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Berger | Metis, Mixed heritage: French | 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 by no means complete!


  • Surname lists: Surname Anchor Posts, Metis (ON)
  • Regions:  Manitoba, Ontario, Western Canada
  • Ethnicity:  Metis, Mixed heritage: French
  • Associated surnames:  Berger, Brissette, Deschamps, Dusome, Fortier, Gaudette, Giroux, Houle, Labatte, Larmandin / Lamorandiere, Messier, Normandin, Pilon, Perron / Perreault, St. Pierre, Tyne, Vasseur.
  • Misc.: 
  • 1. The Ontario Metis Bergers descend from Joseph Berger and Marie Beaudoin through their children:  Charles Berger (n. Angelique Dusome), Philemon Berger (m. Ellen Normandin & Anais Perron/Perreault), Christina Berger (m. Joseph Lamorandiere), Therese Berger (m. Cleophas St. Pierre).
  • 2.  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.   Catherine Berger and her husband Modeste Rocheleau 1 Vivier were involved in the Resistance: [Source: Veterans and Families of the 1885  Northwest Resistance, Lawrence Barkwell, Louis Riel Institute]. See External Links below for more information.



Simcoe East  |  Bergers / Bergies in Tay  (1901)

Simcoe East  |  Bergers / Bergies in Tay  (1911)


BENA  [CDN Marriage Extracts]  [ON-Western Canada Metis Scrip]   Upd. Mar 2022

BLAN   [CDN Marriage Extracts]  [ON]

BRAS   [CDN Marriage Extracts]

DELM   [CDN Marriage Extracts]  [MB-Western Canada Metis Scrip]

E …   [CDN Marriage Extracts]  [ON] 

HERY   [CDN Marriage Extracts]  [ON]  

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

OKAN     [CDN Marriage Extracts  [Western Canada Metis Scrip]

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

ST.  Names …    [CDN Marriage Extracts]    Mar 2022

V …   [CDN Marriage Extracts] [ON]



Main Index: Canadian Census Extracts by Region & by Nation

Index: Canadian Marriage Extracts in Alphabetical Order


French Canadian Pioneers | The Bergers of Quebec


Berger, Pierre [Gabriel Dumont Institute]

North-West Resistance [The Canadian Encyclopedia]

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

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