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Parisien | Metis, 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 way complete!




  • Surname lists: Surname Anchor Posts
  • Regions:  Manitoba, Saskatchewan, Western Canada
  • Ethnicity:  Metis, Mixed-heritage Cree, French
  • Associated surnames:  Adam, Alary, Allard, Ballentine, Baron, Batoche, Beauchamp, Bellegarde, Bercier,  Bird, Bonneau, Brabant, Breland / Berland, Caisse, Cantin, Caplette, Carriere, Champagne, Comtois, Courchene / Courchesne, Delorme, Deschamps, Desjarlais, Ducharme, Fagnant, Falcon, Favel, Gariepy, Gladu, Goyer, Hainault, Hamelin, Henry / Honroe, Houle, Klyne, Lafontaine, Larance / Lawrence, Lariviere, Leclerc, Major, Martin, McPherson, Nolin, Pelletier,  Poitras, Primeau / Primeault, Racette, Roberts, Sauteuse, Sebistis, Smith, Spence, Stevens, Surprenant, Thomas, Vanasse / Anas, Vandale, Vermette, Vivier, Welkie, Zace.
  • Misc.:   
  • 1.  One line of Metis Parisiens descends from Quebecker  Claude Bonaventure Leger dit Parisien and his Chippewa wife Isabelle Lizette though their son Augustin Parisien who was born in St. Norbert, Manitoba.  Augustin Parisien had a first child (Pascal Parisien) with Therese Ducharme. Augustin Parisien then married Louise Vivier dit Allard (offspring: Pierre, Isaic, Rosalie). After Louise’s death, Augustin Parisien then married Angelique McPherson and their offspring were: Isaic Parisien (m. Charlotte Leclair), Pascal Parisien (m. Catherine Courchene), Pierre Parisien (m. Marguerite Adam), Rosalie Parisien (m. Joseph Comtois / Ducharme).   [Source: Augustin Parisien, Lawrence Barkwell, Louis Riel Institute]
  • 2. Hyacinthe / Tchee-kee-tarn Parisien was one of Chief Little Shell the second and the third’s counsellors.  Hyacinthe was the son of Hyacinthe Sr. and Josephte Carriere and grandson of Bonaventure Leger Parisien) and Marguerite Letendre. The couple resided in St. Joseph, Turtle Mountain and Wood Mountain had many children including the following: Edouard Parisien (m. Blandine Poitras), Elzear Parisien (m. Madeleine Larence) and Jerome Parisien (m. Justine Gladu) and Marie Rose Parisien (m. Louis / Weesug Davis). [Source: Louis Riel Institute].
  • 3. In 1872/1873 , a government survey was undertaken to determine the precise international border between Canada and the U.S.A.  Part of the survey was assisted by Metis guides and Chippewa men who were employed as scouts.   One of these scouts was Pascal Parisien (son of Augustin Parisien & Therese Ducharme, see above). Pascal Parisien and his wife Catherine Courchene lived in St. Norbert with their six children “Pascal was imprisoned by Riel along with William Hallett during the 1869-1870 Resistance”. [Source: The Boundary Commission’s Metis Scouts: The 49th Rangers, Larry Haag & Lawrence Barkwell].
  • 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 Parisiens who were involved in the Resistance included:  Caroline Parisien (m. Francois Primeau), Elzear Parisien (m. Madeleine Larance), Joseph Parisien (m. Philomene Parisien), Nancy Parisien (m. Athanase Falcon), Pascal Parisien  and Philomene Parisien (m. Joseph Parisien).  [Source: Veterans and Families of the 1885  Northwest Resistance, Lawrence Barkwell, Louis Riel Institute].



Macdonald  |  Oak Point  (1911)   

Provencher  | La Broquerie e-5   (1901)  

Provencher  |  La Broquerie e-7  (1901) 

Provencher | Ritchot h-1 (1901)    newly indexed

Provencher  |  Ritchot h-2  (1901)  

Provencher  |  Ritchot  (1911)  

Provencher  |  St. Adolphe  (1911)  

Provencher  |  Parisiens in St. Norbert Parish  (1911)

Provencher  |  Parisiens in Unorg. Terr.   (1901)

Provencher  |  Parisiens in Townships 4   (1911)

Selkirk  |  St. Andrews L-7  (1901) 

Selkirk  |  St. Laurent   (1901) 



Qu’Appelle  |  Parsiens in Townships 17  (1911)

The Territories  |  Assiniboia  |  Parisiens in Katepwa   (1901)

The Territories  |  Assiniboia East  |  Fort Qu’Appelle (1901) 



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


B …    [CDN Marriage Extracts]  [SK-Western Canada Metis Scrip]


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


DOKIS   [CDN Marriage Extracts]    [MB-SK-Western Canada Metis Scrip]


F …     [CDN Marriage Extracts]  [SK-Western Canada Metis Scrip]


GIRO    [CDN Marriage Extracts] 


H …    [CDN Marriage Extracts]  [SK-Western Canada Metis Scrip]


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


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


P …   [CDN Marriage Extracts]  [MB-SK-Western Canada Metis Scrip]


PIGE   [CDN Marriage Extracts]  [SK] 


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


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


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


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


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


V  …  | Native – First Peoples – Metis [CDN Marriage Extracts]   May 2022


WH–Z   [CDN Marriage Extracts]    [Western Canada Metis Scrip]




Main Index: Canadian Census Extracts by Region & by Nation

Index: Canadian Marriage Extracts in Alphabetical Order



French Canadian Pioneers: The Parisiens of Quebec



North-West Resistance [The Canadian Encyclopedia]

Parisien, Jean-Baptiste [Gabriel Dumont Institute]

Parisien, Norbert  [Dictionary of Canadian Biography]

HBC Fort Pelly (63/64), Servants/Free Traders [Gabriel Dumont Institute]


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

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