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Calder | Metis, Mixed heritage: Cree | Surname Anchor Post

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

Each of these posts is dedicated to one surname that is carried by someone connected to indigenous, Metis or mixed-heritage people in Canada.  Please be aware that it’s a synthesis of the information I’ve collected in my own research throughout the years and so it remains a work-in-progress!


  • Surname lists: Surname Anchor PostsMetis (ON)
  • Regions:  Alberta, British Columbia, Manitoba, Ontario, Saskatchewan, Western Canada
  • Ethnicity: Metis, Mixed-heritage: Scottish, Cree
  • Associated surnames:  Alexander, Allan, Ballendine, Begg, Bird, Bourget, Bousquet, Briere / Brueyere, Budd, Chastellaine, Cummings, Daniel / Daniels (Upd. 2023), Dennet, Falster, Fidler, Flett, Foulds, Gibson, Hamelin, Harley, Hewitt, Hickerson, Hill, Hourie, Howse / House, Humphrey, Jourdain, Kenswatch, L’Hirondelle, Loutit, Lucier, Lyons, Martin, Matheson / Mathieson, McDonald, Mertons, Morrisseau, Parker, Penco, Perreault, Petit Coteau, Piche, Pollard, Pommereau / Pamereau, Robinson, Sinclair, Smith, Sutherland, Thomas, Vanasse / Anass, Woods.
  • Misc.:
  • 1. A Metis line of Calders descends from from Scotsman Marcus Calder and a Cree woman named Margaret of Moose Factory. One Ontario line descends from James Calder and Maria Gibson through their children:  Robert Calder (m. Marie Jourdain), William Calder (m. Nancy L. Loutit), Margaret Calder (m. William C. Mcdonald), Maria Calder (m. Alexandre Bruyere), Mary Jane Calder (m. George Constantine Allan).
  • 2.  Fur trader William Calder (mentioned above) and Nancy Loutit (daughter of Lowe Loutit & Jane McDougall) met at Fort Alexandria. When about 20 years of age Nancy Loutit went to Fort Alexandria where she met a young fur trader, William Calder, and was married to him.   “Travelling to Fort Garry by way of the old Dawson stage coach trail to the Northwest Angle and by canoe up Rainy River, the young fur trader, his wife and infant son arrived in Fort Frances in 1871. ”   [Source: Calder, William, by Lawrence Barkwell, Louis Riel Institute].  William Calder and Nancy Loutit had the following married offspring: Anne Harriet (m. Frederick Joseph Mertens), Edward Alexander Calder (m. Nancy Smith), Emily Katherine Jane Calder (m. Walter James Howard McKelvie), George Valentine Calder (m. Isabella Jane Woods), Isabella Calder (m. Thomas Garfield Harley), Jessie Calder (m. Melvin Thomas Hickerson), Peter Calder (m. Marie Collins), William Robert Stuart Calder (m. Christina Morrisseau).
  • 3. Another Metis lineage descends from a James Calder and his Metis wife Nancy Lindsay. Their married offspring included: Ann Calder (m. Samuel Foulds), Elizabeth Calder (m. James Sutherland and Cuthbert Cummings Jr., George Calder (m. Charlotte Lyons), John Calder (m. Mary McKay), Peter Calder (m. Margaret Cassino, Louise Gadbois / Bousquet and Isabelle Lussier / Lucier).
  • 4. George Calder (see above) and his wife Charlotte Lyons (daughter of John Lyons and Margaret Kipling) had the following married offspring: Albert Calder (m. Jane Elizabeth Hourie, Sarah Chastellaine), Annie Calder (m. John Daniel, Philip White, John George Begg), Mathilda Alice Calder (m. Henry Thomas Fidler), Mary Ellen Calder (m. George Hourie), Thomas Calder (m. Maria Anne Folster).
  • 4. Another early Calder Metis couple (which eventually settled in Washington) descends from Horatio Calder (son of John Calder & Metis woman Sarah Humphrey) and his wife Nancy Budd.



Edmonton West |  Indian Reserve  (1921)

Strathcona  |  Hobbema I.R.,  Bobtail  I.R.(1911)

The Territories  |  Edmonton Agency  (1901)

The Territories  |  Edmonton West  (1901)

The Territories  |  Lac Sainte-Anne  (1901)

The Territories  |  Saddle Lake  (1901)

The Territories  |  Saddle Lake, Whitefish Lake  (1901)

The Territories  |  St. Albert   (1901)

Calders in Strathcona  |  Edmonton (Hobbema)  (1921)


Comox-Atlin  |  Atlin 48  (1911)

Calders in New Westminster |  Coast of Mainland (1881)

Calders in Skeena  |  Naas River Agency (Aiyansh)  (1921) 

Calders in Skeena  |  Queen Charlotte Indian Agency (1921)  


Selkirk  |  St. Andrew’s L-6  (1901) 


Algoma  | McIrvine  (1901)

Thunder Bay and Rainy River  |  Calders in McIrvine  (1911)


The Territories  |  Prince Albert West  (1901)


AION   [CDN Marriage Extracts]  [ON]

B …    [CDN Marriage Extracts]  [Western Canada Metis Scrip]

BAST    [CDN Marriage Extracts]  [MB]

BENA   [CDN Marriage Extracts]  [Western Canada Metis Scrip]

BLAN   [CDN Marriage Extracts] [ON]

BRAS   [CDN Marriage Extracts]   [ON]

C …    [CDN Marriage Extracts]  [BC-MB-ON-Western Canada Metis Scrip]

COON   [CDN Marriage Extracts]  [Western Canada Metis Scrip]

D  …. [CDN Marriage Extracts]   Feb 2023

DELM    [CDN Marriage Extracts]  [Western Canada Metis Scrip|

F  ….    [CDN Marriage Extracts]  [Western Canada Metis Scrip]

H …  [CDN Marriage Extracts]  [Western Canada Metis Scrip]

HERY   [CDN Marriage Extracts]  [MB-ON-Western Canada Metis Scrip]

MARB   [CDN Marriage Extracts]  [ON]

MEGA   [CDN Marriage Extracts]   [ON]

MCCU   [CDN Marriage Extracts]  [ON-Western Canada Metis Scrip]

P  …    [CDN Marriage Extracts]   [Western Canada Metis Scrip]

PETE    [CDN Marriage Extracts]  [Western Canada Metis Scrip] 

PIGE   [CDN Marriage Extracts]  [BC]

SNOW   [CDN Marriage Extracts]  [Western Canada Metis Scrip]

V  …   [CDN Marriage Extracts]  [AB-Western Canada Metis Scrip]



Main Index: Canadian Census Extracts by Region & by Nation

Index: Canadian Marriage Extracts in Alphabetical Order

November 17, 2020 - Posted by | . | , , ,

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