A Canadian Family

First Nations, French Canadians & Acadians

Riverin | Montagnais, First Nations, Mixed-heritage Montagnais/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
  • Regions:  Quebec
  • Ethnicity:  Montagnais, First Nations, Mixed-heritage Montagnais/French
  • Associated surnames:  Aschini / Achini,  Athanase,  Bacon,  Cleary,  Collard,  Desterres,  Duberger,  Etienne,  Hervieux,  Matshiskuesh,  Mestenepeo,  Moreau,  Nanipou / Nanipu,  Natsipi,  Ostesiman, Picard,  Regis,  Rousselot,  Savard,  Simeon,  Simon,  St. Onge, Thirnish, Vachon, Volant / Vollant, Wabiskuian.
  • Misc.:   1.  The Riverin surname originated with the couple Antoine Riverin  (aka  Ustshinitshiu) and Louise Dery (m. August 26th, 1772, L’Ancienne-Lorette, QC) through descendants who intermarried with the Montagnais.  2.  My marriage database contains both Innu Montagnais First Nations individuals as well as mixed Montagnais / French marriages as listed in a study by the Communauté Métisse du Domaine du Roy et de la Seigneurie de Mingan.  Some mixed French/Montagnais descendants self-identify as Metis (see Etienne Rivard’s discussion paper). Riverin can also be spelled Riverain.



Chicoutimi & Saguenay, Unorg. Terr.  (1881)   Jan 2022

Chicoutimi & Saguenay  |  Bersimis  (1901)

Chicoutimi & Saguenay  |  Bersimis Indian Mission  (1911)

Chicoutimi & Saguenay  |  Bersimis Indian Reserve  (1921)

Chicoutimi & Saguenay  |  Ouiatchouan  (1901)


ASAI    [CDN Marriage Extracts] [QC]

B …    [CDN Marriage Extracts]  [QC]

CARI    [CDN Marriage Extracts]  [QC]

DOKIS    [CDN Marriage Extracts]  [QC]

H …    [CDN Marriage Extracts]  [QC|

MEGA   [CDN Marriage Extracts]  [QC|

N …     [CDN Marriage Extracts]  [QC|

PETE   [CDN Marriage Extracts]    [QC]

R  …    [CDN Marriage Extracts]    [QC]

ROBE   [CDN Marriage Extracts]  [QC]

S …   [CDN Marriage Extracts]  [QC]

SAUN   [CDN Marriage Extracts]  [QC|

SIMO   [CDN Marriage Extracts] [QC]

ST …    [CDN Marriage Extracts]  [QC]

U …   [CDN Marriage Extracts]   [QC|

V …   [CDN Marriage Extracts]  [QC|



Main Index: Canadian Census Extracts by Region & by Nation

Index: Canadian Marriage Extracts in Alphabetical Order

Index: First Nations and Metis Surname Lists


French Canadian Pioneers: The Riverins of Quebec

November 28, 2020 - Posted by | . | , ,

No comments yet.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s