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St. Onge | Montagnais, Metis, 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, Metis (ON)
  • Regions:  Ontario, Quebec
  • Ethnicity:  Montagnais, Metis, Mixed-heritage: Montagnais/French
  • Associated surnames: Akushish, Bacon, Benjamin, Bois / Boies, Canape, Claveau, Collard, Crepeau, Desterres, Dominique, Dube, Gauthier / Larouche, Hervieux, Jourdain, Kanapeut, Labbe, Lavalle, Matshinapesh, Melagoto, Minuabnukueu, Moreau, Nanipu / Nanipou, Oshiman, Picard, Pikuteleigan, Raphael / McNicoll, Riverin, Savard, Simeon, Thomas / Thomasse, 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)   Jan 2022

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] [QC]

BENA   [CDN Marriage Extracts] [QC]

BLAN   [CDN Marriage Extracts]  [QC]

C …   [CDN Marriage Extracts]

CARI   [CDN Marriage Extracts]  [QC]

DELM   [CDN Marriage Extracts] [QC]

DOKIS   [CDN Marriage Extracts][QC]

G  …    [CDN Marriage Extracts] [QC]

GIRO   [CDN Marriage Extracts]   [QC]

H …   [CDN Marriage Extracts] [QC]

KANA   [CDN Marriage Extracts] [QC]

LAHO   [CDN Marriage Extracts]  [QC]

MARB   [CDN Marriage Extracts]   [QC]

MEGA   [CDN Marriage Extracts] [QC]

N …    [CDN Marriage Extracts] [QC]

OKAN   [CDN Marriage Extracts]  [QC]

PETE   [CDN Marriage Extracts]  [QC]

R  …   [CDN Marriage Extracts]  [QC]

S …    [CDN Marriage Extracts]  [ON-QC]

SAUN   [CDN Marriage Extracts] [QC]

THAN   [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 St. Onges of Quebec

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