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Begg | Chippewa, Metis, Ojibway, Mixed heritage: 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 own research throughout the years and so it remains a work-in-progress!


  • Surname lists:  Surname Anchor Posts,  Metis (ON)
  • Regions:  Manitoba, Ontario, Western Canada
  • Ethnicity: Chippewa, Cree, Metis, Ojibway, Mixed heritage – Scottish, Cree/Scottish
  • Associated surnames: Asmus, Bolton / Boulton, Calder, Favel, Fidler / Fiddler, Fraser, Isbister, Lacombe, Laing, Mayo, McKenzie, Mitchell, Muggaberg, Muir, Sigurdson, Spence, Sturgeon, Sunday, Valentine, White.
  • Misc.:
  • 1.  The Ontario Metis Beggs descend from Charles Begg (originally from Orkney Islands, Scotland) and Catherine Spence (Metis) through their children: Duncan Finlayson Begg (m. Jane Boulton), John George Begg (m. Julia Sturgeon & Annie Calder), Robert James Begg (m. Margaret Jane).  Margaret Begg  (m. George Mitchell). Charles Begg had worked as a labourer and then a slooper for the Hudson’s Bay Company and then a fur trader. He became fluent in Cree which was the first language of his wife Catherine Spence.  [Source: Metis Nation of Ontario, Red River Ancestry]
  • 2.  Charles Begg took part in the Hudson’s Bay Company’s exploration of the Arctic in the late 1830s under the direction of Peter Warren Dease [Source: Red River Ancestry].



Selkirk  |  St. Andrews L-7

Beggs in  Selkirk  |   St. Andrew Parish / St. Clement Parish (1906)

Beggs in   Selkirk  |  St. Paul Parish / St. Clement  (1911)

Beggs in Nelson  |  Norway House Indian Reserve  (1921) 

Beggs in Nelson | R.C.M.P.  (1921) 


Algoma  |  Rat Portage – Town N(2)-2  (1901)

Algoma  |  Rat Portage – Town N(2)-3  (1901) 

Thunder Bay & Rainy River  |  Wabigoon (1911)

Beggs in Port Arthur & Kenora  |  Indian Reserve  (1921)

Beggs in Thunder Bay & Rainy River  |  Fort William   (1911)


Unorganized Territories  |  Keewatin c-2  (1901) 


ASAI   [CDN Marriage Extracts] 

BAST   [CDN Marriage Extracts] 

F  …. [CDN Marriage Extracts]

I …   [CDN Marriage Extracts]  

L …    [CDN Marriage Extracts] 

LAHO   [CDN Marriage Extracts]

MCCU   [CDN Marriage Extracts]

MICE    [CDN Marriage Extracts] 

SNOW   [CDN Marriage Extracts] 

V …   [CDN Marriage Extracts]  



Main Index: Canadian Census Extracts by Region & by Nation

Index: Canadian Marriage Extracts in Alphabetical Order

November 22, 2020 - Posted by | . | , , , , ,


  1. Hi, can I ask A question?


    Matthew Michaud




    Comment by mattymichaud | November 22, 2020 | Reply

    • Yes, Please ask away 🙂


      Comment by Evelyn Yvonne Theriault | November 22, 2020 | Reply

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