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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, Iroquois
  • Regions:  Alberta, Quebec, Saskatchewan
  • Ethnicity:  Metis, Mixed-heritage: French, Cree, Iroquois
  • Associated surnames: a) Couteau Casse: Benedict, Oniaktatie,, Otsitsiakehte, Phillips, Seymour  b) Petit Couteau:   Belanger,  Bisson,  Blandion,  Calder,  Chalifoux,  Desjarlais,  Dion,  Esmoa-Nas-kas,  Fayant,  Godin,  Kane-we-pe-nisk,  Kiske-pe-wa-pisk, Larocque,  Mis-Ta-Oasis,  Mongrain, Okimaw / Oteyanig, Papaschess, Paquette, Poisson Blanc / Whitefish, Rowand.
  • Misc.:  1. Among the western Canadian Metis, the surname Jack knife (& var.) can be an anglicized version of Petit Couteau.  2.  Couteau Casse can be translated literally from the French as “broken knife”. Eric Pouliot-Thisdale  (speaking of Kahnawa:ke) places Ignace Couteau Casse in a list of one time circus performers and suggests that several Kahnawa:ke surnames might originate from that background.





North District  |  Jack Knives in 02 (1906) *Ethnicity not recorded

Strathcona  |  Jackknifes in Camrose  (1911)

Strathcona District  |  Jacknifes in 15 & 19b  (1906]  *Ethnicity not recorded

The Territories  |  Duhamel  (1901)  Couteaus

The Territories  |  Tail Creek  (1901)

Victoria  |  Grand Rapids (1911)  June 2021



Sault-St-Louis | Laprairie (1881)  Couteaukase

Sault St. Louis |  Chateauguay (1901)  Couteaucasse

Sault St. Louis | Laprairie & Napierville (1911)  Couteaucasse



The Territories  |  Egg Lake (1901)





BENA   [CDN Marriage Extracts]  [QC]  Couteaucasse


C …   [CDN Marriage Extracts]  [Western Canada Metis Scrip] Petit Couteau


CARI   [CDN Marriage Extracts]  [AB-Western Canada Metis Scrip]  Petit Couteau


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


M …    [CDN Marriage Extracts]  [AB-Western Canada Metis Scrip] Petit Couteau


MOBE   [CDN Marriage Extracts] [Western Canada Metis Scrip]  Petit Couteau


OKAN   [CDN Marriage Extracts]   [QC-Western Canada Metis Scrip]  Couteaucasse, Petitcouteau


P …  [CDN Marriage Extracts]  [Western Canada Metis Scrip] Petit Couteau


PETE   [CDN Marriage Extracts]   [AB-Western Canada Metis Scrip]  Petit Couteau


Q …    CDN Marriage Extracts]  [Western Canada Metis Scrip]  Petit Couteau


SAUN  [CDN Marriage Extracts]  [QC]  Couteaucasse






Main Index: Canadian Census Extracts by Region & by Nation

Index: Canadian Marriage Extracts in Alphabetical Order

Index: First Nations and Metis Surname Lists



Dubois’ Maternal Roots In Kahnawake



December 2, 2020 - Posted by | . | ,

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