous Algonquin? I am looking for Moni or Mary Chamineginish, born about 1810-1820, died between 1858-1910, married Peter (or Pierre) Chabot in Nippissing District of Ontario: their daughter Chatharina or Catherine born Nov 1839, and their son Frank born 01 May 1869 at Whitney, Nipissing District, Ontario, Canada.

    Comment by Linda Windmoeller | October 11, 2015 | Reply

    • found death record for Frank Chabot 1869-1911:
      County of: Renfrew, Ontario
      Full Name of Deceased: Chabot, Frank
      Sex and Race: M. [male] Canadian
      Date of Death: Mch [March] 14, 1911
      Date of Birth: May 1, 1869
      Age and Place of Birth: 42 years, Ontario
      Place of Death: General Hospital, Whitney, Renfrew, Ontario
      Occupation: Butcher
      Single, Widowed, or Divorced: Married
      Full Name of Father: Peter Chabot
      Birthplace of Father: Fn. [French] Quebec
      Maiden Name of Mother:
      Mary Chamineginish
      Birthplace of Mother: Fn. [French] Quebec
      Name of Physician who attended Deceased: F. J. Dodd
      Certified by: Philimene Lamable, [of] Whitney
      Date: Mch [March] 15, 1911

      Comment by Linda Windmoeller | October 11, 2015 | Reply

      • per marriage record of daughter of Frank Chabot (1859-1911), religious denomination was Catholic:

        Ontario, Canada, Marriages, 1801-1928
        Dist. Nipissing, Division of Whitney
        Entry 014184
        Name of Groom: BOWERS David
        Rank or Profession: Laborer
        Bachelor/Widowed/Divorced: Bach.
        Age: 22
        Religious Denomination: Baptiste
        Usual Residence: Whitney
        Name & Surname of Father: David BOWERS
        Rank or Profession of Father: [blank]
        Name & Maiden Name of Mother: Sarah Larez
        Name of Bride: CHABOTTE Mary
        Rank or Profession: House maid
        Spinster/Widowed/Divorced: S.
        Age: 20
        Religious Denomination: Catholic
        Usual Residence: Whitney
        Name & Surname of Father: Frank CHABOTTE
        Rank or Profession of Father: [blank]
        Name & Maiden Name of Mother: Mary Ann LAVALLIE
        When, where, how married: 14 Sept 1908
        at Whiney, Dist. of Nipissing
        License or Banns: by Licence
        Names & Addresses of Witnesses:
        1) Sarah Larez, Whitney
        2) Mary Parks, Whitney
        Date of Return: Sep 14, 1908
        Signature & address of person solemnizing Marriage: P. Michand, Whitney
        Remarks: [blank]

        Comment by Linda Windmoeller | October 11, 2015 | Reply

    • NOTE: birthplace of mother, Mary Chamineginish, is listed as French Quebec

      Comment by Linda Windmoeller | October 12, 2015 | Reply

  22. Hi,
    I am trying to find the origins on my fathers side, of the family name from my great grandmother Thelma harris,( its been said in the family, she has first nation connections, and that she has our family history searched through Curve lake first nation, but they will not release the information to me or my father( her grandchild, who she raised due to his passing away when he was 9). I have traced Thelma Harris’ father Charles Henry Harris B: June 22 1897 D: June 21, 1975 and was born on Manitoulin island, I know he was also a member of the L.O.L lodge 35 and the 93rd battalion in Guelph and served over seas in world war one. He married a woman named Violet Downer which ive also come across it spelt (Doner). I cant seem to find anything else beyond the information I just listed on Charles, and have been advised it may be because he joined the war and was striped of his aboriginal status? If anyone could help I would be greatly appreciative.

    Im also looking for information on the marios name as that is my fathers mothers maiden name, and her grandmothers family name Hannah( who ive been told we are Mohawk decedents through this name.

