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Amyot | Metis, Mixed heritage – Cree | Surname Anchor Post

Index:  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.  



  • Regions:
    • Ontario, Quebec, Saskatchewan, Western Canada, Montana (USA)
  • Ethnicity:
    • Metis, Mixed heritage: Cree/French,
  • Associated surnames:
    • Alary / Allary, Anderson
    • Bastonnet, Bellegarde. Beriault, Blackinton, Blondeau, Blondin
    • Cardinal
    • Delorme, Denomme, Descoteaux, Ducharme / Decoutu, Dupuis
    • Gladu, Grandbois
    • Hamelin, Houle
    • Kapiouapnokoue, Keda, Klyne
    • Lafontaine
    • Maskatut
    • Nolan / Nolin / Watap
    • Pangman, Pelletier, Pilon, Poitras, Pritchard
    • Racette
    • Vallee, Villeneuve, Vincent.
  • Misc:
    • 1. Many Western Metis Amyots descend from Francois Amyotte, Sr. and his Cree wife Marie, through their son Francois Amyotte and his second wife Louise / Lucie Hamelin. This younger Francois Amyotte was a signatory of the 1876 Fort Walsh petition, as well as on Louis Riel’s 1880 petition requesting a reserve in Montana (USA). Francois and Lucie Hamelin had the following married offspring: Francois Amyotte (m. Isabelle Decouteau, and then Marie Celine Beriault), Gabriel Amyotte (m. Betsy Unknown surname), Jean Louis Amyotte (m. Isabelle Ducharme / Decoutou), Joseph Amyotte (m. Marie Anathasie Gladu),  and Marie Amyotte (m. Jean Baptiste Allary). [Source: Francois Amyotte, by Lawrence Barkwell, Louis Riel Institute]. 
    • 2. Another mixed heritage line descends from Quebec couple Joseph-Daniel  Amiot dit Villeneuve and Marie / Domitille Kape8apnok8e / Kapiouapnokoue. The marriage took place on September 2nd, 1709 in Notre-Dame Parish in Montreal, Quebec. Joseph-Daniel‘s parents were  Mathieu Amiot dit Villeneuve (or Sieur Amiot of Villeneuve) and Marie Miville / Minville who were married on November 22nd, 1650 in Notre Dame Parish (Quebec City). Joseph-Daniel‘s grandparents were Philippe Amiot dit Villeneuve and Anne Couvent (see image). Philippe and Anne were settlers from France.   Joseph-Daniel Amiot dit Villeneuve died in  Michigan. 
    • 3.   Colbert Amyot  “was born in Quebec, went up with the Hudson’s Bay Company, was with Admiral Bayfield in the survey of the thirty thousand islands of Georgian Bay in the old Recovery. He accompanied the admiral to Fort William, and with Hippolyte Brissette and William Cowan, also h**********, helped to build the new Recovery, a sailing vessel, with which they completed the survey. His ancestors were Charles and Joseph Jean Baptiste Amyot, of Vincelotte, Quebec, the original grantees of that fief in 1672. He has a son, Colbert, living at St. Joseph Island, and another at St. Ignace, Mich. He was married to a daughter of the interpreter, Wm. Solomon. ” [Source: Drummond Island Voyageurs, Ontario Historical Society]   
    • 4.  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.  Metis involved in the Resistance included:  Arthur Amyotte and his wife Betsy Anderson.   [Source: Veterans and Families of the 1885  Northwest Resistance, Lawrence Barkwell, Louis Riel Institute]. 




Saltcoats  |  Townships 23  (1911)

Territories  |  Assiniboia E.  |  Dauphinais  (1901)

Territories  |  Assiniboia E.  |  File Hills  (1901)

Territories  |  Assiniboia E.  |  Fort Qu’Appelle  (1901) 

Territories  |  Unorg.  | Mackenzie D-3  (1901)


Algoma  |  Robinson Q(3)-2 (1901)

Algoma  |  Robinson Q(3)-3  (1901)

Algoma East  |  Blind River (Town) (1921) 


Terr | Mackenzie D-3  (1901) 



AION   [CDN Marriage Extracts]  [QC-SK-Western Canada Metis Scrip]

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

BENA   [CDN Marriage Extracts]  [ON]

DELM   [CDN Marriage Extracts]  [SK]

GIRO   [CDN Marriage Extracts]   [QC]

HERY   [CDN Marriage Extracts]   [SK]

KASA   [CDN Marriage Extracts]   [SK]

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

MARB   [CDN Marriage Extracts]  [ON]

P …     [CDN Marriage Extracts]  [SK]

PETE   [CDN Marriage Extracts]  [QC]

PIGE   [CDN Marriage Extracts]  [ND(USA)-Western Canada Metis Scrip]

SIMO   [CDN Marriage Extracts]  [QC]

V…   [CDN Marriage Extracts]  [SK]




French Canadian Pioneers: The Amyots of Quebec

French Canadian Pioneers: The Villeneuves of Quebec

Amyot, Phillipe Amyot  (m. Anne Convent), Imag


Amyotte, Isadore & wife, Image[Gabriel Dumont Institute]

North-West Resistance [The Canadian Encyclopedia]



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