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Bourque | Metis, Abenaki, Chipewyan, Cree, Huron, Mixed heritage: Irish, French | Surname Anchor Posts

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: Metis Burke, Surname Anchor Posts
  • Regions: AB-BC-MB-QC-SK-Western Canada
  • Ethnicity:  Metis, Abenaki, Chipewyan, Cree, Huron, Mixed heritage: Irish, French
  • Associated surnames: Branconnier, Campbell, Cardinal, Carriere, Chalifoux, Charon / Sharon, Courteoreille, Desjarlais, Falardeau, Fiddler, Flirth, Garrioch, Grouette, Hale, Hallet, Hamelin, Henderson, Houle, Kakikekamick, Kirton, Klyne, Laderoute, Ladouceur, Larocque, Mercredi, Parker, Ryan, Sioui, Stodgill, Thibert, Tremblay, Widdle, Wylie.
  • Misc.:  1. At least two lines of western Metis Bourques descend from French Canadians. The two founding couples are:  George Bourque and his Metis wife Agathe Ladouceur and John Alfred Bourque and his Metis wife Philomene Laderoute. 2. Other Bourkes descend from Irishman John Palmer Bourke and his Metis wife Nancy Campbell. 3. The Bourke surname can be carried by Bourkes but also by Bourque descendants who have anglicized their surname to Bourke or Burke. 4. If you’re unsure of the ethnic origin of “your” Bourques, you’ll find  all Bourque / Bourke / Burke variations consolidated under the entry for Bourque.  (The Bourke and Burke surnames are also double-indexed in the appropriate post).






Duhamel | The Territories (1901)

Edmonton East   (1901)

Lac La Biche | The Territories (1901)

Lac La Biche | Victoria (1911)



Bourkes in Assiniboia |  Selkirk (1901)

Bourques in Louise  |  Lisgar  (1901)

Portage La Prairie | Mixed, Cree, Scottish, English (1901)  Upd. March 2021

Clandeboye Agency  | Selkirk  (1911)



Fort Resolution | Chipeweyan, Mixed, Slavi (1911)




BLAN   [CDN Marriage Extracts]  [AB-BC-MB-SK-Western Canada Metis Scrip]  Bourque, Bourke, Burk, Burke


BRAS   [CDN Marriage Extracts] [MB]  Burk, Burke


C …  [CDN Marriage Extracts] [AB]  Bourque, Burke


COON   [CDN Marriage Extracts]  [AB] Bourque


DELM   [CDN Marriage Extracts]  [AB]  Bourque


F …   [CDN Marriage Extracts]  [BC-Western Canada Metis Scrip]  Bourke, Burke


G  …  [CDN Marriage Extracts]  [Western Canada Metis Scrip]  Burke, Buck


H …   [CDN Marriage Extracts]  [AB-Western Canada Metis Scrip] Bourke


KASA   [CDN Marriage Extracts]  [MB]  Burke


P  …   [CDN Marriage Extracts]  [SK]  Burke


SAUN   [CDN Marriage Extracts]  [AB] Bourke


SIMO   [CDN Marriage Extracts]  [QC]  Burke


SNOW   [CDN Marriage Extracts]  [Western Canada Metis Scrip]  Bourke


THOR   [CDN Marriage Extracts]  [AB]  Bourque


WHE– Z    [CDN Marriage Extracts]  [AB]  Burke





Index: The Cree in Canadian Census Records

Index: The Ojibwe, Ojibway, Chippewa & Saulteaux in Canadian Census Records

List of Metis Surnames of Ontario

Index:  Indigenous, Metis & Mixed-Heritage Surname Anchor Posts




December 6, 2020 - Posted by | .

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