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First Nations, French Canadians & Acadians

Index: First Nations Surname Lists | Canada


If you are trying to determine which surnames have been used by First Nations, Inuit and Metis individuals in Canada, then there are several steadily growing resources that may interest you on this site.


Surnames I’ve come across

in census, marriage records or other reputable sources – 


Iroquois Confederacy

List of Metis Surnames of Ontario

Six Nations – Modern

Wabanaki Confederacy



Surnames in census records organized by Nation – 


Abenaki (Eastern)

Algonquin (Eastern CDN)

Cree, Cri

Innu Montagnais

Iroquois Confederacy

Maliseet Malecite, Wolastoqiyik

Mi’kmaq Mi’gmaq (Micmac, Mi’gmaw)

Ojibway Ojibwe, Chippewa, Saulteaux

Sioux, Dakota Lakota, Stoney, Assiniboine



Surnames and their variations in marriage records – 

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




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  1. My relatives Catherine Chrysler is metis. Catherine and brothers have distinct native color , Catherine daughter has native features but her son does not.. Catherine mom Margaret Best married Gardner Chrysler. Gardner parents Mathieu Chrysler and Catherine . Margeret parents irwin best , Ada traux. Irwin lived in maine married ada in maine then moved back to quebec. The Chrysler first lived in renesseler ny, then fought with natives moved to eastern townships. How to find couple native and settler…


    Comment by Barb Derick | September 3, 2019 | Reply

  2. Antoine Auge Auze Auger..Grouard Ab.muskogon..


    Comment by Marielin Chonkolay | February 10, 2020 | Reply

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