    Comment by Ashly Manitowaba-Macfarland | October 29, 2015 | Reply

  23. I am trying to find my Native Indian connections I have been told I have since I was a child. My relations on my maternal side were almost all from Quebec Canada.
    The surnames were: Sorrell, Sorel, LaPlante, Belanger, Raymond, LaFerrier , Caourette. This was the majority of my Moms’ family on her maternal side. On the paternal side it was predominately Desabrais, Youmell and Pomerville. Any help would be appreciated as I have met a dead end determining the Native Indian connections.TIA!

    Comment by Debbi Klingler | November 7, 2015 | Reply

    • I know of that name in South Dakota among Natives with trace of French descent. Check on Ancestry.com

      Comment by Lottie | November 8, 2015 | Reply

  24. Looking for Native Indian roots. Maternal side surnames: Sorrell, Sorel, LaPlante, LaFerrier, Belanger, Caourette. Any help would be appreciated!

    Comment by Debbi Klingler | November 7, 2015 | Reply

  25. Hi
    Trying to research my fathers native roots. We are part Mik’mak.
    Any information of either a Simon Shears, or a first or last name Simon or Shears? He was supposedly a Chief around mid-late 1800s. We think we came from Eel Ground or Big Hole Tract.
    Can’t seem to find any information at all.
    Thanks

    Comment by Star | November 27, 2015 | Reply

  26. Can someone please help me. My last name is LaPointe. Does anyone know about the Native American roots that are associated with it. My email is quileuteindian@gmail.com

    Comment by Valerie | January 16, 2016 | Reply

    • I am native and married into the LaPointe family from Greenwood South Dakota. My husband and I are both native Sioux, different tribes. We both have great grandfathers who are French and all we know is they may have come from Canada. They married native women and thus went into Native ancestry trees. There must a common link somewhere. One must now learn their history. I must add it is very interesting though. Sincerely, Charlotte Beauvais LaPointe

      Comment by Charlotte LaPointe | January 17, 2016 | Reply

      • Looking for information on Little Bear’s daughter Catherine as relating to Kahnawake Reserve near Montreal, Quebec about 1825-1850. Also the Spelling of Chaeux or Caillaux with Metis familes

        Comment by Carole Kio Davis | March 12, 2016 | Reply

    • The LaPointe surname is also found at the town of La Pointe on Madelaine Island, Bayfield County, Wisconsin. There is a native museum there, and a lovely, native cemetery.

      Comment by Linda Windmoeller | March 14, 2016 | Reply

  27. Serge Bouchard an anthropologist and radio animator on history in Quebec has many informations related to french, canayens (metis french and native) who intermarried with native from different tribes in the states, some of them among Dakotas, they were voyageurs, translators, explorers… He may give you some clues about these genealogies.

    Comment by de Montigny-Pelletier, Françoise | January 19, 2016 | Reply

  28. I started my research of my family tree in published Parishes. I started with my marriage, my father, grandfather, great grandfather and so on. I ended up with Martin Prevost in Quebec City. He married a native woman. After this at that time I did not know I could apply for a Metis card. I search the web and ended up on Metis of Ontario website. After looking at registration form and having all certified copy of all the marriages license, I submitted the form and rest is history.

    Comment by Denis Prevost | January 26, 2016 | Reply

    • kwe!
      AVEC QUEL ORGANISME REGROUPANT DES mÉTIS AVEZ-VOUS ÉTÉ EN CONTACT? J’ai les mêmes ancêtres que vous. J’ai mis plusieurs années à obtenir les vrais noms autochtones, anishnabe… My woman ancestor was known under a french name given by priests I suppose, Marie Olivier Sylvestre, my mother had the name of her mother, father and brother but it took time to get to my ancestor’s original name: OUCHISTAWISKWEOU ­ My cousin and I would be happy to talk about that with you! What do you mean by rest is history? Have you been accepted as a member? I an related to the Prévost or Provost by my mother’s mother whose father was Maxime Provost.
      O:NEN! YAME!

