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Anderson | Cree, Metis, Mohawk, Saulteaux, Tuscorara, Mixed heritage/English, Mixed heritage/Scottish | 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 personal research throughout the years and is by no means complete!


  • Surname lists: Surname Anchor Posts,  IroquoisMetis (ON)
  • Regions: Alberta, Manitoba, NFLD & Labrador, Ontario, Saskatchewan
  • Ethnicity: Cree, Metis, Mohawk, Saulteaux, Tuscorara, Mixed heritage: English, Scottish
  • Associated surnames: Alexcee, Amyot, Asham, Atkinson, Auger, Badger, Ballendine / Rocheblanc, Barnabe, Beaudry, Birston, Breland / Berland, Burnham, Brass, Capot, Cook, Corrigal, Crane, Daniels, Demit / Dennet, de Moran / Demoran, De Muy, Desmarais, Ducharme, de Moran / Demoran, de Muy, Desmarais, Dohl, Dominic, Ducharme, Dumont, Erasmus, Favel, Gill, Halcrow / Halcro, Hill,  Hourie, House / Howse, Isbister, Johnson, Kipp, Lachlin, Laliberte, Landre / Landry (?), Longboat, McKay, Miller, Monture / Montour, Moore, Mousseau, Mt. Pleasant, Norquay, Park, Paquin, Pocha, Prudent, Racette, Rupert, Sanderson, Sandison, Saunders, Sesikwan, Setter, Sinclair, Small Face, Smith, Solomon, Swain, Tait / Tate, Thomas, Truthwaite, Venn / Venne, Wag-A-Dach, Whetung, Whitford / Whiteford, York, Young.
  • Misc.:
  • 1. The Tuscarora (Ontario) Anderson surname was introduced by 19th century Irish settlers George and Mary Anderson.
  • 2. An early western Metis couple were Thomas Anderson (son of Thomas Anderson and Catherine Landry) and Elizabeth Desmarais. They had a son – Henry Anderson who married Fanny Pocha / Paquin (daughter of Joseph Paquin and Marie Lapointe) and that couple had 6 children. The Andersons were among 13 families who settled in Portage as members of Reverend William Cockran’s newly formed St. Mary’s congregation [Source: Thomas Anderson, Louis Riel Institute].
  • 2.  The Red River Andersons descend from two couples: a)  James Anderson (Scottish, Orkney Islands) and his Metis wife Elizabeth Isbister through their married offspring:  Alexander Anderson (m. Matilda Thomas), Caroline Anderson (m. William Monkman), Christina Ross Anderson (m. John Alfred Flett), John Isbister Anderson (m. Eleanor Thomas), Mary Pruden Anderson (m. James Bruce).   b)   Anthony John Anderson and and his second wife Caroline Sayer through their married offspring: Alexander Martin Anderson (m. Mary Park) and Frederick Anderson (m. Ann Unknown surname).
  • 3. The  1885 North-West Resistance by the Metis and the Cree, Kainai, Piikani, Saulteaux and Siksika peoples took place against a backdrop of starvation, broken treaties and encroachment by new settlers in Saskatchewan and Alberta. The resistance fighters eventually lost and Canada’s federal government asserted its control over the area.  Anderson Metis involved in the 1885 Resistance included:  Betsy Anderson (m. Arthur Amyotte), Caleb Anderson, Charles Anderson, Eliza Anderson (m. Andrew Tate) and Nancy Sophie Anderson (m. Napoleon Boyer)  [Source: Veterans and Families of the 1885  Northwest Resistance, Lawrence Barkwell, Louis Riel Institute].



