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List of Wabanaki Confederacy Surnames (New Brunswick, Nova Scotia, PEI, Quebec)

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Introduction

This is a growing list of surnames carried by members of thenations connected to the Wabanaki Confederacy.  I’ve extracted the names from my transcripts of Canadian census and marriage records. The Wabanaki Confederacy includes the following peoples:

  • the Maliseet of New Brunswick and Quebec
  • the Mi’kmaq of New Brunswick, Nova Scotia and Prince Edward Island, and finally
  • the Abenaki of Quebec

The American Passamaquoddy and Penobscot are also Wabanaki peoples but they are not included unless they happened to appear in Canadian census or marriage records.


 


HOW TO USE


 

The surnames in orange below appear on my site in my Marriage Index  and/or Canadian Census Extracts.  The indexes contain both traditional and westernized surnames, but the list below focuses on the names most commonly found in the 19th century Western records.   You can search for these orange surnames my Marriage Index  and/or Canadian Census Extracts or you can use the Search Box in the right sidebar.

The surnames in purple also appear on my site, however each also has its own surname mini-index which you can reach by clicking on the name.

Important note:  Over 90% of the marriages in the index involve one or more partners who are Metis, mixed-heritage or First Nations, however about 10% include one or more partners with at least one parent or grandparent who is Metis, mixed-heritage or First Nations. Therefore, a marriage from your family tree may appear in the indexes, but only be loosely related to First Nations people. Inclusion of a surname on this list, does not necessarily mean that you have an indigenous ancestor   🙂

 

 

RELATED  INDEXES

Index: The Abenaki in Canadian Census Records

Index: The Maliseet in Canadian Census Records

Index: The Mi’kmaq in Canadian Census Records

 

 


Notes about Wabanaki Surnames


The Maliseet and Mi’kmaq of Eastern Canada have much shared history and partially overlapping territories in New Brunswick.

As a result, many of these surnames are shared by multiple Wabanaki nations, albeit in slightly different forms. In addition to this, there are often variations in the spelling, from region to region or even across one individual’s life from one census form to another and in their vital records.

In addition, some of the indigenous surnames originated with the Wabanaki but have evolved over time. Other non-indigenous surnames  have been acquired by the Wabanaki through inter-marriage or through the Westernization of existing indigenous surnames.

 

 


A


 

Abraham / Abram 

Acquin  /  Ackuin  /  Aquin

Agnes  –  Alex / Alexander  –  Alexis

Allan  –  Alumkassek  –  Andre –  Anderson

 Annance   –  Arsenault   – Athanase  / Tenasse

Antoine  –  Atwin  –  Aubin

Augustine

 

 


B


 

Baptiste  / Batiste

Barnaby  –  Barriau  –  Barry

Bartibog(ue)  –  Bartlett  –  Basque

Bastien  –  Bear / Albert  –  Beauchamp

Beeler –   Bellerose  –  Benedict  –  Benson

Bergeron  –  Bernard  –  Berry   –   Bigear  – Blais

Booker  –  Borrow  – Bourque  –  Bradley

Brearford  –  Brillere / Briere –  Brooks

Brown   –  Burnaw

 

 


C


 

Campbell

Caplin  –  Carriere  –  Charles

Capino  –  Catpat  –  Christmas

Clare / Clair  –  Clement  –  Cloud / Claude

Cogo  –  Condo  –  Cook  –  Copage

Cope  –  Copeland  – Cremeau  / Cremo  

Crimmond

 


D


 

De Gonzague /  Degonzague / Gonzague

Dapo  –   Dedam  –  Delewie / Dewey

Denis  –  Desbian  –  Desbrow  

Descoteaux  –  Dauphinais

Delagrave –  Desilais  –  Deveau

Doctor  –  Doherty   –  Dominic / Dominique

Dostie  –  Doucet /  Doucey / Dousay

Doyle   –  Duffy

Duncan

 

 


E


 

Ellis /  Ellice

Emmet  –  Enahomeh

Ennis

 

 


F


 

Ferguson  

Francis May 2021  –   Francois May 2021

Fraser  –   Freeman

 

 


G


 

Gabriel   –  Gedeon

Germain  –  Gill  –  Ginnish

Glaude  /  Glode  / Gload  / Glade

Godin  –  Gonyea  –   Googoo   –  Gool

Gorman  –  Gould   –  Groslouis

Graham  –  Gray

 

 


H


 

Hamilton

Hammond   –  Hannis  –  Hardison  

Hasinis  –  Harel  –  Hastley   – Hatty

Hill  –  Homan – Howe  – Hurney

Hush

 

 


I


 

Ilios

Innis / Ennis   –  Inawolet

Insadaquis  /  Insadoquis

Isaac – Isidore

 


J


 

Jacques  –  Jades  –  Jaddon 

Jarvis  –  Jerard / (Gerard?)