      Comment by de Montigny-Pelletier, Françoise | January 27, 2016 | Reply

  29. Looking for metis connection between Marguerite Rapidieux dit Lamer 1791 and Toussaint Brosseau 1789
    marrid in 1811 Pierrefonds, Ste-Genevieve.

    Comment by Micheline Castonguay | February 16, 2016 | Reply

  30. I was told my Fathers dad was some part Native Cherokee his name was Paul A. Therrien? any help would be appreciated

    Comment by Jacquie Therrien | March 21, 2016 | Reply

    • Cherokee, are from the Carolina’s, not Quebec.

      Therrien is definitely a French Canadian Name, but usually associated with the Iroquois, Cree or Algonquin Nations. I think you need to rethink your family history with relatives. Start with birth certificates, death certificates, marriage certificates and census’s.

      Comment by Ed (Tremblay) Chandler | March 24, 2016 | Reply

  31. Hi I am looking for french Canadian family of John Bautista Terrien , also goes by Jean B. Therrien, or Jaun B. Tarin. All have used the names had a son Frank Tarin from New Mexico. John traveled from Quebec Canada to Maine with his family as young boy . And later move out to Silver City New Mexico when he met Eulogia Torres and married and had Frank as well as numerous children . He served in Indian Wars1889 against Mexico and died in battle 1904. If you know on any info contact me. Lori H..

    Comment by Lori Hurst | April 15, 2016 | Reply

  32. I am looking for more information on the last name Bond from eastern Quebec, Gaspe. We definitely have indigenous roots but I’m having trouble finding info.

    Comment by Robyn | July 5, 2016 | Reply

  33. Hi I am looking for the Passmaquoddy and Maliseet connection to my Homan & Kehoe family. Any information would greatly be appreciated.

    Comment by Torra Brown | July 6, 2016 | Reply

    • I suggest you try the Tribal offices of the tribes involved. They may have records on your family. Do a google search of the Tribe’s offices to get a e-mail address!

      Comment by Ed Chandler | July 8, 2016 | Reply

    • KWE!
      you could contact chief Anne Archambault, Maliceet of Viger nation in Cacouna, she did a lot of genealogical researches for the Maliceets, she could have sources and contacts to share.
      https://vigermalecite.com
      1-888-399-2393
      the administrator for the members register is Georges-Émile Godin: georges.godin@malecites.ca

      Comment by de Montigny-Pelletier, Françoise | July 8, 2016 | Reply

  34. Hello, I’m so happy to find this! My question is about 5+ generations back, so it might be at a loss. I’m stuck at a David Greeno-Greene-Greenough (Sr). He was born around 1830 in Canada, but that date changes depending on census as well as death certificate. He married a Monica-Monique-Mina Lorette-Lovette. I think her parents were Manuel and Genevieve but I can’t confirm. Also born in Canada. Both migrated to Vermont (Rutland area) before age 20 and their ancestors are now around the USA. There are a few other people I’m challenged with, but I’ll start here. The reason I’m looking here is I found a little Native DNA and given family movements and lack of info… Thank you for any help!

    Comment by Joe Collins | July 19, 2016 | Reply

    • Hi Joe,

      Green/Greene is a well known American Indian Surname. Have you given any thought as to your relative being a Indian? Vermont is generally a Abanaki area, but other tribes frequented the area as well, especially the Iroquois Nations tribes. ie: Mohawk, Cayuga, Onondaga, Oneida, Tuscarora & Seneca. Just some fuel to be thinking about. The tribes did start to keep records after contact with the Europeans, but the records are difficult to decipher, unless you’re dealing with a Tribal records keeper.

