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Thirnish | Montagnais, 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, Mixed-heritage: Montagnais/French
  • Associated surnames: Ashini / Achini,  Athontois, Bacon, Buckell, Collin, Gabriel, Gregoire, Hervieux, Iskuamis, Jourdain, Kamtam, Manite, McKenzie, Meloatam, Mitapesash, Munroe, Patrice, Raphael, Regis, Roch / Rock, Rousselot, St. Onge, Tsheilnish, Volant / Vollant.
  • Misc.:  1.  The Montagnais Thirnishs descend through the offspring of Simeon Tshinapesuan and Marie-Madeleine Iskuamiskuskueu.  2. Alternative spellings of Thirnish in census records include Tarnish and  Tierniche.  3. 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).





Chicoutimi & Saguenay  |  Bersimis (1901)

Chicoutimi & Saguenay  | Bersimis Escoumins (1911)

Chicoutimi & Saguenay  |  Letellier Moisie  (1921)





ASAI   [CDN Marriage Extracts]  [QC]


BRAS   [CDN Marriage Extracts]  [QC]


G …   [CDN Marriage Extracts] 


GIRO   [CDN Marriage Extracts]  [QC]


H …    [CDN Marriage Extracts]  [QC]


JACQ   [CDN Marriage Extracts]  [QC]


M …   [CDN Marriage Extracts]  [QC]


MCCU   [CDN Marriage Extracts]  [QC]


P …   [CDN Marriage Extracts]  [QC]


R …    [CDN Marriage Extracts]  [QC]


ROBE   [CDN Marriage Extracts]  [QC]


THAN   [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





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

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