Jeremy   –  Jerome  –  Joachim   –  Joe

Johnson  –  Johnstone  –  Jones

Joseph  –  Joudry

Julian

 

 


K


 

Kane

Kennedy   –  Knishis

Knockdown  / Nocoutre

 

 


L


 

Labaube / Labove

Labillois  –  Labrador  –  Lafford

  Laforge  –  Lagace   –  Lagrave – Lamquin

Laperriere  –  Laport(e) –  Laroach  –  Laroque  

Larry  –  Launiere  –  Laurent  –  Lavigne

Leamis  –   Leblanc  –  Lefebvre  –  Levi

Levine  –   Lewis   –  Lightizer  – Lockwood  

Lola / Lolar  –  Louis  –  Louisote  

Lucobie / Lacobie

 

 


M


 

MacIsaac

Maloney   –  Marble –  Marchand  

Marshall  –  Martin  –  Masta  – Mather  

Matthew  –  Maurice – McCann –  McDonald

McEwan  –  McGregor  –  McKenzie

McLark   –  McLean  –  McLeod  –  Meagher

Metallic  –  Methot   –  Muise  – Michael

Michel  –  Miller  – Mitchell  – Moise / Moses

  Moffat  – Molley  –  Moore  –  Moose   –  Morris /  Morse

Morrison  – Moulton   – Msadoquis

 

 


N


 

Nagozoa / Nagajoa

Naphi / Navi  – Napier    – Nash

Naven    –  Neales   –  Nepton

Nevin  –  Noel  –  Newel   –  Nibby

 Nicholas / Nickles  / Nichols  – Niven

 Nolet / Nolette / Wawanolett

 

 


O


 

Obomsawin

Ouimet(te) / Wilmet

 


P


 

Panadis 

Pakigan –  Paquet  –  Paul / Peter Paul

Pelley  –  Pelkey  –  Pennall  –  Penny

Perley  –  Perrault  –  Peter  –   Philippe 

Pictou  –  Pierre  –  Plante   –  Poltais

Pominville  –  Portneuf  –  Prisk  –  Polchies / Paulsis

Poulette / Pulet(te) / Pullot / Paullet

Prospere

 

 


Q


 

Quash  –  Quatrepattes

 

 


R


 

Rainville

Regis  –   Reimuller   –  Renous

Richard  – Reynolds  –  Ritchie  – Robert

Robinson

 

 


S


 

Sabattis / Sabadis / Sebat(t)is / Shebatis  / Labat(t)is

Sadoques  / Sadoquis / Soderquis

Sanepass   –  Sack  /  Sock  –  Sacobie

Safries / Safried  –  Saloon  –  Sappier / Lappier

Sapien  –  Sark     –  Saulis  / Solis / Saulas 

Sayers  –  Sewell   –  Sharp  –  Sillaboy

Simon  /  Simmon  –  Smith  –   Safries

Scotchman – Snake  –  Sockbasin

Solar  / Lolar   –  Solomon  – Pominville

 Soupier / Supere –  St. Aubin  –  Stevens / Stephens

Swanson  –  Syers  –  Symond

 

 


T


 

Tahamont  –  Tenass   

Thomas / Tomer – Thom  /  Tom  

Tonbarge –  Toney  –  Tremblay  –  Tuplin

Tynan

 

 


V


 

Vilandre

Vincent –  Vicaire

 

 


W


 

Ward  

Wadso / Watso   –  Walker 

Whitely  –  Wianabe  –  Williams  

Wilmot  –  Wiouche 

Wiseman

 

 


Y


 

Young / Yong

 

 


Z


 

Zink

 


 

 

Related Posts

Index: First Peoples Genealogy and History

Index: Native/First Peoples/Metis Surnames | Marriage Extracts

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

Index: The Abenaki in Canadian Census Records

Index: The Maliseet in Canadian Census Records

Index: The Mi’kmaq in Canadian Census Records

 

 

 

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