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Giroux | Metis, Algonquin, Iroquois (?), 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 personal research throughout the years and is in no way complete!


  • Surname lists: Surname Anchor PostsMetis (ON)
  • Regions:  Ontario, Quebec, Territories
  • Ethnicity:  Metis, Algonquin, Iroquois (?), Cree
  • Associated surnames:  Auger, Beneen, Berger/Burgie, Bonneau, Boucher, Boyer, Campion, Courteoreille, Dauphinais, Dion, Emond, Gladu, Fletcher, Hamelin, John, Jollifeu, Kiseynick, Laforge, Lalonde,  Lemay, Lesperance, L’Hirondelle, Maskinek, Mijigakwan, Morin, Munchoos, No Hat, Obiston, Okimaw, Panotch, Petit, Poulin, Precourt, Shaw, Short, St. Onge / Letard, Sullivan, Surprenant, Vallee, Wassegijik.
  • Misc.:
  • 1. (excerpt)   Pierre Giroux  “the grantee of Park lot No. 4, Tiny Reserve, in 1834. He was one of Adjutant Keating’s party in the capture of the American schooner near Drummond Island. He was severely frozen while on his way from Giant’s Tomb Island and suffered amputation of both bands and feet. Some of his descendants are living in Tiny.”  [Source: Drummond Island Voyageurs, Ontario Historical Society]   
  • 2. A recognized line of Ontario Metis descends from Pierre Giroux and Marie Madeleine Louise St. Onge dit Letard through their offspring: Francis Giroux (m. Harriet Bamanakinang & Celeste Lemay), Jacques Giroux (m. Delphine Vallee & Therese Wassegijik), Jean Baptiste Giroux  (m. Adelaide Precourt), Adelaide Giroux (m. John Fletcher), Catherine Giroux (m. Michel Boucher), Elizabeth Giroux (m. Francis Boucher). These Girouxs were settled in Penetanguishene in the Georgian Bay region.
  • 3. This Pierre Giroux was a signatory to the Penetanguishene Metis Petition of 1840, a historic moment in which the Metis declared themselves to be a distinct group of people and claimed rights based on that as well as the fact that they had proven their loyalty as part of the Militia [Source: Louis Riel Institute, Lawrence Barkwell]



Edmonton | Townships 71 (1911)

The Territories  |  Athabaska A-4  (1901) 

Unorganized Territories  |  Mackenzie D-4  (1901)


Algoma  |  Thessalon town D(1)-1  (1901) Gerou 

Fort William and Rainy River | Indian Reserves (1921)Jeroux    Mar 2022

Nipissing  |  Moose Factory  (1901)

Muskoka &  Parry Sound  | Wallbridge & Brown (1901) Gereux


Laprairie & Napierville  |  Sault St. Louis  (1911)

Note: I’ve been unable to connect these “Iroquois” Girouxs to an indigenous family but they are enumerated as such so I leave this mystery here. Please also see links below to “Caughnawaga troubles…” and “Expulsion of Whites …” below.


Unorganized Territories  |  Athabaska  (1901) 

Unorganized Territories  |  Mackenzie D-4  (1901) 


ASAI    [CDN Marriage Extracts] [AB]

BENA   [CDN Marriage Extracts] [ON]

BLAN   [CDN Marriage Extracts] [ON]   Upd. Apr 2022

D …   [CDN Marriage Extracts] [QC]

DOKIS   [CDN Marriage Extracts] [AB]

E  …   [CDN Marriage Extracts] [ON]

F  ….   [CDN Marriage Extracts]  [Western Canada Metis Scrip]   Upd. Apr 2022 

GIRO   [CDN Marriage Extracts]  [AB-ON]   Upd. Apr 2022

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

LESO   [CDN Marriage Extracts]  [AB]

MARB    [CDN Marriage Extracts]  [AB]

MCCU   [CDN Marriage Extracts]  [AB]

MOBE   [CDN Marriage Extracts  [Western Canada Metis Scrip]

NICH   [CDN Marriage Extracts]  [AB]

O …    [CDN Marriage Extracts][AB]

PIGE   [CDN Marriage Extracts]  [QC]

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

SNOW   [CDN Marriage Extracts] [AB]   Upd. Apr 2022



Main Index: Canadian Census Extracts by Region & by Nation

Index: Canadian Marriage Extracts in Alphabetical Order


The Caughnawaga Troubles (1878) | Surnames:  …  Giroux … Duranceau

Expulsion Of The Whites From The Indian Reserve (1878) | Surnames: Dawes, Giroux …

French-Canadian Pioneers: The Giroux of Quebec


Giroux, Patrick, Saddleback, Rose , Swan River Reserve, History of Lesser Slave Lake Res.  [Uni. of Regina]

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