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Colin, Collin | Chipewyan, Cree, Ojibway, Slavey Mixed-heritage: Cree. Ojibway, French | Surname Anchor Posts

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 PostsMetis (ON)
  • Ethnicity: Chipewyan, Cree, Ojibway, Slavey Mixed heritage-Cree/French, Mixed heritage-Ojibway/French
  • Regions:  Alberta, Ontario, Northwest Territories, Quebec, Saskatchewan
  • Associated surnames:  Anakwat, Anderson, Apadoshwa, Bernard, Boucher, Breland, Bruneau / Montagnais, Cameron, Cartier, Chalifoux, Charette, Crow, Desjardins, Desjarlais, Dolan, Fisher, Gladu, Hankkaken, Honore / Henry, Houle, Hunter, Jourdain, Kameotanhkoodksyoo, Laplante, Lapointe, Louis, Loyer, Matiste, Menokomey / Menokomeg, Minandjizan, Nephew, Oguais, Ogweian, Paquette, Paul, Roch, Rowfast, Quintal, Roy, Sansregret, Singleton, Solomon, Thirnish, Thompson, Villebrun, Wa-see-koo-tooakwan, White Crow, Whitford, Williams.
  • Misc.:
  • 1. One Metis Colin / Collin / Collins line descends from Antoine Colin and Mishah Wayers (Weyers dit Latour), through Baptiste Collin and Betsy Henry.  The recognized line of Metis Collins in Ontario descends from Michel Collin’s children:  Jean-Baptiste Collin (m. Mary Menokomey), Joseph Collin (m. Josephte Fraser), Samuel Collin (m. Margaret Minandjizan), and Simon Collin (m. Maria, Unknown surname and Helen Morrison).  You can find these Collins in 1881 in Fort William and in 1901 in  Lake Superior.
  • 2.  Colin is the earliest French Canadian version of the name. Surname variations include: Collin and  Collins.



Edmonton |  Townships 71  (1911)

Strathcona |  Township 41  (1911)

The Territories  |  Fort Saskatchewan (1901)

Colins in Edmonton West |  Lesser Lave Lake Agency I.R. (1921)  May 2022  


Provencher  |  St. Vital & St. Boniface Parish (1911)

Selkirk  |  Fisher River Indian Reserve (1911) 

Colins in Brandon  |  Sub-district 5  (1921)  May 2022

Colin in Manitoba Extension  |  Sub-District B  (1881)   May 2022 


Colin in Northwest Territories  |  York Factory  (1881)  May 2022 

NWT  |  Keewatin C-4 (1901)


Algoma  |  Fort William (1881) 

Algoma  |  McIrvine  (1901)  

Algoma  |  Lake Superior XX-7  (1901) 

Algoma West  |  Garden River I.R. (1)  (1911)

Algoma West | Garden River Reserve  (1921)   Mar 2022

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

Thunder Bay and Rainy River  |  Pic  (1911) 

Colins in Port Arthur and Kenora  |  Indian Reserve (1921)   May 2022   


Pas Agency 4  |  Territories (1901) 

Pine Bluff  | Territories  (1901)

The Territories  |  Saskatoon East  (1901) 




ANAH   [CDN Marriage Extracts]   [AB]   Upd. May 2022

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

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

BRAS    [CDN Marriage Extracts]   [ON-Western Canada Metis Scrip]   Upd. May 2022

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

CLOU  [CDN Marriage Extracts]  [AB-ON-Western Canada Metis Scrip]

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

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

H  …  [CDN Marriage Extracts]  [ON]

HERY   [CDN Marriage Extracts]  [AB]

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

O …   [CDN Marriage Extracts]  [ON]

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

SIMO    [CDN Marriage Extracts]    [ON]

THAN  [CDN Marriage Extracts]   [Western Canada Metis Scrip]   Upd. May 2022

V …  [CDN Marriage Extracts]  [Western Canada Metis Scrip]   Upd. May 2022

WHEE – Z    [CDN Marriage Extracts] 





Main Index: Canadian Census Extracts by Region & by Nation

Index: Canadian Marriage Extracts in Alphabetical Order


French Canadian Pioneers: The Colins of Quebec

French Canadian Pioneers: The Lalibertes of Quebec   Upd. May 2022


Colin, Adam  [HBC Archives]

Collin, Jean Baptistee [HBC Archives]

Collin, Joseph  [HBC Archives]

Collins, George Childs Maurice [HBC Archives]

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