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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:  Beauchamp, Boucher, Collins, Courteoreille, Couture, de Montigny, Desjarlais, Dion, Dubois, Edmonstone, Gariepy, Guiboche, Hamelin, Klyne, Lafleur, Lambert, Larance, Larocque, McBride, 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. 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)  June 2021

Provencher  |  Township 5   (1911) 


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

Bruce North  |  Albermarle  (1901) 

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


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]

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

E  …    [CDN Marriage Extracts]   [ON]

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

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]



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 Comment »

  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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