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St. Onge | Montagnais, Metis, Mixed-heritage: Montagnais | 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.


  • Regions:
    • Ontario, Quebec
  • Ethnicity:  
    • Montagnais, Metis, Mixed-heritage: Montagnais/French
  • Associated surnames:
    • Akushish, Bacon, Begin (Upd. 2023), Bellefleur (Upd. 2023), Benjamin, Bois / Boies
    • Canape, Claveau, Collard, Crepeau
    • Desterres, Dominique, Dube
    • Gauthier / Larouche, Giroux (Upd. 2023), Hervieux, Jourdain, Kanapeut
    • Labbe, Lavallee
    • Matshinapesh, Melagoto, Minuabnukueu, Moreau
    • Nanipu / Nanipou, Oshiman
    • Picard, Pikuteleigan, Raphael / McNicoll, Riverin
    • Savard, Simeon
    • Thirnish (Upd. 2023), Thomas / Thomasse, Tremblay (Upd. 2023),  Trepanier
    • Uitshimau, Vallee, Vachon, Volant / Vollant,  Xavier.
  • Misc.:  
    • 1.  Among the Montagnais, The St. Onge surname originated with Jerome St. Onge (son of Jacques-Francois Payan dit St. Onge and Francoise Rivard dit Lacoursiere) through  the children of  Jerome’s Montagnais wife Anne Matshiskuesh.
    • 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).   
    • 3.  Three St. Onges (Antoine, Joseph and Toussaint) were signatories to the Penetanguishene Metis Petition of 1840, a historic moment in which the Metis declared themselves to be a distinct group of people and claimed rights based on that as well as the fact that they had proven their loyalty as part of the Militia. [Source: Louis Riel Institute, Lawrence Barkwell]     
    • 4. The Metis Nation of Ontario recognizes two St. Onge lineages. a. The first lineage is that of Joseph St. Onge / Letard (Metis) and Katrine Genevieve Vasseur  of the Oddawa First Nations.  b. The second lineage is that of Pierre Giroux   (documented Metis) and Marie Madeleine Louise St. Onge / Letard. 




Chicoutimi & Saguenay, Unorg. Terr.  (1881) 

Chicoutimi & Saguenay  |  Bersimis  (1901)

Chicoutimi & Saguenay  |  Bersimis (1911)

Chicoutimi & Saguenay  |  Bersimis Escoumins (1921)

Chicoutimi & Saguenay  |  Moisie  (1911)

Chicoutimi & Saguenay  |  Moisie Letellier (1921)

Chicoutimi & Saguenay  |  Sept-Iles (1911)



B …   [CDN Marriage Extracts] 

BENA   [CDN Marriage Extracts]

BLAN   [CDN Marriage Extracts] 

C …   [CDN Marriage Extracts]

CARI   [CDN Marriage Extracts]

DELM   [CDN Marriage Extracts] 

DOKIS   [CDN Marriage Extracts]

G  …    [CDN Marriage Extracts]

GIRO   [CDN Marriage Extracts]

H …   [CDN Marriage Extracts] 

KANA   [CDN Marriage Extracts] 

L …  [CDN Marriage Extracts]   2023

LAHO   [CDN Marriage Extracts]

MARB   [CDN Marriage Extracts]

MEGA   [CDN Marriage Extracts] 

N …    [CDN Marriage Extracts] 

OKAN   [CDN Marriage Extracts]

PETE   [CDN Marriage Extracts]

R  …   [CDN Marriage Extracts]

S …    [CDN Marriage Extracts] 

SAUN   [CDN Marriage Extracts] 

ST …   [CDN Marriage Extracts]   2023

THAN   [CDN Marriage Extracts]

V …    [CDN Marriage Extracts]  




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 St. Onges of Quebec



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