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Index: First Nations and Metis Surname Lists


This is an index to posts where I list the surnames of indigeneous and Metis peoples from across Canada. Most of the surnames on these first three lists are from Canadian marriage records and census documents from the late 19th to the mid 20th century.



Index: Indigenous, Metis & Mixed-Heritage Surname Anchor Posts  NEW!


List of Metis Surnames of Ontario


List of Iroquois Confederacy Surnames


List of Wabanaki Confederacy Surnames of Eastern Canada





Related Posts – Modern Surnames

Six Nations: Akwesasne, Kahnawake, Kanehsatake, Ohsweken, Tyendinaga, Wahta 



Related Posts – Census Indexes 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



Core Index: First Peoples




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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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