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Colin | Chippewayan, Cree, Ojibway, 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: Chippewayan, Cree, Ojibway, Mixed heritage-Cree/French, Mixed heritage-Ojibway/French
  • Regions:  Alberta, Ontario, Northwest Territories, Quebec, Saskatchewan
  • Associated surnames:  Anakwat, Apadoshwa, Bernard, Boucher, Cartier, Charette, Desjardins, Desjarlais, Gladu, Houle, Hunter, Kameotanhkoodksyoo, Laplante, Matiste, Nephew, Oguais, Paul, Roch, Rowfast, Quintal
  • Misc.:  1. The Colin/Collin/Collins descend from Antoine Colin and Mishah Wayers (Weyers edit 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). 2. Colin is the earliest variation of the name. Surname variations include: “Collin” and “Collins”. 3. The earliest known Colins were said to be “Colin dit Lalibertes”.






Edmonton |  Townships 71  (1911)

Strathcona |  Township 41  (1911)

The Territories  |  Fort Saskatchewan (1901)



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



NWT  |  Keewatin C-4 (1901)



Algoma  |  McIrvine  (1901)  May 2021

Algoma  |  Lake Superior XX-7  (1901) 

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

Thunder Bay and Rainy River  |  Pic  (1911) 



Pas Agency 4  |  Territories (1901) 

Pine Bluff  | Territories  (1901)

The Territories  |  Saskatoon East  (1901) 





ANAH   [CDN Marriage Extracts]


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


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


BRAS    [CDN Marriage Extracts]   [ON]


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]


SIMO    [CDN Marriage Extracts]    [ON]






Main Index: Canadian Census Extracts by Region & by Nation

Index: Canadian Marriage Extracts in Alphabetical Order

Index: First Nations and Metis Surname Lists



French Canadian Pioneers: The Colins of Quebec




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