Edmonton |  Edmonton East  (1921)

Edmonton West  |  Indian Reserve  (1921)

The Territories  |  Lac Sainte-Anne   (1901)

The Territories  |  Logan    (1901)

The Territories  |  Macleod     (1901)

The Territories  |  Pakan    (1901)

Victoria  |  Townships 59   (1911)


Yale & Caribou  |  Yale West   (1901)

Yale-Caribou  |  Kamloops Indian Agency  (1911) 


Macdonald  |  Westbourne   (1901)

Selkirk  |  Berens River Agency   (1901)

Selkirk  | St. Andrews L-3  (1901) 

Selkirk  |  St. Andrews L-4 (1901)

Selkirk  |  St. Andrews L-7 (1901)

Selkirk  |  St. Laurent  (1901)

Selkirk  |  St. Clements  (1901)

Selkirk | Fisher River I. R.  (1911)

The Territories  |  Assiniboia E.  |  Touchwood  (1901)


Algoma  |  Unorg. Territory  M(3)-2 (1901)

Algoma  |   Wookwamakang (1881)

Algoma East  |  Indian Reserve (1921)   Apr 2022

Brant  |  Tuscarora 12  (1852)

Brant  |  Tuscarora E2    (1901)

Brant  |  Tuscarora (26) (1911)

Brant  |  Tuscarora 36   (1921)

Brant  |  Tuscarora 37   (1921)

Brant South  |  Tuscarora (1881)   Feb 2022

Middlesex West  |  Caradoc  (1881)   Feb 2022

Nipissing  |  Moose Factory    (1901)

Northumberland West  |  Alnwick  (1881)   Feb 2022

Ontario North  |  Indian Reserve  (1921)   Mar 2022

Ontario North  |  Rama (Township) (1921)   Mar 2022

Peterborough East  |  Otonabee  (1881)


Battleford |  Townships [215-32] (1921)   Aug 2022

Humboldt District  |  Gordon, Muskow-ekwum I. R.   (1906)

Humboldt   |  Indian Reserve  (1911)  

Prince Albert  |  Duck Lake I.R.  (1911)

Saskaskatchewan District  |  Subdistrict 42A   (1906)

The Territories |  Carlton     (1901)

The Territories |  Duck Lake Agency    (1901)

The Territories |  Egg Lake   (1901)

The Territories |  Grand Rapids    (1901)

The Territories |  Prince Albert East   (1901)

The Territories |  Prince Albert West   (1901)

The Territories |  St. Catherine  (1901)

The Territories |  Sturgeon Lake   (1901)

SK | Saltcoats Melville (Town) Sanitorium, Files Hills Agency  (1921)   Aug 2022


Unorganized Territories  |  Athabaska A-1  (1901)

Unorganized Territories  |  Athabaska a-4  (1901) 

Unorganized Territories  |  Athabaska A-8  (1901)

Unorganized Territories  |  Keewatin C-1  (1901) 

Unorganized Territories |   Keewatin c-2  (1901) 

Unorganized Territories  |  Keewatin C-6  (1901) 

Unorganized Territories  |  Keewatin C-6  (1901) 

Unorganized  Territories  |  Mackenzie D-4  (1901)


AION  [CDN Marriage Extracts]  [SK]   Upd. May 2022

ANAH   [CDN Marriage Extracts]   [AB-MB-NFLD&LBRD-ON-QC-Western Canada Scrip]

B …    [CDN Marriage Extracts]  [MB]

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

JACQ   [CDN Marriage Extracts]  [ON]

L  …  [CDN Marriage Extracts]  [MB-Western Canada Metis Scrip]

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

LESO   [CDN Marriage Extracts]  [AB]

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

MOBE   [CDN Marriage Extracts [ON]

OKAN   [CDN Marriage Extracts]  [MB]

P  …   [CDN Marriage Extracts]   [MB]

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

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

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

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

SNOW [CDN Marriage Extracts]  Apr 2022

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

THAN   [CDN Marriage Extracts]  [MB-Western Canada Metis Scrip]

WHE-Z   [CDN Marriage Extracts]  [Western Canada Metis Scrip]



Main Index: Canadian Census Extracts by Region & by Nation

Index: Canadian Marriage Extracts in Alphabetical Order


Surnames: Anderson … Locations: Manitoba, Ontario  newly indexed

Six Nations Modern Surnames


Anderson, Henry [Gabriel Dumont Institute]

North-West Resistance [The Canadian Encyclopedia]

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