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First Nations, French Canadians & Acadians

AB | Edmonton East | Blackfoot, Chipewyan, Cree (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 some exception, you can usually click on each surname to reach the records for just that surname. Alternatively you can scroll down to External Linksfor 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: Alberta, Edmonton East, City of Edmonton (1921)

Includes: Saddle Lake, Whitefish Lake, Beaver Lake, Heart Lake

[Blackfoot, Chipewyan, Cree] Continue reading

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The Mourants | Pioneers of Caraquet

Index: Pioneer Families of Caraquet

These micro posts present the first generation of each of the families that established different surnames found in Caraquet, New Brunswick. Most of the information is drawn from Fidele Theriault’s genealogical dictionary “Les Familles de Caraquet”. His book is in French and offers a lot more information including family trees of the first generations (with precise dates)  and in many cases explanations of how the first pioneers arrived in Caraquet and other fascinating anecdotes. If you don’t have access to the book you can contact me for extra information by leaving a comment underneath this post.

John William Mourant married Jane Isabella Battam (daughter of John Battam and Elisabeth LeMontais in St. Helier (Jersey, Channel Islands).

The couple had the following children:

  • John Andre (m. Charlotte Hache) and then (m. Sophie Cormier),
  • Philippe Thomas (m. Elisabeth Cormier, daughter of Pierre Cormier and Marie Landry) and then (m. Rose-Anne Albert, daughter of Gedeon Albert and Anastasie Parise) and finally (m. Eugenie L’Hillier),
  • Jacques Georges,
  • Elisa Jane (m. Evanhoe Beaulieu, son of Jean-Baptiste Beaulieu and Marcelline Luce), Charles William,
  • Thomas-Alfred,
  • Francis Alfred (m. Elisabeth Theriault, daughter of Joseph Theriault and Francoise Dugas),
  • Pierre Henri (m. Dina Theriault, daughter of Joseph Theriault and Francoise Dugas),
  • Joseph Ernest Arthur (m. Emelia Cyr, daughter of Jacques Cyr and Marianne Allain),
  • Marie-Louise,
  • Maria Louisa, (m. Honorius Le Guerrier, son of Adrien LeGuerrier and Elise Charbonneau).

Note: Les Familles de Caraquet has the following Mourant family pictures:  [Philippe Mourant, pg.247],   [John Mourant (1845-1921), and his wife Jane Battam, pg.369]

Related Posts

Index: Pioneer Families of Caraquet

Index: New Brunswick Pioneers

Main Index: New Brunswick Genealogy and History

Core Index: Acadian & French-Canadian Genealogy and History

External Links

Mourants in the 1901 Census – Gloucester 

NB Vital Records – Mourants in Gloucester 

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