      Sincerely,

      Ed Chandler
      Mohawk Metis Elder
      Blackstone, Massachusetts EChand5000@aol.com

      Comment by Ed Chandler | July 22, 2016 | Reply

      • Thank you Ed! I finally got the gusto to email a contact I was given at the Wabanaki Confederacy. That is step 1. We’ll see if it leads anywhere or not. Since it is so long ago, I am not too hopeful (and since our family had children super young every generation until me, the DNA is more diluted and the # of generations is higher than most).

        Warm Regards,
        Joe Collins
        San Francisco, CA (by way of Chicopee, MA)

        Comment by Joe Collins | October 24, 2016 | Reply

  35. Hello I am searching for family Joseph Alore Grenier and his wife Mary Lilian ( Geroux) Grenier known to have moved from Quebec Canada before 1902 and help would be great. thank you. I was told by my late father that his family were French Canadian Indian.

    Comment by Jerry grenier | September 2, 2016 | Reply

  36. Hi, i recently found my mothers biological father last year after she found her public school records that contained a different lastname and brought nack memories of a man before her stepfather. I emailed the reserve in parry sound that she remembered him from (wasausking first nation) and they called me back and explained to me that they had all my grandparents records- marriage ect and that my mom actually lived on reserve till about 6 when her parents split. No one knoes why as with most families it was kept secret. Turns out my grandmother was a full status indian like my grandfather and we were able to obtain record and status for my mother, myself and siblings. My mother is 46, making me 26 and i have done all the searching and countless hours of research.

    Now i am trying to find my fathers history as his parents were killed when he was 9 and his family kept a lot of secrets. It was always said his grandmother(thelma harris) on his fathers side was first nation. She married a non native wilmont macfarland then richard watson, so its been questioned if she lost status due to the time. I have the obituary for her father
    Charles henry harris B: june 22 1897 D: june 21 1975, that says he was born on manitoulin island, but i am having trouble finding any records for his parents or on his birth. I have also found out his mother(maiden name Marois) would have been a metis card holder is she was alive today has her sister and brothers have gained it but we are wanting to find out the rest of his history before we proceed. I also have tracked down connections to Tyendinaga Mohawk Territory threw her GGG grandmother meheley Francis johnson B:1829 D: oct 28 1911. Also her realitives are hains? Been told they have native connections as well. if anyone has any info on these surnames id be greatful and so would my family.

    Comment by Ashly manitowaba | September 7, 2016 | Reply

  37. I read somewhere that the first man to marry a first nation woman in the region of la Beauce was named Quirion. I can’t remember where I read this. Can someone help?

    Comment by Juliette Hachey (nee Quirion) | October 15, 2016 | Reply

  38. I am presently looking into my grand father family history we have been told we have some aboriginal roots and I cannot find the post I seen on google from someone on here!! I’m searching for information on the Lajeunesse family history ( my great grand mother IS Annette Lajeunesse she is part of adelard Lajeunesse family please who ever you are reply back

    Comment by Melanie | November 13, 2016 | Reply

  39. Looking for Southwestern Ontario native connections,,,family surnames Watson,,,,Clink,,,,,Toole,,,,I found a picture of a little native girl Kate Clink,,,,
    ,Dudley Georges family may be related to me because his brothers name is Pierre” Neil Watson” George.

    Having done extensive Watson research in Southwestern Ontario particularaly Lambton where the Georges are from I’ve found that altho there were a few other Watson families only our branch (descended from James Watson and Mary McVicar) used the first name’ Neil.’
    People didn’t use ‘baby name books’ in those days and after awhile you can recognize your particular line of a surname because of the first names that are repeatedly handed down,,,,,,for example,,,,,,my brother was Neil Watson,,,,,my grandfather,,,,,,my great grand uncle and my great great granduncle was Neil McVicar brother to Mary who married James Watson.

    Thankyou for taking the time to read this,,,,,,,,I suppose I don’t have to apologize for my ‘yearning wordiness’ here on this site because we are all searching and hoping for that connection.

    Comment by Maggie Mysie Watson Stern-Mcjannet | December 7, 2016 | Reply


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