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Desjardins | Metis, Chippewa, Cree, Mixed heritage-Cree, 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:  Alberta, Ontario, Saskatchewan
  • Ethnicity:  Metis, Chippewa, Cree, Mixed heritage-Cree, French
  • Associated surnames:  Baptiste, Beauchamp, Boucher, Collins, Courteoreille, Couture, Daigle, de Montigny, Desjarlais, Dion, Dubois, Edmonstone, Gariepy, Guiboche, Hamelin, Johnson, Jones, Klyne, Lafleur, Lambert, Lalonde, Larance, Larocque, Lavallee, McBride, McLeod, McFarling, Miller, Paul, Sagadjiwegijig, Tanguay, Tourangeau, Welsh.
  • Misc.:  1. A recognized line of Ontario Metis Desjardins descends from the couple Louis Desjardins and Marie Legris Prisque through their offspring: Jean Baptiste Desjardins (m. Jane Alice Roi & Louise St. Onge), Louis Desjardins (m. Angeline Letour), Julie Desjardins (m. Charles Wilson), Mary Jane Desjardins (m. Louis Revelle), Suzanne Desjardins (m. Thomas Louis McLeod & Stephen King).   2,. A second lineage of Desjardins who are recognized by the Metis Nation of Ontario, descend from the forebears: Charles Desjardins and Angelique Lavallee. They had the following married offspring: Catherine Desjardins (m. William Jones)Charles Desjardins (m. Marie Kigamigok and Ann Nodin), David Desjardins (m. Anna Jane Laronde)Louis Desjardins (m. Rosalie Boucher), Louise Desjardins (m. Moise Neodegijig), Magdalene Desjardins (m. Jean Akiwars) and Peter Desjardins (m. Florence Boucher and Abigail Anna Johnson).  2. One anglicized version of Desjardins is “Gardiner”. 3. Some Desjardins are “dit Desjarlais”



Battle River  |  Indian Reserve  (1921)

Edmonton |  District 46  (1911)

Victoria  |  Cold Lake, Frog Lake, Long Lake, Onion Lake  (1911)


Provencher  | La Broquerie e-5   (1901)

Provencher  |  Township 5   (1911) 


Algoma East  |  I.R. : Spanish, Serpent River, Thessalon, Mississauga (1921)   Mar 2022

Algoma East  | Manitowaning I.R.  (1911) *listed as Fr., might be Metis

Bruce North  |  Albermarle  (1901) 

Bruce North  |  Cape Croker I.R.  (1911)

Grey County  |  | Derby Township, Indian Territory (1852)     *ethnicity not recorded


Battleford  |  Canoe River, Ile-a-la-Crosse   (1911)  Gardiner

The Territories  |  Battleford South  (1901)

The Territories  |  Egg Lake   (1901)

The Territories  |  Onion Lake   (1901) 


A  …  | Native – First Peoples – Metis [CDN Marriage Extracts]  

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

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

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

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

DELM    [CDN Marriage Extracts]  [AB-ON-QC-Western Canada Metis Scrip]   Extensive Upd. Apr 2022

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

E  …    [CDN Marriage Extracts]   [ON]   Upd. Apr 2022

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

JACQ [CDN Marriage Extracts]  [ON]  Apr 2022

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

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

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

MICE    [CDN Marriage Extracts]  [AB]

N  …  | Native – First Peoples – Metis [CDN Marriage Extracts]

R  …  | Native – First Peoples – Metis [CDN Marriage Extracts]

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

W  …  [CDN Marriage Extracts] [ON]   Apr 2022





List of Metis Surnames of Ontario

Index: The Cree in Canadian Census Records

Index:  Indigenous, Metis & Mixed-Heritage Surname Anchor Posts


French Canadian Pioneers: The Desjardins of Quebec

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  1. I am searching the dicaire native family from québec the oka mission algonquins-iroquois mix and white


    Comment by gilles boismenu | November 23, 2020 | Reply

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