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First Nations, French Canadians & Acadians

Nipissing I.R. | Ojibway (1911)

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


This is part of a larger project to locate surnames carried by Natives, First Peoples and Metis in Eastern Canada. In this series of posts, I list surnames carried by Aboriginal (or part Aboriginal) individuals in the 1901 and 1911 census for the eastern provinces of Canada. Note: There are regular updates including external links (e.g. maps, encyclopedia) and added information (e.g. specific tribal affiliations). The companion series – Native/First Peoples/Metis Surnames of Eastern Canada – Marriage Records contains many of the same surnames as well as others.


1. To reach the original census records for the district named below, you can click on the External Links at the bottom of the post.

2. You can also click on many of the individual surnames to reach that listing in one of the census records (usually 1901 or 1911).

3. Surnames highlighted in orange also appear in the Marriage Records (although often spelled differently). 


Census Data:

Enumeration district: Ontario, Nipissing, Indian Reserve (1911)

Includes French River, Temagami, Nipissing, Dokes



Anishnabe  –  Ashawaja


Beaucage  –  Belaney

Caitin  –  Canbin
Cantin  –  Cawpemahina  –  Chaguassy
Chagueki  –  Chalz  –  Cochai


Dokis  –  Friday


Gabusho  –  Geegie  –  Ghalgeshiic
Goulaischeck  – Goulais  –  Grandlois
Grandlouis  –  Grandouis


Hessabie  –  Kukush


Labatte  –  Laraviere
Laronde  –  Legie  –  Leguna
Lemire  –  Lorenzo


Massinger  –  Mathias
McKenzie  –  McQuabbie  –  Melejeniin



Namesse  –  Newgam



Ojik  –  Oochai or Cochai


Pashegeshic  –  Paul
Peishawles  –  Penace  –  Penase
Petraud  –  Petrault



Restoule  –  Roche


Sandscheck  –  Sands
Shabgeshic  –  Shabheshic  – Shalgeshic



Tennesso  –  Turner




Related Posts

Index: Ontario Census Extracts

Index: The Ojibwe, Ojibway, Chippewa & Saulteaux in Canadian Census Records

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

Core Index: First Peoples Genealogy and History


External Links

Enumeration district: Ontario, Nipissing, Indian Reserve (1911)


Nipissing First Nation

Nipissing First Nation – Wikipedia

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  1. thank you for this information…I have a relative that shows up as nip res family 220 in Field 1891 census do you think there is a link to native ancestry…


    Comment by Rolly | June 8, 2018 | Reply

    • Hard to say, Rolly.
      I take it they don’t show up in the 1901 census where you can check tribal affiliation or ethnicity?


      Comment by Evelyn Yvonne Theriault | June 8, 2018 | Reply

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